Bio

Kevin R. Magill, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education. His areas of interest and specialization include Teacher Education, Critical Theory/Pedagogy, Social Studies Education, Literacy, Reform/Policy Analysis, and Cultural Studies. Broadly, Dr. Magill's research examines the relationship between ontology, ideology, and pedagogy among pre and in-service teachers. He explores how these factors relate in the teaching of civics, social studies, and the connection to community knowledge. His most recent scholarly work is a book published with Professor Arturo Rodriguez, Imagining Education: Beyond the Logic and Learning in Neoliberal Capitalism, an edited volume in which authors explore visions for education beyond the ideologies currently limiting authentic human relationships in classrooms.

Prior to his appointment at Baylor, Kevin served as an Instructor at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Magill taught courses in Instructional Design, Multicultural Education, Social Studies Methods, Sociocultural Influences on Learning and has worked as a teacher educator with Social Studies, Bilingual, Literacy, and Elementary cohorts. Previously, 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 California.

Dr. Magill currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) and was formerly a board member on the Texas Education Review (TxED). In addition to a Ph.D., he holds two master’s degrees — in Public Administration and Education.