Dennis Carlson, Professor of Educational Leadership at Miami University of Ohio, taught curriculum, cultural
studies and social foundations of education from 1990 until ill health forced his retirement in 2014. Carlson authored five
significant books in the field of curriculum studies. In addition, he edited or contributed to dozens of other books in the
field as well as having penned scores of refereed journal articles. The focus of his scholarship spanned issues pertained
to teachers’ work culture, progressive and democratic education, cultural studies, youth subcultures and gender and sexuality
studies in education.
Carlson was a brilliant scholar, respected colleague and admired teacher. He will be remembered fondly for his humble demeanor,
the empathy afforded his students and his passionate dedication to the field of curriculum studies and educational leadership.
Carlson lost his hard-fought battle with cancer in April 2015. He left many former students, colleagues and his dear partner
of over 30 years, Kent.