Todd Alan Price


Director Leadership and Specialized Roles; Doctoral Programs

Programs/Classes Taught:

Doctoral education courses

  • Negotiating and Resolving Conflicts in Education Communities
  • Doctoral Core I
  • Curriculum Studies History: 1970 to the Present
Graduate education courses
  • Methods for Teaching Secondary Education
  • Social Justice Perspectives on the History and Philosophy of American Education
  • Social and Cultural Politics of Education: Personal and Contextual Perspectives
  • Research in Action: Becoming Practitioner Researchers
  • Educational Inquiry and Assessment
  • Paradigms of Research
  • Teachers and Learners Using Technology
Higher Education Program development
  • Master's of Science for Profession Educators (MSPE)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum (IDS) online program
  • Master's of Education (MED) in Urban Teaching
Undergraduate education courses
  • Using New Media: Visual Literacy
  • Digital Communications and Media
  • Introduction to Video Production for Education
  • Developmental Reading

Areas of Expertise:

Primary areas of interest
• Federal, regional, and local education policy and law (educational reform)
• Teacher & principal preparation (including Urban Education Partnerships)
• Program development and evaluation
• Curriculum and instruction study
• Qualitative research methodology
• Open University Model
• Civic Engagement & Service Learning


Todd Alan Price is a National Louis University Associate Professor with a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Curriculum and Instruction, specialization Education Communications Technology. His work includes the study of educational policy and the implications of corporate-sponsored education reform on curriculum and instruction, at all levels. His previous books include Classrooms without Walls: An Exploration in the Management of Video Distance Learning (VDL) (2010); The Myth and Reality of No Child Left Behind: Public Education and High Stakes Testing (2009); and a chapter, “Wiring the World” in Campus Inc. Corporate Power in the Ivory Tower (2000). He has lectured in China, Great Britain, and Germany and has received a diploma from Cuba for his study Las Estapas de Educacion y Revolucion in 1994.


Academic degrees and professional preparation
1995-99 University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
1990-95 University of Wisconsin-Madison M.S. Curriculum and Instruction
1988-90 University of Wisconsin-Stout M.S. Guidance and Counseling (ABT)
1984-86 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire B.S. Psychology & Sociology

Research and Interests:

Dr. Price teaches educational foundations and qualitative research courses. He frequently applies video documentation of policy maker interviews and K-12 classroom observations in his research. He has also presented at conferences in Vietnam, and has traveled to Nicaragua, Mexico and El Salvador.

Contact Information:



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