Mark R. Davies, Professor of Education

304 Clark Hall

Areas of expertise:
Critical pedagogy, critical pedagogy of place, sustainability, environmental education, ecopedagogy
Ed.D., Rutgers University

Recent course taught:

  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction
  • Social Studies Methods
  • Ideas and Practice of Sustainability
  • Student Teaching Seminar

Selected publications:

  • “Living Well Where We Are: An Educator’s Evolving Critical Pedagogy of Place” in Becoming Critical Pedagogues: Narratives of Resistance and Disruption in Teacher Education. Edited by J. Justice, Routledge Press. In press December, 2017,
  • Visble Scars, Hidden Costs: Reaping what the Neoliberal Agenda Sows in Our Local Communities in School Against the Neoliberal Rule: Educational Fronts for Social Justice. Edited by B. Porfilio and M. Abendroth, Information Age Publishers. Published June, 25, 2015.
  • “Curriculum for [dis]Empowerment: Uncovering Hegemony within the New Jersey Social Studies Curriculum Framework” in Six Lenses for Anti-Oppressive Education: Partial Stories, Improbable Conversations, Edited by Kevin K. Kumashiro and Bic Ngo, in the Joe Kincheloe’s Counterpoints: Series in the Postmodern Context of Education, Peter Lang Publishers. Published March, 2007.

College service and professional affiliations:

  • Former Department Chair
  • Environment, Sustainability and Society Major Steering Committee
  • Faculty Athletics Representative
  • Chair, College-wide Diversity Committee
  • Reviewer for Educational Studies the publication of the American Educational Studies Association


  • 2012 Margaret Bunn Award for excellence in teaching
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