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Derrick P. Alridge
Phone: 434-243-0906
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: Bavaro Hall 319
Curriculum vitae: Alridge_CV_4.2016
Department: Leadership, Foundations and Policy
Mailing Address: PO Box 400265, Charlottesville, VA 22904

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  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1997
  • M.Ed., Winthrop University, 1992
  • B.A., Winthrop College, 1987

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Personal Statement

Derrick P. Alridge is a professor in the Social Foundations of Education program at the University of Virginia. His primary areas of scholarship are African American educational and intellectual history and the civil rights movement. He is the author of The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Intellectual History and co-editor (with James B. Stewart and V.P. Franklin) of Message in the Music: Hip Hop, History, and Pedagogy. Alridge’s scholarship has appeared in History of Education Quarterly, The Journal of African American History, The Journal of Negro Education, Teachers College Record, Educational Researcher, and numerous other scholarly journals and volumes. Alridge is also a former fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and former postdoctoral fellow of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation.

Alridge currently serves as program coordinator for Social Foundations in the Curry School of Education at UVa. He is also the director of Teachers in the Movement,  an oral history project at the University of Virginia that explores the pedagogy and activism of teachers in the American Civil Rights Movement. Alridge serves as an associate editor for The Journal of African American History, a Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and senior editor for the American Journal of Education. Currently, he is writing The Hip Hop Mind: An Intellectual History of the Social Consciousness of a Generation (under contract with the University of Wisconsin Press) and conducting research on Walter N. Ridley, UVa’s first African American graduate.

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