Todd Alan Price, Ph.D.

Title:

Director of Policy Studies
and Program Coordinator for Educational Foundations and Inquiry

Programs/Classes Taught:

Doctoral education courses

  • EDL 546 Perspectives and Administration of Educational Policy
  • EDL 524 Negotiating and Resolving Conflicts in Education Communities
  • CCD 625 Critical Policy Analysis I
  • CAP 602 Curriculum Studies History: 1970 to the Present

Graduate education courses

  • SEC 502 Methods for Teaching Secondary Education
  • FND 501 Community Study
  • FND 510 Social Justice Perspectives on the History and Philosophy of American Education
  • FND 511 Social and Cultural Politics of Education: Personal and Contextual Perspectives
  • ESR 514 Research in Action: Becoming Practitioner Researchers
  • ESR 610 Paradigms of Research
  • TIE 300 Teachers and Learners Using Technology

Higher Education Program development

  • Teacher Leader Endorsement (TLE)
  • 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

  • LAT 495 Using New Media: Visual Literacy
  • LAT 495 Digital Communications and Media
  • C&I 400 Introduction to Video Production for Education
  • Developmental Reading

Areas of Expertise:

Personal statement

"The aim of my academic work has long been to study public education and more recently to study teacher education in relation to practice and policy. The new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), suggests a significant reset for K-12 public education students and teachers, and for the teacher education faculty and administration across the country. Additionally, the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM)—administered by the Department of Education (ED)—coupled with the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), entail significant changes and hence provide rich opportunities for practitioner research. These education reforms have already dramatically impacted institutions of higher education (IHEs), educator preparation programs (EPPs), and colleges of education within the university. I am committed to researching, teaching and learning more about these policies in order to better advocate for the changes our students, teachers, families and communities need.”

Biography:

Professional Background

Dr. Todd Alan Price is Director of Policy Studies and Educational Foundations and Inquiry in the National College of Education, National Louis University. He has authored and co-authored several books, chapters, and articles on educational policy, technology in education, service learning and civic engagement. Dr. Price holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, specialization Educational Communications Technology from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Distinctions

Dr. Price was awarded the Plaque of Appreciation for his keynote presentation Teachers Teaching under the Lens, Cukurova University in Adana, Turkey, 2015. Certificate of Completion: Insituto Pedagogico Latinoamericano y del Caribe for his study Entrenamieto: Historia Critica de la Educacion Cubana, 1994.

Membership and Service in Professional Organizations

American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS)

  • Internationalization of Curriculum Studies Taskforce and Nominations Committee member

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

  • Committee on Government Relations and Advocacy member

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

  • Illinois State Council member

American Educational Research Association (AERA):

  • Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Education SIG proposal reviewer, discussant
  • Service-Learning & Experiential Education SIG proposal reviewer
  • (Division B) - Curriculum Studies proposal reviewer

Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction (PEGEGOG-Turkey)

  • Scientific Committee member and journal article reviewer

Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Consortium (SLCEC)

  • Illinois Faculty Liaison to National Louis University

Wisconsin Public Education Network (WPEN) member

Education:

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
1994 Convention Pedagogy, Havana, Cuba. Certificate of completion
1990 Louisiana State University Instructor, Developmental Reading
1988-90 University of Wisconsin-Stout M.S. Guidance and Counseling (ABT)
1984-86 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire B.S. Psychology and Sociology

 

Research and Interests:

Research interests and International Scholarship

Dr. Price has lectured and presented his work in Adana, Turkey (2015-16); Ottawa, Canada (2015); Braga, Portugal (2013); Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012); Hanzhou (2014), Beijing (2006, 10), Shanghai (2005, 06), Chifeng (2010), and Qingdao (2010), China; Hanoi, Vietnam (2010); Oxford, Great Britain (2006, 10); Tutzing, Germany (2003); and Miramar/Havana, Cuba (2003). He has received certificates, respectively, from the Asian Association of Open University (AAOU) and Hanoi Open University (HOU) 24th Annual AAOU Conference in 2010; from the Oxford Round Table for his paper presentation, "Secular humanism vs. religion? The liberal democratic education traditional and the battle over vouchers in the USA" published in the Forum on Public Policy, 2007, and in 1994 from the Insituto Pedagogico Latinoamericano y del Caribe for his study Entrenamieto: Historia Critica de la Educacion Cubana

Publications: Books

  • Price, T. A., In Duffy, J., & In Giordani, T. (2013). Defending public education from corporate takeover. University Press of America.
  • Price, T. A. (2010). Classrooms without walls: An exploration in the management of Video Distance Learning (VDL). Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Price, T. A., Peterson, E. A., & National-Louis University. (2009). The myth and reality of No Child Left Behind: Public education and high stakes assessment: a report issued on behalf of National-Louis University, 2008. Lanham: University Press of America.

Chapters and articles

  • Price, T. A. (2016). Las Etapas de la Educación y Revolución: Literacy, Communism, and Democracy from Raúl Ferrer to Tao Xingzhi. In Joao Paraskeva Editor (Ed.), The Curriculum: Whose Internationalization? (pp. 81-104). Peter Lang Publishing, Incorporated.
  • Price, T. A., (2016). Reclaiming teaching and learning through service learning (Preface). In A. S. Tinkler; B. E. Tinkler; & V. M. Jagla (Ed.), Service-Learning to Advance Social Justice in a Time of Radical Inequality. (xi-xv) Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Leon, M. & Price, T.A. (Spring, 2016). On the Cutting Edge: Movements and Institutional Examples of Technological Disruption. New Directions for Higher Education, no. 173, 97-107.
  • Price, T. (2015). Save Our Schools Rally, March 27, 2013. International Journal of Curriculum and Social Justice, 1(1), 156-163. Available here: http://www.ijcsj.org/current-issue.html
  • Price, T. A. (2014) Teacher Education under Audit: value-added measures, TVAAS, EdTPA and evidence-based theory. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education. V. 13, No. 3. 211-225
  • Price, T. A. (2014). "Democracy Education: The Radical Teaching, Learning, and Doing of Tao Xingzhi" Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. Reposted in Faculty Publications. Paper 70. http://digitalcommons.nl.edu/faculty_publications/70  
  • Price, T. (2014). Complexity and Complicity: Quality(s) and/or Effectiveness in Teacher Education. European Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1 (2), available here: http://pages.ie.uminho.pt/ejcs/index.php/ejcs/article/view/51
  • D. Mitchell, S. Karlin, & T. Price. (2014). Understanding How Service-Learning Impacts the Dispositions of Teach for America Candidates and Their Students. Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 9(1), 14-31. Available: http://www.jnaac.com/index.php/test/article/view/123
  • Price, T. A., Roth, K. & Jagla, V. (2013) Service-Learning as an Alternative to Clinical Placement. In M. R. Wiegand, & C. Lan, (Ed.), Service-learning in higher education: Connecting the global to the local. (pp. 117-129) Indianapolis: University of Indianapolis Press.
  • Lukenchuk, A., Jagla, V., & Price, T. (2013). Critical Discourse Analysis of Service-Learning Perspectives and Models. In Tinkler, A. S., Erickson, J. A., & Jagla, V. M. (Ed.), Transforming Teacher Education Through Service-learning. (pp. 51-70) Charlotte, N.C.:
    Information Age Publishing.
  • Price, T.A. Critical uses of history: A memory of Howard Zinn and video journalism in the International Journal of Social Education: Special Issue on Howard Zinn (January 25, 2013), Rob J. Helfenbein and Rose A. Jackson co-editors. 123-41
  • Jagla, V., Lukenchuk, A., and Price, T.A., "Imagining a Better World: Service-Learning as Benefit to Teacher Education" (2010). International Journal of Research on Service-Learning in Teacher Education. Reposted in Faculty Publications. Paper 72.
    http://digitalcommons.nl.edu/faculty_publications/72
  • Price, T.A. Wiring the world: Ameritech’s monopoly on the virtual classroom in Campus Inc. Corporate Power in the Ivory Tower (2000), Geoffry D. White and Flannery C. Hauck coeditors. (pp. 218-234) Amherst, N.Y: Prometheus Books.

Conference presentations

  • Price, T.A. (2016, November 3-5). The Every Student Succeeds Act (2015): Federal Education Policy is Reset. Keynote speaker presentation at the International Educational Administrative Forum, European University of Lefke, Cyprus.
  • Price, T.A. (2016, June). Rural spaces of longing and protest. Book chapter presentation for the Curriculum Studies Summer Collaborative (CSSC), Savannah, Georgia.
  • Jagla, A., Lukenchuk, A., Price, T.A., & Zilla, K. (2016, April). Educating for Democracy through Service-Learning Engagement: Service-Learning Habitus Among University Faculty, Students, and Community Partners. Paper presented for Service-Learning & Experiential Education session at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington D.C.
  • Price, T.A. (2016, April). Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Public Scholarship: Rethinking Self-Other, Community, and Social Change. Invited discussant for Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Education symposium at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research
  • Association (AERA), Washington D.C.
  • Price, T.A. (2016, April). Las Etapas de Educacion y Revolucion: Memory, Musing, and Curricular Conversation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Washington D.C.
  • Price, T.A. (2016, April). Multiple Perspectives in Challenging Educational Inequities: The Juncture of Individual Experience, Literacy, and Policy. Invited discussant at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Washington D.C.
  • Price, T.A. (2016, April). Curriculum History: An Engaged Discussion and Critique of João Paraskeva’s Recent Books. Invited discussant at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Washington D.C.
  • Price, T.A. (2016, April). Reclaiming Democratic Space: A Focus on Educational Policy Using a Curricular Lens. Facilitated the “Policy and Practice Task Force” forum at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Washington D.C.
  • Price, T.A. (2015, October 22-24). Teachers Teaching Under The Lens: Curriculum Surveillance Using edTPA. Keynote speaker presentation at the Third International Congress on Curriculum and Instruction. Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
  • Price, T.A. (2015, October 16-17). Curricular reflections in the USA: Teaching teachers the edTPA. Paper presentation for the European Conference on Curriculum Studies (ECCS 2015). University of Porto, Portugal.
  • Price, T.A. (2015, June 30-July 2). Curriculum discourse, visions, and educational missions. Poster presentation for the Symposium Educational Innovations in Countries around the World, Seattle, Washington.
  • Price, T.A. (2015, May 26-29). Curriculum and Teacher Education Are . . . Politics. Paper presentation at the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS), Ottawa, Canada.
  • Price, T.A. (2015, April 25). Investigations and Censure: A Current Perspective. Panel presentation at the Spring conference of the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP), St. Augustine College, Chicago, IL.
  • Price, T.A. (2015, April 17-21). Commercial Club Curriculum: From Common School to Common Core. Paper presentation on panel for Division B - Curriculum Studies Section 5: Historical, Philosophical, and (Inter) Disciplinary Knowledges “Common Core and Legacies of Race/Poverty: Contesting the Promising But Complicated Premise of Comparable Education,” at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago.
  • Price, T.A. (2015, April 15). Neoliberal Conditions: Privatization, Marketization, Zero Tolerance, Audit Culture, Value-Added Measures, Technology and Social Efficiency. Paper presentation on panel at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Loyola University, Chicago.
  • Price, T.A. (2015, April 15). Internationalization of Curriculum Studies Task Force Session 2. Discussant. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Loyola University, Chicago.
  • Price, T.A. (2015, April 15). Popularizing public education: Lessons from Tao Xingzhi. Paper presentation for the “Internationalization of Curriculum Studies Task Force.” Convened during the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Loyola University, Chicago.
  • Price, T.A. (2015, March 27-28). Teacher education under the audit culture. PowerPoint presentation on the panel “Capitalist Crisis, Corporate Control and the Undermining of Public Higher Education” at the conference Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education,
    Lansing, Michigan.
  • Price, T.A. (November 2014). What are the alternatives to globalization and standardization of curriculum and instruction? What do the USA and China share with respect to progressive education and the curriculum studies? Keynote speaker and paper presentation at the International Conference on Curriculum Consciousness, Curriculum Construction and Curriculum Capacity Building, College of Education, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Documentaries

  • Dr. Price, with Geoff Berne and Karen Rybold Chin, Northwest Ordinance Productions, coproduceda public television documentary: No Child Left Behind Report, (2005). He was anassistant producer with Progressive Communications Systems of another public television documentary on the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) entitled: Educational Choice?!(1992).

Contact Information:

Tod Alan Price
NLU Wheeling Campus 
1000 Capitol Drive #263
Wheeling, Illinois 60090


E-mail: tprice@nl.edu
Phone and fax: 847-947-5570

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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