I’m a philosopher of culture who focuses on the history and philosophy of higher learning. This field of research covers everything from monasteries and utopian experiments to modern colleges and universities. I collaborate with the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning, in defending and advancing civic and community based higher learning. I have supported emerging scholars in finding an active role in philosophy, education, and social change, through my work as the John Dewey Society Emerging Scholar Liaison. Most recently, I have become a Co-Director of the John Dewey Society Democracy in Education Initiative. The initiative seeks to defend, cultivate, and advance civic and community schooling, in K-12, higher education, and other contexts. I have been working with European partners to explore expanding the initiative to the European context.