Stephen Preskill, PhD


Distinguished Professor of Civic Engagement and Leadership

B.A. Ithaca College, History
M.A. Long Island University, History/Education
M.Ed. University of Vermont, Special Education
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana, Educational Policy Studies

Contact and Office Hours

Office: Union Building, Third Floor
Phone: 718.390.3270
Office Hours (Fall 2013): By Appointment

Courses Taught

MDS 291:  Narratives of African American Experience
SO 291:  Special Topics: Telling Disability Stories

Academic, Teaching, and Professional Interests

In Progress: The Leadership of Hope: Building Community Through Discussion, Deliberation, and Democracy
Interests: Leadership for Social Justice, History of Education, Democratic Educational Practices, Teacher Narratives

Selected Presentations, Grants, and Publications

Preskill, S. and Brookfield, S. (2009). Learning as a way of leading: Lessons from the struggle for social justice.  San Francisco. Jossey-Bass.

Brookfield, S. and Preskill, S. (2005). Discussion as a way of teaching: Tools and techniques for democratic classrooms, Second Edition.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Preskill, S. and Jacobvitz, R.S. (2001).  Stories of teaching: A foundation for educational renewal.  Columbus, OH: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Stephen Preskill CV

Selected Awards, Honors, and Service

  • MLK Agent of Change Award Wagner College, 2011
  • Advisor Recognition Award, Wagner, 2010