2005 Ph. D. Social Foundations of Education, University at Buffalo
1998 M.S. Secondary Education, Niagara University
1997 M.A. History, SUNY at Brockport
1992 B.A. History, Niagara University
History of Education
Globalization and Education
Foundations of Education
Brad J. Porfilio is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning Doctoral Program. His research interests and expertise include: urban education, gender and technology, cultural studies, neoliberalism and schooling, and transformative education
Carr, P.R. & Porfilio, B. (2009). Computers, the media and multicultural education: Seeking engagement and political literacy. Intercultural Education 20(2)
Porfilio, B, & Carr, P.R. (Eds.) (2009) (In process). Youth Culture, Education and Resistance: Subverting the Commercial Ordering of Life. Sense Publishers.
Carr, P.R. & Porfilio, B (2009) The 2008 US presidential campaign, democracy and media literacy. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy 2(1)
Caro, R., Porfilio, B. & Valeri (2009). Critical-service learning confronts homelessness. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(3).
Porfilo, B. (2009). (In press). A critical evaluation of what is perpetuating the gendering of computing technology and computing culture. In Shirley Steinberg’s (Eds). Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia. New York: Peter Lang.
Porfilio, B. & Malott, C. (2008). (Eds.). An International Examination of Urban Education: The Destructive Path of Neoliberalism. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense
Porfilio, B. & Malott (2008) (Eds). The neoliberal social order. In B. Porfilio. & C. Malott’s. (2008). (Eds.). An International Examination of Urban Education: The Destructive Path of Neoliberalism. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Porfilio, B. (2008). The Possibilities of transformation: Critical research and Peter McLaren. In M. Eryaman’s (Eds). Peter McLaren, Education and the Struggle for Liberation. New York: Hampton Press.
Porfilio, B. & Yu, T. (2008) (In press). The commercialization of teacher education: Narrative and analysis. In Dave Hill’s Neoliberalism, Education and the Politics of Inequality. New York: Routledge.
Porfilio, B. & Carr, P.R. (2008). Youth, the mass media, and democracy. Academic Exchange Quarterly 12(4).
Porfilio, B. & Watz, M. (2008). Promoting critical literacy in social studies classrooms: Guiding students to remake themselves and their world through a critical analysis of Victorian World’s Fairs and the neoliberal ordering of today’s social world. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy 1(2).
Porfilio, B (2008). From working class liberal to transformative scholar-practitioner: Struggles and successes amid the newfound status quo. In Andrew Churchill (Ed), Rocking your world. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Porfilio, B, & Bulger, B. (2008). Commercialization of schools. In Eugene
Provenzo’s (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Foundations of Education. New York:
Porfilio, B. (2008). Critical Theory and Education. In Eugene Provenzo’s (Eds.)
Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Foundations of Education. New York:
Porfilio, B. (2007). White female teachers and technology education: Reproducing the status quo. In Paul Carr and Darren Lund’s (Eds.). The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, privilege, and identity in education in Canada.
Malott, C. & Porfilio, B. (2007). Punk rock, hip-hop, and the politics of human
resistance: Reconstituting the social studies through critical media literacy. Shirley S. Steinberg and Donald Macedo’s (Eds.). Media Literacy: A Reader. (Eds). New York: Peter Lang.
Porfilio, B. & Malott, C. (2007). Neoliberalism. Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn G.
Herr’s (Eds.). Encyclopedia of activism and social Justice. New York: Sage.
Porfilio, B. & Malott, C. (2007). Paul Willis: A refection upon his scholarship. Gary
L. Anderson and Kathryn G. Herr’s (Eds.). Encyclopedia of activism and social justice. New
Porfilio, B. & Yu, T. (2006). Students as consumer: A critical narrative of the
commercialization of teacher education. The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 4(1)
Porfilio, B. (2006). The possibilities of transformation: Critical research and Peter McLaren. International Journal of Progressive Education 3(1).
Porfilio, B. & Hall, J. (2005). “Power City” politics and building of a corporate school. The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 3(1).
Porfilio, B. and McClary, G. (2004). Future teachers confront globalization: A critical
approach to "good citizenship" in social studies education. Electronic Magazine of
Multicultural Education [online], 6(1)
Brathwaite, F. and Porfilio, B. (2004). A school-based project: Increasing Ontario pre-service teacher candidates' experiences with cultural diversity. Networks: On-Line Journal for Teacher Research 7(2).