Kurth-Schai specializes in the study of social and educational reform. Her research
interests include philosophical and policy analyses concerning the role of public
education in addressing social justice, environmental, and spiritual issues as well as
contemporary reform efforts in the United States and abroad aimed at effective response
to the challenges posed by globalization. She teaches courses on social, philosophical
and political issues in education.
EDUCATION: B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of
Minnesota. Kurth-Schai has been teaching at Macalester since 1986.
Contributions to Books
Educational Reform (with Charles R. Green), Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (2009)