Ph.D. Foundations of Education, (Anticipated Fall, 2013)
Major: Theory & Social Foundations: Educational Sociology
Minor: Educational Research & Measurement: Qualitative MethodologyM.A.
Education, Defiance College
B.S. Mathematics, Defiance College
B.A. Religion and Ministry, Defiance College
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Association for Middle Level Education
Ohio Middle Level Association
American Educational Studies Association
Joshua Francis is an Assistant Professor of Education for The Defiance College. He currently teaches various courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Mr. Francis also supervises and observes teacher candidates in their field placements.
Mr. Francis’ professional experience has included several projects with central goals were to provide a voice for marginalized populations at every age and were intended to revitalize impoverished neighborhoods and schools. In addition, Mr. Francis has served as a research consultant on various projects and served as a research assistant on grants to increase awareness of and preparation for undergraduate programs among high school students in urban schools as well as to improve the effectiveness of science educators. Mr. Francis has also given several presentations at national conferences on participatory action research as pedagogy and as a means for social justice and civic engagement.
Mr. Francis’ research interests include human rights education, democratic education, and public reason.
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