Josh Corngold, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa

Josh Corngold, Ph.D.

Chair of Education

Associate Professor of Education


Josh Corngold, Ph.D., is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Education at The University of Tulsa. In addition to providing leadership for the department, he teaches a range of education courses, advises prospective teachers, and conducts research in the areas of educational and political philosophy. His current scholarship examines the discourse around parents’ rights in contemporary American education.

Corngold is a past executive director of the Philosophy of Education Society (PES), as well as a former high school English teacher. He currently serves as a site reviewer for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). His children attend the Tulsa Public Schools (TPS), and his wife Kira serves as an English language development (ELD) teacher in the district.

Awards and Honors

Oklahoma Center for the Humanities Fellowship (2022-2023)


  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • M.A., Stanford University
  • A.B., Harvard University

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Educator preparation
  • Philosophy of education
  • Moral & civic education
  • Educational policy
  • Political theory