Dr. Konstantine Kyriacopoulos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. Professor Kyriacopoulos received his Ph.D. from James A. Banks with the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington. Having taught undergraduate and graduate courses in education, teaching, and critical literacies with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Professor Kyriacopoulos has joined Salisbury University to focus on Social Studies and Multicultural Education, with a primary focus on the voices of suppressed groups. He was an elementary school teacher in a mixed grades classroom, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, in Seattle Public School before going into graduate school.
Professor Kyriacopoulos’s research centers on marginalized voices, whether by race, gender, sexuality, class, or ability. His most recent work, in collaboration with Marta Sánchez, Ph.D., was “Stepping Up for Childhood: A Contextual Critical Methodology” in Critical Questions in Education, and “A Diagnostic Shift: How Banks’s Knowledge Typology Gave Voice to Multicultural Education Theory, Research, and Practice,” with Dennis Rudnick for the American Education Research Association’s (AERA) 2016 Annual Meeting. He is currently working on a critical self-study on Teaching Millennials Race in the South, and a book on the African American strategist Bayard Rustin.
Professor Kyriacopoulos is a contributing member of AERA, as of member of Critical Educators for Social Justice, Hip Hop Theories, Praxis, and Pedagogies, and Social Studies Research, the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), and the National Council for the Social Studies. He lives in Salisbury with his wife, a cat, a dog, and a teenage daughter.
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