Julian Edgoose

Research Professor, School of Education

After thirteen years on the faculty of the School of Education, my family and I relocated to Wisconsin in 2010 to  pursue an educational opportunity for our learning-disabled child. Although I could no longer teach courses in Tacoma, the university offered me the title of research professor that I use for my continued independent academic writing.

The many courses I taught at the University of Puget Sound between 1997 and 2010 addressed the social structures of schools; the role of race in education; and the beliefs that teachers have about their difficult but rewarding work. I also co-taught an ethics class with Prof. Suzanne Holland in the religion department and I was a member of the gender studies faculty.



B.A., St Anne's College, Oxford University, U.K. Experimental Psychology, 1990

Ph.D., Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY. Philosophy and Education, 1999


Selected Publications

Edgoose, Jennifer and Julian Edgoose. “Finding Hope in the Face-to-Face.” Annals of Family Medicine (in press, 2017).  

Edgoose, Julian. “Hope in the Unexpected: How Can Teachers Still Make a Difference in the World?” Teachers College Record 112:2 (2010), 386-406.

Edgoose, Julian. “The Precarious Self: Schools and the Challenge of Climate Change.” Philosophy of Education (2010), 141-152.

Edgoose, Julian. “Radical Hope and Teaching: Learning Political Agency from the Politically Disenfranchised.” Educational Theory 59:1 (2009), 105-121.  

Edgoose, Julian. "Where Creeds Meet Incredulity: Educational Research in a Post-Utopian Age." Studies in Philosophy and Education 25:4 (July 2006), 289–302.

Edgoose, Julian. "Teaching our Way Out When Nobody Knows the Way: A Levinasian Response to Modern Hope." In Levinas and Education: At the Intersection of Faith and Reason, edited by Denise Egéa-Kuehne, London: Routledge, 2006.