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Bradley Conrad is an associate professor in the Education Department where he teaches in the teacher education and master's degree programs. He holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver and has published several articles in the areas of curriculum, teacher dispositions, and culturally responsive pedagogy. He also leads the Tales from the Classroom project, which is comprised of several top scholars across the US examining how educational policy affects students, teachers, and administrators. The project includes a forthcoming edited book, a peer-reviewed blog (www.talesfromtheclassroom.com), and a Research Renderings project that seeks to connect practicing educators and parents to cutting edge research in a digestible way.
Recently he co-authored an article with Sally Creasap titled “The Use of Dispositional Assessment in Teacher Preparation Programs as a Means of Preparing Ethically Responsible Teachers” while also co-authoring an article titled “Finding the Balance Between Process and Product in Lesson Planning: The Perceptual Lesson Planning Model” with P. Bruce Uhrmacher and Christy Moroye.
He independently published an article in the area of culturally responsive teaching titled “Intentions and Beliefs: Why They Matter and a Conceptual Framework for Understanding Them in Culturally Responsive Teachers” and has several under review. In tandem with Paige Shalter Bruening, he is developing a teacher dispositions assessment instrument, which is in the process of field testing. He is a member of the editorial board for The Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching & Research while also serving as a periodic reviewer for Teacher’s College Record and other such publications. He also is a founding member of the Elliot Eisner Special Interest Group in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and an executive board member for the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC).
Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, University of DenverMA Curriculum & Instruction, University of DenverBA Journalism, Ohio University