Eric C. Sheffield

Campus: Springfield



  • MEd Secondary English Education, 1989, University of Florida
  • PhD Philosophy of Education, 2003, University of Florida
  • BA in Philosophy, 1985, Illinois College


  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Field Experiences in Education
  • Philosophies of Education
  • Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning

Research and professional interests

  • Philosophy of education; progressivism
  • Community theory
  • Democratic education
  • Community service learning

Awards and honors

  • Critics Choice Book Award, 2010 for The Role of Religion in 21st Century Public Schools, Co-edited with Steven P. Jones, Missouri State University
  • University Award in Teaching, 2006Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
  • College Award in Research, 2005 Southwest Missouri State University, College of Education, Springfield, MO
  • Teacher of the Year, 1994 Interlachen High School, Interlachen, FL