Faculty and Staff

Dr. Brad J. Porfilio Name: Dr. Brad J. Porfilio
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Educational Leadership
Office Location: DL132A
E-mail: porfilbr@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5103

Educational Background:
2005 Ph. D. Social Foundations of Education, University at Buffalo
1998 M.S. Secondary Education, Niagara University
1997 M.A. History, SUNY at Brockport
1992 B.A. History, Niagara University

Courses Taught:
History of Education
Curriculum Theory
Globalization and Education
Urban Education
Qualitative Research
Multicultural Education
Foundations of Education

Research Interest:
Brad J. Porfilio is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning Doctoral Program. His research interests and expertise include: urban education, gender and technology, cultural studies, neoliberalism and schooling, and transformative education

Recent Publications:
Carr, P.R. & Porfilio, B. (2009). Computers, the media and multicultural education: Seeking engagement and political literacy. Intercultural Education 20(2)

Porfilio, B, & Carr, P.R. (Eds.) (2009) (In process). Youth Culture, Education and Resistance: Subverting the Commercial Ordering of Life. Sense Publishers.

Carr, P.R. & Porfilio, B (2009) The 2008 US presidential campaign, democracy and media literacy. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy 2(1)

Caro, R., Porfilio, B. & Valeri (2009). Critical-service learning confronts homelessness. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(3).

Porfilo, B. (2009). (In press). A critical evaluation of what is perpetuating the gendering of computing technology and computing culture. In Shirley Steinberg’s (Eds). Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia. New York: Peter Lang.

Porfilio, B. & Malott, C. (2008). (Eds.). An International Examination of Urban Education: The Destructive Path of Neoliberalism. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Porfilio, B. & Malott (2008) (Eds). The neoliberal social order. In B. Porfilio. & C. Malott’s. (2008). (Eds.). An International Examination of Urban Education: The Destructive Path of Neoliberalism. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Porfilio, B. (2008). The Possibilities of transformation: Critical research and Peter McLaren. In M. Eryaman’s (Eds). Peter McLaren, Education and the Struggle for Liberation. New York: Hampton Press.

Porfilio, B. & Yu, T. (2008) (In press). The commercialization of teacher education: Narrative and analysis. In Dave Hill’s Neoliberalism, Education and the Politics of Inequality. New York: Routledge.

Porfilio, B. & Carr, P.R. (2008). Youth, the mass media, and democracy. Academic Exchange Quarterly 12(4).

Porfilio, B. & Watz, M. (2008). Promoting critical literacy in social studies classrooms: Guiding students to remake themselves and their world through a critical analysis of Victorian World’s Fairs and the neoliberal ordering of today’s social world. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy 1(2).

Porfilio, B (2008). From working class liberal to transformative scholar-practitioner: Struggles and successes amid the newfound status quo. In Andrew Churchill (Ed), Rocking your world. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Porfilio, B, & Bulger, B. (2008). Commercialization of schools. In Eugene Provenzo’s (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Foundations of Education. New York: Sage.

Porfilio, B. (2008). Critical Theory and Education. In Eugene Provenzo’s (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Foundations of Education. New York: Sage.

Porfilio, B. (2007). White female teachers and technology education: Reproducing the status quo. In Paul Carr and Darren Lund’s (Eds.). The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, privilege, and identity in education in Canada.

Malott, C. & Porfilio, B. (2007). Punk rock, hip-hop, and the politics of human resistance: Reconstituting the social studies through critical media literacy. Shirley S. Steinberg and Donald Macedo’s (Eds.). Media Literacy: A Reader. (Eds). New York: Peter Lang.

Porfilio, B. & Malott, C. (2007). Neoliberalism. Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn G. Herr’s (Eds.). Encyclopedia of activism and social Justice. New York: Sage.

Porfilio, B. & Malott, C. (2007). Paul Willis: A refection upon his scholarship. Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn G. Herr’s (Eds.). Encyclopedia of activism and social justice. New York: Sage.

Porfilio, B. & Yu, T. (2006). Students as consumer: A critical narrative of the commercialization of teacher education. The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 4(1)

Porfilio, B. (2006). The possibilities of transformation: Critical research and Peter McLaren. International Journal of Progressive Education 3(1).

Porfilio, B. & Hall, J. (2005). “Power City” politics and building of a corporate school. The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 3(1).

Porfilio, B. and McClary, G. (2004). Future teachers confront globalization: A critical approach to "good citizenship" in social studies education. Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 6(1)

Brathwaite, F. and Porfilio, B. (2004). A school-based project: Increasing Ontario pre-service teacher candidates' experiences with cultural diversity. Networks: On-Line Journal for Teacher Research 7(2).