Professional & Secondary Ed


Professional and Secondary
Education Office
206C Recitation Hall
FAX: 610-436-3102

John Elmore


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B. A., B. S. Kansas Wesleyan University
M.S. Kansas State University                  Ph.D. Kansas State University

Area of Instruction
Dr. Elmore’s principal specializations are in critical pedagogy, democratic education, marxism, atheism and non-authoriatarian pedagogies. He primarily teaches courses in critical pedagogy, politics of education, history of education, and philosophy of education. 




Publications/Professional Activities
Dr. Elmore has investigated and written on multiple topics relating to the field of education, most notably the corporate model of higher education and the impact of employing authoritarian education in a democratic society.  His most recent publication is entitled Teaching Marx: The Socialist Challenge and his forthcoming book is entitled Authoritarian Education in a Democratic Society. 


Dr. Elmore is originally from Kansas where he earned his Ph.D. in Education from Kansas State University in 2000 with an emphasis in Critical Pedagogy and Gender Equity in Education. Dr. Elmore also holds a B.A. degree in History Education (1995), and a B. S. degree in Psychology (1996) from Kansas Wesleyan University and an M. S. in Foundations and Secondary Education (1997), a graduate certificate in Women's Studies (1999) from Kansas State University. 

Dr. Elmore spent five years as an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at 
Medaille College in Buffalo, NY before joining the faculty at West Chester.