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About Richard Osguthorpe

Dr. Richard Osguthorpe is the Dean and a professor in the College of Education at Boise State University. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Policy from the University of Michigan in 2005, with emphases in philosophy of education, educational foundations in a multicultural society, and organizational theory and leadership. He conducts research that combines conceptual analysis and empirical study, and his scholarly interests include: the moral dimensions of teaching; the study of moral education and moral development in schools; the use of practical reason and practical argument in teacher development; the pedagogy of educational foundations; the role of cultural and multicultural studies in teacher education; and the application of leadership and change theories to classroom contexts. He teaches foundations of education and philosophy of education courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, and he works as a liaison in partner schools.


Present Dean and Professor, Boise State University College of Education

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Research Associate Grant ($5,572), Boise State University, 2007-2008
  • Educational Studies Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2000-2003


  • ED-CIFS 505 Philosophy of Education
  • ED-CIFS 201 Foundations of Education
  • ED-CIFS 506 Issues in Education
  • EDU 610 American Culture and the Context of Schooling

Contact Information

Boise State University
1910 University Drive E-407
Boise, ID 83725
(208) 426-4353


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