Greg Wiggan

Greg Wiggan
Professor
COED 314
704-687-8627

Profile

Greg Wiggan is a Professor of Urban Education, Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology, and Affiliate Faculty Member of Africana Studies. His research addresses world history [Caribbean Studies], history of education, urban education, and urban sociology in the context of school processes that promote high achievement among African American students and other underserved minority student populations. In doing so, his research also examines the broader connections between the history of urbanization, globalization processes and the internationalization of education [comparative education] in urban schools. Some of his books include: Global Issues in Education: Pedagogy, Policy, Practice, and the Minority Experience; Education in a Strange Land: Globalization, Urbanization, and Urban Schools –The Social and Educational Implications of the Geopolitical Economy; Curriculum Violence: America’s new Civil Rights Issue; Education for the New Frontier: Race, Education and Triumph in Jim Crow America 1867-1945; Following the Northern Star: Caribbean Identities and Education in North American Schools; Unshackled: Education for Freedom, Student achievement, and Personal emancipation;In Search of a Canon: European History and the Imperialist State; Last of the Black Titans: The role of Historically Black Colleges and University in the 21st Century; and Dreaming of a Place called Home: Local and International Perspectives on Teacher Education and School Diversity; We Can all Achieve; Gifted; The Day Racism Died, among others.

Education

Ph.D. - Georgia State University, 2003 
M.S - Florida International University, 2000
B.S. - Morris Brown College, 1999

Teaching

Critical Issues and Perspectives in Education 
Globalization, Urbanization, and Urban Schools
Power, Privilege and Education 
Social Deviance, Delinquency and Education 
Social Stratification and Urban Schools and Community 
History of Urbanization and Its Impact on Schooling 
Social Theory and Education 
Urban Educational School Reform 
Racial and Ethnic Relations 
Sociology of Education
 

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Urban Education
Multicultural Education 
Comparative and International Education 
History of Education 
Diversity and Education

Awards & Honors

2015 College of Education Award of Excellence in Teaching 

2015 College of Education Award for Diversity 

AERA Outstanding Curriculum Book finalist, "Curriculum Violence"

Selected Publications

*Wiggan, G. (Ed.). (2016). Dreaming of a place called home: Local and international perspectives on teacher education and school diversity. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense-Springer Publishers. [Award-Winning Finalist in the “Multicultural: Non-Fiction” category of the 2016 USA Best Book] 

* Wiggan, G. (with Lakia Scott). (2015). Last of the black titans: The role of historically Black colleges and universities in the 21st century. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense-Springer Publishers. 

*Wiggan, G. (2015). In search of a canon: European history and the imperialist state. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense-Springer Publishers.

Wiggan, G., Scott, L. M., Watson, M., & Reynolds, R. (2014). Unshackled: Education for freedom, student achievement and personal emancipation. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense-Springer Publishers.

*Wiggan, G., & Walrond, J. (2013). Following the northern star: Caribbean identities and education in North American schools. New York: Nova Publishers. 

*Ighodaro, E., & Wiggan, G. (2013). Curriculum violence: America’s new civil rights issue (second edition). New York: Nova Science Publishers. 

Wiggan, G. (2013). Education in a strange land: Globalization, urbanization and urban schools; the social and educational implications of the geopolitical economy (second edition). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

*Ighodaro, E., & Wiggan, G. (2011). Curriculum violence: America’s new civil rights issue. New York: Nova Science Publishers. 

Wiggan, G. (2011). Education in a strange land: Globalization, urbanization and urban schools; the social and educational implications of the geopolitical economy. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Wiggan, G. (2011). (Ed.). Power, privilege and education: Pedagogy, curriculum, and student outcomes. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

*Wiggan, G. (2011). (Ed.). Education for the new frontier: Race, education and triumph in Jim Crow America 1867-1945. New York: Nova Science Publishers. 

*Wiggan, G., & Hutchison, C. (Eds.). (2009). Global issues in education: Pedagogy, policy, practice and the minority experience. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. [*This book was nominated for the 2010 Jackie Kirk Award for an outstanding book on comparative education]

(* = data-based)

Critical Literacy Books:

Watson, M., & Wiggan, G. (2017). Gifted. Middletown, DE: Amazon Books.

Wiggan, G., & Watson, M. (2017). Little John goes to college. Middletown, DE: Amazon Books.

Wiggan, G., & Hopper, E. (2017). 15 strategies to help children achieve: Helpful resources for parents. Middletown, DE: Amazon Books. 


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