Thomas M. Falk, Ph.D.

Visiting Faculty
Full-Time Faculty
School of Education and Health Sciences

  • Location: College Park Center, Room 680E
  • Phone: 937-229-3885
  • Email: Contact

Courses Taught

  • EDT 305, Philosophy and History of American Education
  • EDT 502, Philosophy of Education
  • EDT 503, History of American Education


  • Ph.D., Philosophy of Education, Ohio State University 
  • B.A., Anthropology, Spanish, Ohio University

Professional Activities

  • Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society
  • Society for the Philosophical Study of Education

Research Interests

  • Cultural and Intellectual History
  • History of Ideas
  • Critical Theory
  • Comparative Education

Selected Publications

  • Thomas M. Falk, “Democracy, Capitalism, and Educational Opportunity from Horace Mann to the Present,”Critical Education. (in press).
  • Thomas M. Falk, “Are Unmotivated Students Cultural Critics?” Journal for the Philosophical Study of Education, Vol. 2. (in press).
  • Thomas M. Falk, “Literacy as Dialogue,” in Philosophical Studies in Education, 41 (August, 2010),
  • Thomas M. Falk, Sam Rocha & Bryan R. Warnick, “Social Science and Its Discontents: An essay review of Bent Flyvbjerg's Making Social Science Matter,” in Education Review, 4 (March, 2009),