Gutgsell Endowed Professor:
Professor Nicholas Burbules received a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Grinnell College in 1975, a MA in Philosophy from Stanford University in 1979, and a PhD in Philosophy of Education from Stanford University in 1983. He is a nationally preeminent scholar in the field of philosophy of education and is internationally recognized for his work on the uses of information technology in education. His current research includes work related to ubiquitous learning, the impact of MOOCs and other technologies in higher education, and a virtue ethic of communication.
Professor Burbules’ stature among his peers was recognized when he was awarded the college-wide Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professorship from 2002-2007. During the period of his Gutsgell Professorship (2009-2014), he has authored or co-authored two books and thirteen journal articles and book chapters. He is frequently invited to lecture at universities around the world, and a number of his publications have been translated into other languages. Since 1992 he has been the Editor of Educational Theory, published here at Illinois.
Professor Burbules is a Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership and is an affiliate of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory.