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About Brian W Dotts

Brian W. Dotts, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of educational foundations and critical studies in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice, University of Georgia. He has published peer-reviewed papers in the history of American Education, specifically education and political theories during the American Revolution and early national period, common school politics during the Antebellum Era, John Dewey and Social Reconstructionism during the early twentieth century, and educational foundations as a field of study. He is author of The Political Education of Democratus: Negotiating Civic Virtue during the Early Republic (Lexington Books, 2012).


January 2009 Present Clinical Associate Professor, University of Georgia ‐ Educational Theory and Practice

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Social Foundations of Education: History and Philosophy and American Politics and Political Theory

Honors and Awards

  • Donald O. Schneider Mentoring Award (2014)


August 1998December 2005 PhD, Indiana University ‐ Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
August 1991December 1992 MA, Boston College ‐ Political Science
August 1986May 1990 BA, Indiana University Southeast ‐ Political Science

Contact Information

614-C Aderhold Hall
Department of Educational Theory and Practice
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602