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Tony DeCesare

Tony DeCesare is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum. He earned his PhD in Philosophy of Education from Indiana University and joined the DePaul faculty in fall 2019 after four years as an Assistant Professor of Educational Studies a​t Saint Louis University. DeCesare’s research focuses on improving the vibrancy and inclusiveness of democratic societies through public schooling and other forms of education. His work has appeared in several journals including Studies in Philosophy and Education, The Good Society: A Journal of Civic Studies, American Journal of Education, Philosophical Studies in Education, and Teaching Ethics.

  • PhD in Philosophy of Education, Indiana University
  • MS in Ed.History and Philosophy of Education, Indiana University
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction, Fairfield University
  • BA in English, Fairfield University
Courses Taught
  • SCG 701: Philosophy of Ethics in Education
  • SCG 711: Culture, Power, and Education

Research Interests
Philosophy and History of Education; Theories of Democracy and Citizenship; Theories of Justice; Capabilities Approach; Children's Rights and Agency