Christopher B Crowley (fy9584)

University information

Title: Assistant Professor
Unit: Teacher Education
Department: College of Education

Contact information

College of Education

Phone: 313-577-2552
Degrees and Certifications:
  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S.Ed., Reading/Writing/Literacy, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., English/Writing; Sociology, St. Lawrence University

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division C: Learning & Instruction
Program Section Co-Chair (Section 1b, 2022-2024)

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division B: Curriculum Studies
Program Section Co-Chair (Section 4, 2018-2020)

Fax: 313-577-4091
Title: Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Office Hours:

Office Hours: By appointment.


Crowley's primary area of research is in the field of curriculum studies and focuses on issues of privatization in teacher education. His research critically examines how various stakeholders including non-profit organizations, philanthropic foundations, the for-profit sector and others are becoming increasingly involved in multiple aspects of teacher education.  His research has appeared in journals such as Teaching and Teacher Education, Review of Research in Education, Teacher Education & Practice, Schools: Studies in Education and in several edited volumes. 

Office Location:

247 Education

Area of Expertise:
  • Curriculum Theory
  • Teacher Education
  • Politics of Education Reform
  • Teacher Research/Practitioner Inquiry
  • 2022
    Wayne State University College of Education Faculty Scholarship Award
  • 2016
    Wayne State University College of Education Faculty Teaching Award

External Grants

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
"Bridging the Gap: Archives in the Classroom and Community"
Principal Investigator: Christopher B. Crowley
Co-Principal Investigators: Min Yu, Dan Golodner, Meghan Courtney
Co-Director: Sean McBrady

Schultz Family Foundation; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Grand Challenges.
“Shifting Urban Narratives: Youth Civic Engagement and America’s Future”
Principal Investigators: Roland Sintos Coloma
Co-Principal Investigators: Aja Reynolds, Christopher Crowley

National Archives and Records Administration, National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC)
"Bridging the Gap: Archives in the Classroom and Community"
Principal Investigators: Min Yu
Co-Principal Investigators: Christopher B. Crowley, Meghan Courtney, Dan Golodner
($83,100, with additional $93,839 Wayne State University cost share)

Internal Grants

University Research Grant, Wayne State University
“Should for-profit teacher education be a cause for concern?”

Educational Development Grant, Wayne State University
“Archives in the Classroom and Community Project”
Principal Investigator: Min Yu
Co-Principal Investigators: Christopher B. Crowley, Meghan Courtney, Dan Golodner

Christopher B Crowley

Courses taught by Christopher B Crowley

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

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