Dr. Kip Kline

Interim Dean of College of Education Education & Social Sciences

Professor, Educational Leadership

Race and diversity in education, multicultural education, education and globalization, history and philosophy of education, popular youth culture, (and its relationship with schools/education) urban youth culture, hip-hop culture

Ph.D., Indiana University, 2007
M.A., Ball State, 2002

American Educational Research Association,
Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (Secretary/Treasurer)
American Educational Studies Association
Co-Editor, Philosophical Studies in Education

Scholarly Publications:

Laist, R., & Kline, K. (2018). Cinema U: Representations of Higher Education in Popular Film. Fourth Horseman Press.

van Kessel, C. & Kline, K. (2019). If you can’t tell, does it matter? Westworld, the murder of the real, and 21st century schooling, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy.

Boyles, D. & Kline, K. (2018). On the Technology Fetish in Education: Ellul, Baudrillard, and the End of Humanity. Philosophical Studies in Education,49, 58-66

Kline, K. (2014). You Better Lose Yourself!: Reformulated Praxis Theory, Spirituality, and Hip-Hop Aesthetics. Gardner L., Porfilio, B. & Roychoudhury, D. (Eds.), See You at the Crossroads: Hip Hop Scholarship at the Intersections: Dialectical Harmony, Ethics, Aesthetics, and Panoply of Voices (pp.75-92). Boston, MA: Sense Publishing.

Kline, K. (2014). Death, Rust Cohle, and Education. Philosophy of Education 2014.

Book Chapter — “Beyond Utopianism and Pessimism: Teaching ‘Prophetic Pragmatism’s’ Tragic Sense” in Unsettling Beliefs: Teaching Theory to Teachers, Josh Diem, Robert Helfenbein (eds.), 2008

Kip Kline, “Radical Hermeneutics, Adolescence, and 21st Century Critical Pedagogy,” in Bradley Porfilio and Curry Malott (eds.), Critical Pedagogy: The Next Generation, (IAP, forthcoming, 2010).

Kip Kline, “Word on the Street: Philosophy, Critical Ethnography, and Urban Youth Culture,” in Barbara Dennis, Lucinda Carspecken, and Phil Carspecken (eds.), Qualitative Research: A Reader in Philosophy, Core Concepts, and Practice, (forthcoming).

Scholarly Presentations:

Kline, K. (2018, September). Fatal Theory and Education. Paper presented at Applied Baudrillard: the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Conference on Baudrillard Studies, Oxford, UK.

Kline, K. (2018, September). Education for Counter-suggestion and Counter-intuition. Paper presented at the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, Nashville, IN.

Kline, K., & Blanken-Webb, J. (2014, September). Education and the flight to sanity. Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, Dayton, OH.

Kline, K., & Knight-Abowitz, K. (2015, March). Imagining ourselves in the future: toward an existential ethics for teachers in the accountability era. Philosophy of Education Society, Memphis, TN.

Presentation at 4th International Conference on Diversity and Globalization in Education, Spokane, WA, 2008 — “Beyond the Friendly World of Food and Folklore: Globalization and the Critical Multicultural Teacher”

“A Counternarrative of Subversion and Resistance:,” (with Brad Porfilio and Lauren Hoffman), New York State Foundations of Education Association, 2010.

“Leave No Corner Behind”: The Inherent Critique of Community in Season Four of HBO’s The Wire, American Educational Studies Association, 2009.

“Representation and Social Difference: A Radical Hermeneutic Critique of American Teen,” Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education, 2009

Phil Smith Endowed Lecturer at Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, Dayton, OH, 2007 —“Black Existentialism and Youth Culture: Examining the Cipher from Doo-Wop to Hip-Hop”

Exceptional Service:

Editorial Review Board, Educational Theory.

Review Board, Educational Theory (Wiley)

Major Professional Honors

Invited Lecturer, (September, 2018). Philosophy and Education Symposium, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Invited Lecturer at the Columbia University, Teachers College Philosophy and Education Colloquium (October, 2017). New York, NY

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