Dr. Donal Mulcahy

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Assistant Professor

Office: Tribble B214
Email: mulcahde@wfu.edu
Phone: 336-758-2451

Dr. Dónal Mulcahy’s research focus includes education policy and its impact on both school and society; international comparative education and sustainability; critical pedagogy and the socio-political context influencing pedagogy, purpose and curriculum in school.

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Education
Director, Elementary Education

Education

Ph.D., Urban Education, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2009
Master of Philosophy in Urban Education, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2007
Master of Science in Childhood Education, Brooklyn College, 2004
Master of Music in Performance, The Hartt School of Music, 1999
Bachelor of Music, University of Connecticut, 1997

EDU 201/707: Educational Policy and Practice
EDU 206: Assessment for Positive Student Outcomes
EDU 250: Student Teaching Supervision
EDU 296: Elementary Math Methods

Mulcahy C.M., D.E. Mulcahy & D.G. Mulcahy (2015). Discourses on Pedagogy, Praxis and Purpose in Education. Routledge, New York. 250 pages. Hardcover and paperback.

Mulcahy, D.E., D.G Mulcahy & R. Saul (2014). Education in North America. Bloomsbury/Continuum Publishing, London.

Mulcahy, D. E. (2018). “The role of the school principal in educational reform.” In International Journal of Educational Reform, Rowman and Littlefield, (IJER), 27(N-4). In press.

Mulcahy, D. E. (2018). “The Ravitch enigma: Of politics and pedagogy.” In Philosophy, Theory and Foundations of Education, 2018(1). In press.

Mulcahy, D. E. (2018). “Teacher autonomy vs accountability and control.” In New England Reading Association Journal, 54(2). In press.

“From the Zones of Non-Being: The Lives of Nancy Gardener Prince and Mary Seacole—Critical Pedagogical Connections,” co-presenter. Border Crossings: Translation, Migration, & Gender in the Americas, the Transatlantic, & the Transpacific, co-presenter. Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ssaww) Bi-annual Meeting. Universite Bordeaux Montainge, France. 7/5-8/2017.

“Ignoring Practice: The shaping of United States Education Policy Despite the Education Community.” Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 37th Annual Conference. University College Cork, Ireland. 4/20-22/2017.

“Diane Ravitch: Conservative or Progressive?” co-presenter. Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 37th Annual Conference. University College Cork, Ireland. 4/20-22/2017.

“Undoing Democratic Systems with the ‘Free Market’ of School Reform,” 61st Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society. Appalachian State University, 2/16 -17/ 2017.

“The Fordham Institute and the Future of the Teaching Profession.” Public Scholarship to education Diverse Democracies. 2016 Annual meeting, American Educational Research Association (AERA). Washington D.C. 4/8-12/16.