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Educational Foundations & Policy Studies

Matthew Kruger-Ross

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125 W. Rosedale Ave
West Chester, PA 19383

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Matthew Kruger-Ross

Matthew Kruger-Ross

  • Assistant Professor
  • B.S., North Carolina State University
  • M.S., North Carolina State University
  • Ph.D., Simon Fraser University
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Dr. Kruger-Ross earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory & Implementation from Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada) in 2016 with an emphasis in Philosophy of Education. Dr. Kruger-Ross also holds a B.S. degree in Middle Grades Education (2005) and an M.S. in Instructional Technology (2012) from North Carolina State University.

Before joining the faculty at West Chester University, Dr. Kruger-Ross taught in the middle school at Carolina Friends School in Durham, North Carolina, and, while completing his graduate work, at North Carolina State University, Simon Fraser University, and Queen's University.

Area of Instruction

Dr. Kruger-Ross principal specializations are in:

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Phenomenology, Ontology and Hermeneutics
  • Philosophy of Technology

He primarily teaches courses in:

  • Educational Technology
  • History of Education
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Curriculum
  • Sociology of Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Publications and Professional Activities

Dr. Kruger-Ross’s publication include:

Duncan, C. & Kruger-Ross, M. (2016). Can curriculum respond to the “crisis of technology”? Curriculum Oriented Towards World. Special issue of Antistasis on The Curricular Crisis of Technology: Complexities and Practicalities.

Kruger-Ross, M. (2015). Raising the question of Being in education by way of Heidegger’s phenomenological ontology. Indo Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 15(2).

Kruger-Ross, M. (2016). Approaching the ground of our assumptions about educational technologies. In L. Miller, D. Becker, & K. Becker (Eds.) Technology for Transformation: Perspectives of Hope in the Digital Age. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Kruger-Ross, M. (2014). Connecting critical theory of technology to educational studies. Journal of Transformative Education 11(4), 297-311. doi: 10.1177/1541344614538521

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