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College of Education

Anthony Gordon Rud Jr.


A.G. Rud

Distinguished Professor
cultural studies and social thought in education
Pullman campus
Cleveland hall 332
pullman, WA  99164


Curriculum Vitae

A.G. Rud is nationally known for his expertise in the philosophical dimensions of education. His research focuses on the cultural foundations of education, with particular emphasis on the moral dimensions of teacher education, P-12 educational leadership, and higher education. Dr. Rud is president elect of the John Dewey Society and edited its peer-reviewed international journal, Education and Culture, 2004-2010.

Dr. Rud is widely published in his field. He is author of Albert Schweitzer’s Legacy for Education (2011). He co-edited Teaching with Reverence: Reviving an Ancient Virtue for Today’s Schools (2012) and John Dewey at 150: Reflections for a New Century (2009). (See a video of him talking about Dewey here.) He has published articles on human-animal interaction studies with Dr. Alan Beck in both Kappan and Anthrozöos.

Dr. Rud strongly believes in the importance of faculty governance. He is chair elect of the WSU Faculty Senate and chaired the Presidential Commission on Campus Climate.

Recent accomplishments

  • Rice, S., & Rud, A. (Eds.) (2016). The educational significance of human and non-human animal interactions: Blurring the species line. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rud, A. G., & J. Garrison (Eds.) (2012). Teaching with reverence: Reviving an ancient virtue for today’s schools. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rud, A. (2011). Albert Schweitzer’s legacy for education: Reverence for life. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Video: Albert Schweitzer’s Legacy for Education
  • Rud, A., Garrison, J., & Stone, L. (Eds.) (2009). John Dewey at 150: Reflections for a new century. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press. Video: John Dewey: America’s philosopher

Educational background

  • Ph.D. in philosophy, Northwestern University
  • M.A. in philosophy, Northwestern University
  • A.B. in religion, Dartmouth College
Washington State University