Ron Scapp

Chair, Advisory Board; Editor, Ethnic Studies Review
Ron Scapp

Ron Scapp is the founding director of the Graduate Program of Urban and Multicultural Education at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx where he is professor of humanities and teacher education. He has served as director of program development at the College, and acting executive director of Institutional Assessment and Strategic Planning. He was President of the National Association for Ethnic Studies (2012-2015, Interim President, 2011). He is also a member of the International Committee for Kappa Delta Pi and a member of United Federation of Teachers policy board for the NYC Teachers Center. He has been a longtime fellow at the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder.   He has written on a variety of topics—from popular culture to education, from social and political philosophy to art criticism. He was a visiting scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University, 2014-2015.

His recent books include, Managing to Be Different: Educational Leadership as Critical Practice (Routledge) and Living With Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture, co-edited with Brian Seitz (Palgrave Macmillan). He has collaborated with others on different projects, most notably with cultural critic and author bell hooks [sic]. He is currently completing a book titled, Reclaiming Education: Moving Beyond the Culture of Reform (forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan); and is co-editor with Kenneth J. Saltman of the Routledge series, Positions: Education, Politics and Culture. He is editor of the journal Ethnic Studies Review, and is a founding member of Group Thought, a philosophy collective based in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Email Ron Scapp at ron.scapp@mountsaintvincent.edu.