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Jason Goulah

  • Associate Professor of Bilingual-Bicultural Education;
  • ​Director of the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education; 
    Director of Programs: Bilingual-Bicultural Education; World Language Education; and Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship​ ​
  • Leadership Language and Curriculum; Doctoral Program
  • 773-325-2076
  • 2247 N. Halsted St., Room 354


  • PhD,  State University of New York,  Buffalo
  • LLM,  Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Courses Taught

  • BBE 510 Special Topics in Language Education and Culture - Bakhtin, Makiguchi, Ikeda and New Literacies
  • BBE 526 Theoretical Foundations of ESL and World Language Education
  • CS 794 Special Topics - Faith, Dialogue and Curriculum - Dewey, Du Bois, Bakhtin, Baldwin, Ikeda and Education in Post-9/11 and -11/9 Contexts

Research Interests
Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education; Language, Culture, Identity, and New Literacies; Transformative and Sociocultural Approaches to Language Education; Bilingualism/Bicultural Education

Selected Publications
Goulah, J. (Ed.). (2017). Tsunesaburo Makiguchi in the context of language, identity and education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Goulah, J. (Ed.). (2015). Daisaku Ikeda, language and education. New York, NY: Routledge [Winner, 2015 American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award].

Goulah, J., & Gebert, A. (Eds.). (2013). Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944): Educational philosophy in context. New York, NY: Routledge.

Goulah, J. (in press). The presence and role of dialogue in Soka education. In P. Stearns (Ed.), Peacebuilding through dialogue: Education, human transformation and conflict resolution. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Press.

Goulah, J. (2018). Religion, “the religious,” and language education into the Anthropocene: A response to Huamei Han’s “Studying Religion and Language Teaching and Learning: Building a Sub-Field.” The Multilingual Journal, 102(2), 451-455.

Goulah, J. (2017). Climate change and TESOL: Language, literacies, and the creation of eco-ethical consciousness. TESOL Quarterly, 51(1), 90-114. doi: 10.1002/tesq.277.

Goulah, J., & Soltero, S. W. (2015). Reshaping the mainstream education climate through bilingual-bicultural education. In Y. Freeman & D. Freeman (Eds.), Research on preparing inservice teachers to work effectively with emergent bilinguals (Advances in research in teaching series) (pp. 177-203). United Kingdom: EmeraldBooks

Awards and Honors
Awards include the 2018 DeGarmo Award for exemplary scholarship from the Society of Professors of Education, the 2015 AESA Critics Choice Book Award, the 2013 DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2009 SGI-USA American Renaissance Award, and the 2009 NECTFL Stephen A. Freeman Award for best language education article of the year.​