Professor Randall Curren

 

Professor of Moral and Virtue Education

School of Education

Professor Randall Curren

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School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

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Randall Curren is Chair of Moral and Virtue Education in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and Professor in the Royal Institute of Philosophy (London). He is also Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Education (secondary) at the University of Rochester (New York), and has been the Ginny and Robert Loughlin Founders’ Circle Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey for 2012-13. He began his career as an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Instructor in Philosophy at the California Institute of Technology, after completing his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. He is author of about 90 works, including the book, Aristotle on the Necessity of Public Education (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), and editor of A Companion to the Philosophy of Education (Blackwell, 2003; 2006; 2011 in Chinese) and Philosophy of Education: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2007), the field’s leading reference work and comprehensive teaching anthology. He is editor of the journal, Theory and Research in Education (Sage, UK) and co-editor of the History and Philosophy of Education Series (University of Chicago Press). He is a past president of the Association for Philosophy of Education and served a four-year term as Chair of the American Philosophical Association Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy. His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (U.S.A.), Charlotte Newcombe Foundation, Spencer Foundation, and Andrew Mellon Foundation.

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