Bio

Kevin R. Magill is an Assistant Professor of Secondary and Social Studies Education at Baylor University. In his research, Dr. Magill examines the social relations of production in teaching and learning within social studies, civics, and community contexts as well as how critical educational practices can lead to social transformation. Within these areas, he has written several pieces related to the ways social studies teachers understand power, critical theory/pedagogy, and cultural studies and how the ideology and ontology of these teachers informs their pedagogical practice. His work has been published in such journals as Teacher College Record, Theory and Research in Social Education, Journal of Social Studies Research, Democracy and Education, Journal for Critical Educational Policy Studies, and Social Studies Research and Practice, to name a few. Dr. Magill has also authored two books on the teaching of history with Dr. Tony Talbert and one book about critical pedagogy within neoliberal contexts with Dr. Arturo Rodriguez.

Dr. Magill has taught undergraduate courses in secondary, social studies, social issues and multicultural education and graduate courses related to qualitative methods, social studies religion/ideology and critical theory. Prior to his appointment at Baylor, Dr. Magill worked as a teacher in public, private, middle, and high school contexts. He taught Social Studies, English Language Arts and Opportunity/Intervention in Northern California.

Kevin earned his doctorate at The University of Texas at Austin working with Dr. Cinthia Salinas, Dr. Anthony Brown, and Dr. Katerina Payne and was awarded the John Laska Dissertation Award for Teaching from The American Association for Teaching and Curriculum. Prior to his doctoral work, Dr. Magill earned a Masters Degree in Education from The University of California, Davis and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Stanislaus.

Currently, Dr. Magill serves as Co-Director of the Liverpool Hope University Baylor Exchange Partnership and as faculty partner with the Monterrey Tech University/Querétaro experience and is the faculty sponsor for The Baylor High School Project. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) and just received a grant to explore teaching and learning in civic educational experiences with local elected officials and stakeholders.

Degrees (3)

MPA
2010
California State University, Stanislaus
Turlock, CA

MA
2011
The University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Ph.D
2017
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

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The Primacy of Relation: Social Studies Teachers and the Praxis of Critical Pedagogy

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published The Primacy of Relation: Social Studies Teachers and the Praxis of Critical Pedagogy in Theory & Research in Social Education, Vol. 47, Issue 1, p. 1-28, March 8, 2019, with co-author(s) Dr. Cinthia Salinas, The Univeristy of Texas at Austin.

Critically Civic Teacher Perception, Posture, and Pedagogy: Negating Civic Archetypes

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Critically Civic Teacher Perception, Posture, and Pedagogy: Negating Civic Archetypes in The Journal of Social Studies Research, Vol. 43, Issue 2, February 6, 2019.

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on United States History, Volume 2

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Taking Sides: Clashing Views on United States History, Volume 2, February 5, 2020, with co-author(s) Dr. Tony Talbert.

Theory Praxis Gap: Social Studies Teaching and Critically Transformational Dialogue

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Theory Praxis Gap: Social Studies Teaching and Critically Transformational Dialogue in Teachers College Record, Vol. 122, Issue 7, June 18, 2020, with co-author(s) Dr. Brooke Blevins.

Beyond the Invisible Barriers of the Classroom: iEngage and Civic Praxis in Democracy and Education

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Beyond the Invisible Barriers of the Classroom: iEngage and Civic Praxis in Democracy and Education, Vol. 28, Issue 1, June 18, 2020, with co-author(s) Victoria Davis Smith, Dr. Brooke Blevins, and Dr. Karon LeCompte.

From Student-Teachers to Teachers of Students: Beginning Teachers’ Journeys from Pre-service to the Classroom in Creative Education

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published From Student-Teachers to Teachers of Students: Beginning Teachers’ Journeys from Pre-service to the Classroom in Creative Education, Vol. 3, Issue 6, March 12, 2015, with co-author(s) Dr. Irina Okhremtchouk, San Fransisco State, and Rebecca Rosa, University of California, Davis.

A Book Review of Pedagogy of Insurrection: From Resurrection to Revolution by Peter McLaren

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published A Book Review of Pedagogy of Insurrection: From Resurrection to Revolution by Peter McLaren in Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 1, June 16, 2015.

Hurting Less in the Face of Evil A book review of An Education in ‘Evil’: Implications for Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Beyond

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Hurting Less in the Face of Evil A book review of An Education in 'Evil': Implications for Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Beyond in Theory & Research in Social Education, February 13, 2020, with co-author(s) Tori Davis Smith.

A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity (Book Review) in Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, Vol. 18, Issue 1, March 11, 2020, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Boise State University.

The Classroom: An Uncontested Public Space

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published The Classroom: An Uncontested Public Space, June 15, 2017, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Boise State University.

The Ties that Bind: Neoliberalism, the Citizen and Education

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published The Ties that Bind: Neoliberalism, the Citizen and Education, June 14, 2017, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Boise State University.

Beyond a Value Based Education in Imagining Education: Beyond the Logic and Learning in Neoliberal Capitalism

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Beyond a Value Based Education in Imagining Education: Beyond the Logic and Learning in Neoliberal Capitalism, June 14, 2017, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Boise State University.

Critical Humanism and Online learning: A Critical Study of Teaching using Discussion Boards as a Means of Production

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Critical Humanism and Online learning: A Critical Study of Teaching using Discussion Boards as a Means of Production, October 17, 2019, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Boise State University, and Matthew David Smith, UCLA.

Humanizing and Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy: Examining How Teachers Engage ELL Knowledge, Interests, and Struggles in Social Studies Classrooms

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Humanizing and Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy: Examining How Teachers Engage ELL Knowledge, Interests, and Struggles in Social Studies Classrooms, June 20, 2019.

Teacher, Mentor and Teacher Education

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Teacher, Mentor and Teacher Education in Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Best Practices in Teacher Education, February 11, 2020, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, and Matthew David Smith, UCLA.

Hope, Rage and Inequality: A Critical Humanist Inclusive Education

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Hope, Rage and Inequality: A Critical Humanist Inclusive Education, June 10, 2015, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Boise State University.

A Critical Humanist Curriculum

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published A Critical Humanist Curriculum in Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 3, June 17, 2015, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Boise State University.

Student as Value Based Product: Reconceptualizing the Subjective Nature of Education

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Student as Value Based Product: Reconceptualizing the Subjective Nature of Education in Texas Education Review, Vol. 3, Issue 2, April 15, 2015, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Boise State University.

Diversity, Neoliberalism and Teacher Education

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Diversity, Neoliberalism and Teacher Education in International Journal of Progressive Education, Vol. 12, Issue 3, September 15, 2016, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Boise State University.

Critical Historical Inquiry: The Intersection of Ideological Clarity and Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Critical Historical Inquiry: The Intersection of Ideological Clarity and Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Journal of Social Studies Research, Vol. 44, Issue 1, June 12, 2019, with co-author(s) Dr. Brooke Blevins, and Dr. Cinthia Salinas, The University of Texas at Austin.

Using Inquiry to Promote Democratic Citizenship Among Young Adolescents During Summer Civics Camps in Citizenship, Teaching & Learning

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Using Inquiry to Promote Democratic Citizenship Among Young Adolescents During Summer Civics Camps in Citizenship, Teaching & Learning, August 13, 2020, with co-author(s) Dr. Brooke Blevins, Michelle Bauml, TCU, Nate Scholten, Tori Smith, and Karon LeCompte.

Imagining Education: Beyond the Logic of Global Neoliberal Capitalism

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Imagining Education: Beyond the Logic of Global Neoliberal Capitalism, June 14, 2017, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Boise State University.

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on United States History, Volume 1

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Taking Sides: Clashing Views on United States History, Volume 1, June 13, 2019, with co-author(s) Dr. Tony Talbert.

Culture Circles as a Practice of Freedom

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Culture Circles as a Practice of Freedom in Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, Vol. 21, Issue 1, with co-author(s) Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Boise State University.

Exploring Marlon Bundo as an artifact for analysis: culture circles and critical historical inquiry for toward informed civic engagement

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Exploring Marlon Bundo as an artifact for analysis: culture circles and critical historical inquiry for toward informed civic engagement in Multicultural Children’s Literature in the Content Areas, January 10, 2020.

Mentoring Beyond the Politics of Fear

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, published Mentoring Beyond the Politics of Fear. in Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 14, Issue 3, January 7, 2020, with co-author(s) Tracy Harper, Jess Smith, and Aaron Huang.

Awards & Honors (1)

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, assistant professor, received John Laska Dissertation Award for Teaching for dissertation award for teaching from AATC, 09/17/2019.

Professional Leadership (1)

Visions of Education Podcast. Episode 119: Critical Pedagogy and Power with Kevin Magill

Dr. Kevin Russel Magill, assistant professor; https://visionsofed.com/2019/07/09/episode-119-critical-pedagogy-and-power-with-kevin-magill/.