Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice (Critical Studies in Education)
Brian W. Dotts, PhD, is an Associate Professor of educational foundations, University of Georgia. (Note of clarification: Although identified as "clinical" faculty, Dr. Dotts focuses solely on academic scholarship and teaching. He has never conducted clinical work. Moreover, despite UGA's Research I institutional status, Dotts is part of a growing non-tenure-track faculty in the College of Education who maintain a -tenure-track workload.) He has published peer-reviewed papers in the history of American Education, specifically focusing on educational and political theories during the American Revolution and early national period, common school politics during the Antebellum Era, John Dewey and Social Reconstructionism during the early twentieth century, and educational foundations as an academic field. He is completing work on his third book.
The Journal of Thomas Jefferson's Life and Times
The Journal of Philosophy and History of Education
Dotts, Brian W. (In progress). Sculpting Human Identity: Social and Legal Constructions in a Multicultural World.
Dotts, Brian W. (Forthcoming). Educational Foundations: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2018. http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/psychology/educational-psychology/education-foundations-philosophical-and-historical-perspectives?format=PB#zHdbmRmgpxuhgLzu.97
Holowchak, M. Andrew and Dotts, Brian W. (Eds.) The Elusive Thomas Jefferson: Essays on the Man Behind the Myths. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing, 2017. http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-1-4766-6925-0
Dotts, Brian W. The Political Education of Democratus: Negotiating Civic Virtue during the Early Republic. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2012. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739167205/The-Political-Education-of-Democratus-Negotiating-Civic-Virtue-during-the-Early-Republic
-Brian W. Dotts. (Forthcoming). The Sun Never Sets on the Global Privatization Movement: A Return to the Heart of Darkness in a Neoliberal and Neoimperialist World. In International Handbook of Critical Pedagogies. Edited by Shirley R. Steinberg, Barry Down, Sandy Grande, and Dara Nix-Stevenson. Volume I of III. London, UK: Sage Publications.
-Atkinson, Jamie C. and Brian W. Dotts. (forthcoming). Impacting classrooms with privatized graduate schools: An analysis of Relay Graduate School. In T. J. Brewer & C. Lubienski, Becoming a Teacher in an Age of Reform: Global Lessons for Teacher Preparation and the Teaching Profession. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
•Dotts, Brian W. (2017). The Apostle of Whig History: Thomas Jefferson's Reliance on the Ancient Saxon Constitution. In The Elusive Thomas Jefferson: Essays on the Man Beyond the Myths. Edited by M. Andrew Holowchak and Brian W. Dotts. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing, 2017.
-Dotts, Brian W. Cato's Resolve and the Revolutionary Spirit: Political Education, Civic Action, and the Democratic-Republican Societies of the 1790s. In Donald Warren and John Patrick (Eds.). Moral and Civic Learning in the United States (pp. 33-50). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Dotts, Brian W. (2017). Tacitus: "The Greatest Enemy to Tyrants": History as Moral Instruction. The Journal of Thomas Jefferson's Life and Times 1, no. 1 (2017): 71-82.
Dotts, Brian W. Dewey Anticipates Habermas's Paradigm of Communication: The Critique of Individualism and the Basis for Moral Authority in "Democratic Education." Education and Culture: The Journal of the John Dewey Society 32, no. 1, Article 9 (2016): 111-129. Reprinted in Ruth Heilbronn, Christine Doddington, Rupert HIgham (Eds.). (2018). Dewey and Education in the 21st Century: Fighting Back (pp. 161-181). United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018.
Dotts, Brian W. Education as Instrument or as Empowerment? Untangling White Privilege in the Politics of Ethnic Studies -The Tucson Unified School District. Multicultural Education 22 nos. 3 & 4, (Spring/Summer 2015): 35-38.
Dotts, Brian W. Social Foundations in Exile: How Dare the School Build a New Social Order. A special issue on "The Importance of Standards, Professionalization, and the Preservation of Social Foundations of Education in PK-12 Teacher Preparation and Higher Education." Journal of Educational Foundations 28 nos. 1-4 (2015): 51-72.
Dotts, Brian W. Beyond the Schoolhouse Door: Educating the Political Animal in Jefferson's Little Republics. Democracy and Education 23 no. 1 (2015): 1-40. http://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol23/iss1/5
Dotts, Brian W. Schooling in the 'Iron Cage' and the Crucial Role of Interpretive, Normative, and Critical Perspectives in Social Foundations Studies. Educational Studies: A Journal of the American Educational Studies Association 49, no. 2 (2013): 148-168.
Dotts, Brian W. 'Making Rome Appear More Roman': Common Schooling and the Whig Response to Jacksonianism. Journal of Philosophy and History of Education 62 no. 1 (2012): 207-226.
Dotts, Brian W. The Democratic-Republican Societies: An Educational Dream Deferred. Educational Horizons 88 no. 3 (2010): 179-192.
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
EDUC 2110 (Honors) Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Issues in Diversity
EDUC 2120 (Honors) Exploring Socio-Cultural Issues in Diversity
EFND 6000 Special Problems in Social Foundations of Education
EFND 7040 History of Education in the United States
ETAP/QUAL 8100 Historical Inquiry and Research Methods
EFND 8060 Social and Political Philosophies of Education
FYOS 1001 The Education of Winston Smith and Napoleon: Critical Thinking in the Novels of George Orwell (First Year Odyssey Seminar)
|PhD||History, Philosophy, and Policy Studies in Education||Indiana University||2005|
|MA||Political Science||Boston College||1992|
|BA||Political Science||Indiana University Southeast||1990|
|2018||Special Collections Libraries Faculty Teaching Fellow||Special Collections Libraries, University of Georgia|
|2016||Carl Glickman Faculty Fellow Award||College of Education, University of Georgia|
|2014||Donald O. Schneider Mentoring Award||College of Education, University of Georgia|