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Dianne Ramdeholl

Part-time Faculty

Office Hours
Friday 10:00-11:00 (REMOTE BY APPT)

B.A., Writing, LIU Southampton College
M.A., Adult Education/Literacy, Fordham University, Lincoln Center, 2003
Ed.D., Adult literacy, Adult Education/Literacy, National Louis University, Chicago, 2007

Dianne Ramdeholl is an Associate Professor of adult education at SUNY Empire State College in the School for Graduate Studies. Before joining SUNY, she was a grassroots adult literacy practitioner for over twenty years, working with community-based organizations. Committed to adult education for democratic social change and justice-centred practice and research, Dianne's work has been grounded in developing educational projects with marginalized populations. She has edited four volumes of New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education (Wiley) that are focused on social justice learning in adult education. She is also the author of Adult Literacy in a New Era: Reflections from the Open Book (Paradigm, 2011), an oral history study of a Freirian-inspired adult literacy program in Brooklyn. She has written about race and racism in higher education and the struggles of racialized faculty and students within that context.  

Teaching and Research Interests

critical theory/critical pedagogy  adult education for democratic social change  participatory research 

Dianne Ramdeholl