Faculty and Staff
Craig Kridel, Ph.D.
|Title:||E. S. Gambrell Professor of Educational Studies
Curator of the Museum of Education, University of South Carolina
College of Education
Dr. Kridel earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He was selected as the E. S. Gambrell Professor of Educational Studies in 2007.
Dr. Kridel's research interests include documentary film, progressive education, documentary editing, and educational biography.
Educational foundations and inquiry, history of education, and educational biography
Dr. Craig Kridel is the E. S. Gambrell Professor of Educational Studies and Curator of the Museum of Education, University of South Carolina. His research interests include documentary film, progressive education, documentary editing, and educational biography. He has recently published Progressive Education in Black High Schools: The Secondary School Study, 1940–1946, edited The SAGE Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies and Classic Edition Sources: Education and published with R. V. Bullough, Jr. Stories of the Eight Year Study: Rethinking Schooling in America. Dr. Kridel has received funding from the Spencer Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, NEA, and NEH and has served as Scholar-in-Residence at the Rockefeller Archive Center and Research Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London, continuing his research into 1930s-1940s educational film. His publications have received the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Outstanding Writing Award, the American Educational Research Association-Curriculum Studies Book Award, the Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award, and he received the 2013 Raywid Award from the Society of Professors of Education and 2015 AERA Division B Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Kridel teaches the undergraduate educational foundations EDFI 300 course (Schools in Communities), EDFI 749 (School in Modern Society), and an advanced graduate research seminar, EDFI 832 (Educational Biography).
Dr. Kridel served as coordinator (and founder) of the AERA Biographical and Documentary Research SIG, as a member on the Editorial Board of the History of Education Quarterly, and as past president of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History and past program chair of AERA's Division B.