People in Philosophy of Education at the University of Miami

Eugene Provenzo, (Ph.D., Washington University), Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at UM. Provenzo's academic interests include the role of the teacher in American society, and the influence of computers and video games on children. His work has been reviewed in American and British media, including ABC World News TonightThe Economist, and The New York Times. He has won numerous awards throughout his career in both teaching and research and sits on many editorial boards. He has authored over ten books and has contributed chapters to many more. He has authored scores of articles in a wide range of areas in education. His projects include Teaching, Learning, and Schooling (Allyn & Bacon, 2002), a critically-oriented introduction to the foundations of education textbook, and the anthology, Critical Issues in Education (SAGE, 2006).


Harvey Siegel (Ed.D., Harvard University), Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. He has held visiting professorships at Berkeley, Stanford, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Groningen. His research interests are in philosophy of science, epistemology, and philosophy of education. He is especially interested in issues concerning rationality, relativism and naturalism. He has published over 150 papers in journals including Philosophy of Science, British Journal for Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Synthese, The Monist, Analysis, and Metaphilosophy,and three books: Relativism Refuted (Kluwer, 1987), Educating Reason (Routledge, 1988), and Rationality Redeemed? (Routledge, 1997). He is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education (Oxford University Press, 2009).


Michael Slote (Ph.D., Harvard University), UST Professor of Ethics in the University of Miami's Philosophy Department. He has taught at Columbia University, Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of Maryland, where he was department chair for many years. He has written many articles in philosophy of mind, ethics, and political philosophy. His books include: Goods and Virtues (Oxford, 1983);Commonsense Morality and Consequentialism (Routledge, 1985);Beyond Optimizing (Harvard, 1989); From Morality to Virtue (Oxford, 1992); and Morals from Motives (Oxford, 2001). His book, The Ethics of Care and Empathy (Routledge, 2007), makes use of the recent psychology literature on empathy to develop a version of care ethics that applies to both personal and political morality. His latest work includes Moral Sentimentalism(Oxford, 2010). His recent work on the philosophy of education compliments his well-known work on ethical theory, and focuses on an empathy-based approach to moral education.