- Ph.D., University of Miami
Research interests include womanism; philosophy of education; ethical, historical, and political understandings of educational foundations; and the meaning of identity group membership and social positionality for citizenship, praxis, and the democratic subject
Sheron Fraser-Burgess, Ph.D., is a scholar-activist and academic philosopher of education who studies the ethical, epistemological, and political implications of cultural identity and social positionality. She focuses on cultivating critical consciousness in viewing schools as nested within the societal context. In practice, she is committed to contextualized or community-engaged teacher education and professional development. A presupposition of her work is that a democratic society rightly gives pride of place to diversity, critical thinking, and equality of opportunity.
Since 2005, Fraser-Burgess has been a Ball State University education professor for teacher candidates, administrators, and Ph.D. students, fostering critical ethical, historical, and political understandings of educational foundations in the United States and other traditions. She also just completed a three-year stint as director of the Ph.D. in Educational Studies.