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Benjamin Brooks

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty
(212) 992-7756
1 Wash Pl, Room 516

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Office Hours
Wednesday 2:30-5 Advising
Friday 9:30-12 Advising

Ben has a PhD in Educational Studies from the University of Cincinnati and his dissertation was “Educating for a Good Life: an Investigation into Quality of Life, Educational Attainment and the Economic Model of Schooling.” Prior to coming to Gallatin, he was an assistant professor of Multidisciplinary Studies and Leadership Studies at West Virginia University. Ben was awarded a 2009-2010 Fulbright teaching fellowship in Hungary; his research and teaching interests include education policy, curriculum and program design, interdisciplinarity, and leadership.

Teaching and Research Interests

education policy and philosophy; interdisciplinary theory, research methods, and application; leadership theory and application; conflict resolution higher education program design; curriculum design; student-centered learning

Benjamin Brooks


B.A. Mathematics, Brooklyn College
B.S. Psychology, James Madison University, 2001
M.Ed. Educational Foundations, University of Cincinnati, 2005
Ph.D. Educational Studies, University of Cincinnati, 2010


2016 Spring

An Analysis of Leadership: Drinking the Kool-Aid

2016 Fall

Deconstructing the Wall: A Critical Examination of Current Issues in Education