Alexandros Charalampos Nikolaidis

Educational Researcher and Practitioner


I am an educational researcher and practitioner. I hold a PhD in educational studies, an MA in philosophy and education, a BA in philosophy, and a graduate minor in public policy and management. I am a former Distinguished University Fellow at The Ohio State University, former Fulbright Scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University, and former Global Arts + Humanities Society of Fellows graduate cross-disciplinary research grantee.


My research focuses on educational justice and its implications for educational policy. Specifically, I am interested in examining the relation of educational policy to systems of oppression and engaging in education policy analyses of, among other things, school discipline and curriculum policies. My scholarly areas of specialization are educational theory, educational ethics, and educational policy. My methodological expertise is in conceptual analysis, normative theorizing, policy analysis, and qualitative methodologies. My scholarly articles appear in the Journal of Education Policy, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Harvard Educational Review, Theory and Research in Education, Educational Theory, Studies in Philosophy and Education, and Philosophy of Education.

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As an educational practitioner, I have taught at the secondary and higher education levels and provide professional development support in the field of education. I specialize in teaching courses on the social and cultural foundations of education, and I am especially interested in teaching courses on social justice and democratic education. I have taught high school Theory of Knowledge (IB) in the capacity of teaching assistant and undergraduate Philosophy of Education in the capacity of instructor of record. I also develop and deliver professional development sessions to graduate students in philosophy of education, history of education, and educational policy and develop diversity, equity, and inclusion training modules for in-service teachers, district and school leaders, and school support staff.

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