Nel Noddings, Ph.D.
Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita
Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, Emerita, at Stanford
University. She is a past president of the National Academy of Education, the
Philosophy of Education Society and the John Dewey Society. In addition
to sixteen books—among them, Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics
and Moral Education, The Challenge to Care in Schools, Philosophy of
Education—she is the author of more than 200 articles and chapters on
various topics ranging from the ethics of care to mathematical problem solving.
Her latest books are Happiness and Education, Educating Citizens for Global
Awareness, Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach, and most recent
When School Reform Goes Wrong.
Noddings spent fifteen years as a teacher, administrator, and curriculum supervisor in public schools; she served as a mathematics department chairperson in New Jersey and as Director of the Laboratory Schools at the University of Chicago. At Stanford, she received the Award for Teaching Excellence three times.