Gregory Michie, PhD
Professor of Foundations and Social Policy
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
Dr. Michie teaches courses in Concordia-Chicago’s College of Graduate and Innovative Programs. His areas of interest include urban education, multicultural education, narrative research and students’ and teachers’ experiences in the school environment.
Before joining Concordia’s faculty, he served as associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Illinois State University. Dr. Michie has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2010.
- PhD, Curriculum Design. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago.
- MEd, Instructional Leadership. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago.
- BA, Radio, Television and Film. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Academic and Professional Highlights
- “You’re More Than a Student-You’re a Student with a Fight: Exploring the Racialized Experiences of African American and Latino Students on Two Predominantly White Midwestern Campuses” (with B. Hatt). American Education Research Association Annual Meeting; New Orleans, La., April 2011.
- “Embers of Hope: In Search of the Democratic Ideal in Education.” National Network for Educational Renewal Annual Conference, Bloomington-Normal, Ill., October 2010.
- “Critical Educators for Social Justice SIG Fireside Chat.” American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Denver, Colo., May 2010.
- “Beyond the Course Catalog: Partnering to Explore Community Contexts with Urban Student Teachers.” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Chicago, February 2010.
- “The Only One in the Class: Alienation, Coping, and Engagement Among African American and Latino Students on Two Predominantly White Midwestern Campuses” (with B. Hatt). American Educational Studies Association annual conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., November 2009.
- “Another Path is Possible: Schools as they are, Schools as they could be.” Association for Childhood Education International Annual Conference and Exhibition, Chicago, March 2009.
- “Social Justice-Oriented Research in Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities” (with W. Ayers, C. Carger). American Educational Research Association annual meeting, New York, N.Y., March 2008.
- “Seeing, Hearing, and Talking Race: Lessons for White Teachers from Four Teachers of Color,” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 59th annual meeting, New York, N.Y., February 2007.
- “In the Noise of the Whirlwind: Teaching for Social Justice in Troubled Times.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Conference, Bellingham, Wash., January 2007.
- Book Chapters, “Fire and Water: Reflections on Teaching the in City.” Burned in: Fueling the Fire to Teach by A.A. Friedman and L. Reynold (Eds.). Teachers College Press: New York, N.Y., 2011.
- “I Went to This School…I Sat in your Seat: Teachers of Color as Change Agents in Urban Schools.” Grow your own teachers: Grassroots change for teacher education by M.T. Garreton, B. Schultz and E. Skinner. Teachers College Press: New York, N.Y., 2011.
- “City Teaching: Beyond the Teacher Education.” Rethinking popular culture and media by E. Marshall and O. Sensoy, 2011.
- Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students, 2nd edition, Teachers College Press: New York, N. Y., 2009.
- “Another Path is Possible: Despite the Pressures of NCLB, Two Chicago Principals Keep an Eye on What Matters.” Rethinking Schools, 2009.
- City Kids, City Schools: More Reports from the Front Row. The New Press: New York, N.Y., 2008. (co-editor)
- “Teaching in the Undertow: Resisting the Pull of Schooling-As-Usual” (with W. Ayers, T. Quinn, D. Stovall). Handbook of Social Justice in Education. Routledge: New York, N.Y., 2009.
- “The Student Teacher and the Pseudo-Researcher: A Possible Example of Narrative Inquiry (Or Maybe Just a Story).” Thresholds in Education, 2008.
- “City Kids, City Schools: More Reports from the Front Row” (with w. Ayers, G. Landson-Billings and P. Noguera). The New Press: New York, N.Y., 2008.
- “Seeing, Hearing, and Talking Race: Lessons for White Teachers from Four Teachers of Color.” Multicultural Perspectives, 2007.
- “A Real Alternative: Tragedy and Hope in an Urban Immigrant Community.” International Journal on School Disaffection, 2007.
- See You When We Get There: Teaching for Change in Urban Schools. Teachers College Press: New York, N. Y., 2005.
Awards and Honors
- See You When We Get There: Teaching for Change in Urban Schools, received the 2006 Outstanding Book Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Narrative and Research SIG.
- Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001.
- Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students, was named one of the “Best Books of 1999” in The Progressive.
- Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Golden Apple Foundation in 1996.