Office#: 304A Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 845-8384
Other Title: Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies
Primary Emphasis Area: Culture, Curriculum and Instruction
Vita: View Document
Office Hours
Tuesday     1pm to 5pm
Wednesday     10am to 5pm
Thursday     10am to 1pm
Short Bio
Dr. Patrick Slattery is Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies in the Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University where he teaches courses in Philosophy of Education, Curriculum Theory, Social Foundations of Education, and Arts-Based Research. His books include: "Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era" (Third Edition, Routledge, 2013); the co-authored text with Dana Rapp "Ethics and the Foundations of Education: Teaching Convictions in a Postmodern World" (Allyn and Bacon, 2003); the co-authored text with William Pinar "Understanding Curriculum" (Peter Lang Publishers, 1995); and the co-authored text "Contextualizing Teaching" (Addison-Wesley Longman, 2000). Dr. Slattery has published research articles in Harvard Educational Review, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Educational Theory, Qualitative Inquiry, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy (JCP), Journal of Teacher Education and Practice, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (JCT), and Curriculum Inquiry. He is a former editor of JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing and co-editor (with James Henderson of Kent State University) of The Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Patrick Slattery is a past-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), a member of Professors of Curriculum, the former chair of the Arts-Based Educational Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a council member of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group (C&P). He is also an artist, lecturer, and activist for social justice issues. The central theme of his work is the promotion of a just, compassionate, and ecologically sustainable global culture through holistic and reconceptualized approaches to curriculum, constructive postmodern understandings of education, queer studies in gender and sexuality, and Process philosophical visions of creativity and change. In his research he contends that spiritual, ethical, and social transformation is intimately linked to visual culture, public pedagogy, and aesthetics, and that wisdom can emerge in the artistic process. Dr. Slattery was appointed as a Fellow for Climate, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Education and Human Development for the 2018 academic year. In 2019, Dr. Slattery received the Lifetime Achievement Award from AERA Division B.
Area(s) of Emphasis
Curriculum and Instruction Foundations
Educational Administration Curriculum Development
Research Interests
Arts-Based Research/Aesthetics
Cultural Studies
Curriculum Theory
Philosophy of Education
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Suarez, M. I., Lai Hing, E., & Slattery, Patrick. (2018). A brief exercise in currere and bathroom bills. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. December, 2018.

2. Suarez, Mario I. & Slattery, Patrick. Exploring Transgender Issues in Schools and Society. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Special Issue. Fall, 2018.

3. Thorson, M. Andrew, Scaramuzzo, P., Baker, J. Scott, & Slattery, Patrick. (2018). Homophobic State of Mind: Queering School Climates in Texas. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE). (In Press)

4. Suarez, M. I., Asadi, L., Scaramuzzo, P., Slattery, Patrick, & Mandala, C. R. (2018). Using Photovoice as arts-based instruction for grieving: LGBTIQ students and the Pulse nightclub shooting. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

5. Slattery, Patrick. (2017). "I am Nature: Understanding the Possibilities of integrating the Synthetical Moment and the Proleptic Moment in Curriculum Studies and Aesthetics.[48]1D Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. (In Press)

6. *Barr, S. M., Eslami, Z. R., Joshi, R. M., & Slattery, G. P., & Hammer, J. (2016). Perceptions and Knowledge of Literacy Constructs by Elementary School Teachers of ELLs. The Educational Forum, 80 (1), 61-78. *

7. Slattery, Patrick. (2016). Toward Proleptic Experience in Arts-Based Educational Research and Practice. JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. 31 (2), 4-15.

8. Slattery, Patrick. (2015). Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era: Teaching and Learning in an Age of Accountability. [Farsi Edition in Iran]. New York: Routledge. International Text.

9. Slattery, Patrick. (2015). Turning Toward the Novel in a Post-Planetary Moment: Reflections on Education, Literature, and Ecology. International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice. 18 (2), 259-262.

10. Milam, Jennifer L., Jupp, James C. , Hoyt, Mei W., Grumbein, Matthew, Kaufman, Mitzi, Carpenter, B. Stephen II, O[48]19Malley, Michael P., & Slattery, Patrick. (2014). "Autobiography, Disclosure, and Engaged Pedagogy: A Practical Discussion on Teaching Foundations in Teacher Education Programs." Teacher Education and Practice 27 (1), Winter, 12-43

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Film List for Courses
The film list will be updated in early 2019.
Ethics Lecture Handout
Gender and Sexuality Intake Form College of Medicine
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
John Aston (Spring, 2001), Ph.D.
Karen Krasny (Fall, 2004), Ph.D.
Phyllis Ferguson (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Roemer visser (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Hayley Kazen (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Mei Wu Hoyt (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Jennifer Milam (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Ludovic Sourdot (Summer, 2009), Ph.D.
Kathleen Mary Everling (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Methal Mohammed (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Antonio Rosado (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Mark Ortwein (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Angelia Cornelius (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Chih-Feng Chien (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
David Humpal (Fall, 2012), Ph.D.
Michael Thorson (Fall, 2014), Ph.D.
Mychelle Smith (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Joseph Scott Baker (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Kristin Kistner Hall (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Jeffrey Craig Miller (Summer, 2017), Ed.D.
Tiffany Glenda Staats (Summer, 2017), Ed.D.
Davina Marie Stringer (Summer, 2017), Ed.D.
Helen Chick Becker (Fall, 2017), Ph.D.
Laurie Katheryn Wells (Spring, 2018), Ed.D.
Laurie Elizabeth Westphal (Spring, 2018), Ed.D.
Vernee Anita Butterfield (Spring, 2018), Ph.D.
Nneka Bernard (Summer, 2018), Ed.D.
Mario Itzel Suarez (Fall, 2018), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2009 - ). Africa Education Review

Co-Editor (2002 - 2010). Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Editorial Board Member (2001 - 2009). The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education

Editorial Board Member (2000 - 2013). Pedagogical Currents

Editorial Board Member (1999 - 2012). International Journal for Education and the Arts

Editor (1998 - 2000). Journal of Curriculum Theorizing

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2005-2007). Planning Committee Chair for National Convention.  Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference

(2004). Governance Council Member and By-Laws Chair.  Curriculum and Pedagogy Association

(2003-2005). Chair.  Arts-Based Educational Research SIG of AERA

(2003-2005). Standards Committee.  American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies


(2009). Service Award.  Curriculum and Pedagogy Association

(2004). Diversity Award for Individual Achievement.  Presented by the Executive Vice-President and Provost

(2001-present). Academy for Educator Development.  Regent's Initiative for Excellence in Education

(1998). Outstanding Book on Human Rights.  Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights

(1996-present). Professors of Curriculum Honor Society.  American Educational Research Association

(1986). Excellence in Education Award.  United States Department of Education

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