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About David Gabbard

Dr. David Gabbard joined Boise State University in 2013, and is currently in Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies, and was previously the Chair of the Department of Bilingual Education. Before coming to Boise State, he was on the faculty of the College of Education at East Carolina University. Most noted for his work as a critical educational theorist and policy analyst, Dr. Gabbard’s research has reflected his quest to understand the phenomenon of compulsory schooling as an instrument of statecraft created, in part, to enforce the conditions of a market society. Hopeful that public schools might one day come to serve more genuinely democratic values, Dr. Gabbard's scholarship, teaching, and service focuses on nurturing critically reflective and democratic dispositions in teachers. His research interests are in cultural studies, curriculum and instruction, new literacies, and anarchist pedagogy.


2013 - Present Associate Professor, Boise State University Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies

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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 - Best Faculty Paper, Central New York Peace Studies Consortium
  • 2008 - Critics' Choice Award, American Educational Studies Assoc for <em>Knowledge & Power in the Global Economy: School Reform in a Neoliberal/Neoconservative Age</em>, 2d Edition
  • 2003-2004 - Scholar/Teacher Award, East Carolina University

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