PhD, 2018, Educational Theory and Practice, Critical Studies emphasis; Certificates in Education Law and Policy and Qualitative Research, University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia
AAS, 2017, Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force – Montgomery, Alabama
AAS, 2012, Emergency Management, Community College of the Air Force – Montgomery, Alabama
MEd, 2008, Science Education, Ecojustice emphasis, Certificates in Gifted Education and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia
BBA, 1999, Finance, Georgia Southern University – Statesboro, Georgia
EDC 249 Schooling in America
EDC 350 School and Society
EDC 786 Research Seminar in Education
SFR 750 Philosophies of Education
SFR 781 Applied Research in Education
Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations, College of Education, Missouri State University, 2018-Present
Program Coordinator, Master of Arts in Teaching, College of Education, Missouri State University, 2018-2020
Instructor, Scotland Study Abroad Program, School of Public and International Affairs (COE Affiliated Program), University of Georgia, Summer of 2018 and 2019
Instructor of Record, Educational Foundations, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, College of Education, University of Georgia, 2017-2018
Certified Teacher, Business Education and Broad Field Science, State of Georgia, 2005-2015
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Educational Studies Association (AESA)
Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
Southern History of Educational Society (SHOES)
Society of Historians and Philosophers of Education (SOPHE)
Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE)
Atkinson, J. C. (2020). Ideology and the Education Debate: Examining the Powell Memorandum’s Influence on Education Policy and Neoliberal Reform Models. In, K. deMarrais, B. Herron, & J. Copple (Eds.), Conservative Philanthropies: Ideologies and Actions Shaping U.S. Educational Policy and Practice (pp. 17-38). Myers Education Press.
Atkinson, J. C. and Dotts, B. W. (2019). Impacting Education through Privatized Graduate Schools: Strategic Fields, Charter Networks, and the Relay Graduate School of Education. In T. J. Brewer & C. Lubienski (Eds.), Becoming a teacher in an age of reform: Global lessons for teacher preparation and the teaching profession (pp. 91-111). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
deMarrais, K., Brewer, T. J., Herron, B., Atkinson, J. C. & Lewis, J. B. (2019). Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance: A Primer for Concerned Educators. Myers Education Press.
Atkinson, J. C. (2017). Countering the neos: Dewey and the democratic ethos in teacher education. Democracy and Education, 25(2), Article 2.
Atkinson, J. C. (2016, March 23). Review of Capitalism’s Educational Catastrophe: And the Advancing Endgame Revolt! by R. J. Rosa & J. J. Rosa. Education Review, 23.
Research and professional interests
Sociohistorical issues in education
Educational law and state-level educational policy
Politics of education
Social psychology and social epistemology of teachers
Social justice and critical issues in education
Social foundations of education as a field of study
Awards and honors
Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award for Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance: A Primer for Concerned Educators, 2020
American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Book Award for Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance: A Primer for Concerned Educators, 2019
New Faculty Grant, College of Education, Missouri State University; “Russell Ward Ballard and the Post War Years of the Hull House”, 2019