Christopher B. Crowley

Christopher B. Crowley
Assistant Professor - Teacher Education

247 Education

Office Hours: By appointment.


  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S.Ed., Reading/Writing/Literacy, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., English/Writing; Sociology, St. Lawrence University


Crowley's primary area of research is in the field of curriculum studies and focuses on issues of privatization in teacher education. His research critically examines how various stakeholders including non-profit organizations, philanthropic foundations, the for-profit sector and others are becoming increasingly involved in multiple aspects of teacher education.  His research has appeared in journals such as Teaching and Teacher Education, Review of Research in Education, Teacher Education & Practice, Schools: Studies in Education and in several edited volumes. 


Area Of Expertise

  • Curriculum Theory
  • Teacher Education
  • Politics of Education Reform
  • Teacher Research/Practitioner Inquiry

Courses Taught

  • TED 8350 - Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction
  • TED 8270 - Seminar: Issues in Curriculum and Instruction (The Study of Teaching and Teacher Education)
  • TED 8200 - Doctoral Seminar: Education in Socio-Political Culture
  • TED 7000 - Introductory Master's Seminar
  • ED 7999 - Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project
  • RLL 7300 - Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • RLL 6121 - Reading in the Content Areas: 6-12



  • 2016
    Wayne State University College of Education Faculty Teaching Award