Josh Corngold - Faculty & Adjuncts

Josh Corngold, PhD

Josh Corngold, PhD
Associate Professor of Education
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2371 Website Chapman Hall Room 319


PhD – Stanford University MA – Stanford University AB – Harvard College


Dr. Josh Corngold is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at The University of Tulsa, where he teaches a range of courses, advises prospective teachers, and conducts research in the areas of educational and political philosophy.

Dr. Corngold recently served a three year term as Executive Director of the Philosophy of Education Society (PES). He is a former high school English teacher.

Research Interests

Philosophy of Education
Moral and Civic Education
Educational Policy
Normative Political Theory

Teaching Interests

Foundations of Education
Philosophy of Education
Education Policy
Critical Thinking
Children’s Literature
Special Education



  • Colby, A., Beaumont, E., Ehrlich, T., and Corngold, J. (2007). Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Journal Articles

  • Corngold, J. (2013). Introduction: The Ethics of Sex Education. Educational Theory 63(5), 439-442.

  • Corngold, J. (2013). Moral Pluralism and Sex Education. Educational Theory 63(5), 461-482.

  • Corngold, J. (2012). An Education for Personal Autonomy in an Era of Standards-Based Reform. Journal of Educational Controversy 6(1).

  • Corngold, J. (2012). Autonomy-Facilitation or Autonomy-Promotion? The Case of Sex Education. Theory and Research in Education 10(1), 57-70.

  • Corngold, J. (2011). Misplaced Priorities: Gutmann’s Democratic Theory, Children’s Autonomy, and Sex Education Policy. Studies in Philosophy and Education 30(1), 67- 84.

  • Corngold, J. (2006). Egregiously Conflated Concepts: An Examination of “Toleration as Recognition.” In Howe, K. R. (Ed.), Philosophy of Education, 2005 (pp. 263-271). Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society.

Book Chapters

  • Corngold, J. (2017). What Should Students Learn about Sex? In Warnick, B. and L. Stone (Eds.), Philosophy: Education (pp. 399-413). Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy Series. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.

Encyclopedia Entrys

  • Corngold, J. (2021). Free Speech, Civility, and Censorship in Education. In Noblit, G. W. (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Corngold, J. (2014). Religious Symbols and Clothing. In Phillips, D. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy (pp. 704-706). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Conference Proceedings

  • Corngold, J. (2022). Sex Education and the Culture Wars. In Thompson, W. (Ed.), Philosophy of Education, 2021. Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society.

  • Corngold, J. (2015). Justifying Limits on Teachers’ Freedom of Expression. In Moses, M. (Ed.), Philosophy of Education, 2014 (pp. 431-433). Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society.

  • Corngold, J. (2011). John Dewey, Public School Reform, and the Narrowing of Educational Aims. In Biesta, G. (Ed.), Philosophy of Education, 2010 (pp. 237-240). Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society.

  • Corngold, J. (2010). A Broader Definition of Home-School Collaboration. In Kerdeman, D. (Ed.), Philosophy of Education, 2009 (pp. 126-128). Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society.

  • Corngold, J. (2007). A Paradigm of an Intractable Dilemma. In Vokey, D. (Ed.), Philosophy of Education, 2006 (pp. 115-118). Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society.

Book Reviews

  • Corngold, J., Katz, R. M., Newman, A., and Phillips, D. C. (2005). The State of the Art. Journal of Philosophy of Education 39(1), 123-139.


  • Corngold, J. (Guest Ed.). (2013). Symposium: The Ethics of Sex Education. Educational Theory 63(5).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Philosophy of Education Society

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Development Summer Fellowship
  • School of Education Quillen Fellowship and Research Award