Austin Pickup, PhD

Jerald Thomas

PhD, Educational Research, The University of Alabama
MA, Secondary Education, The University of Alabama
BA, History, Western Kentucky University 

Areas of Specialization
Qualitative Research
Mixed Methods Research
Social/Historical/Philosophical Foundations of Education
Philosophy of Social Science

Courses Taught
EDU 7010/8010: Intro to Educational Research
EDU 7190/8190: Qualitative Research
EDU 7210/8210: Advanced Qualitative Research
EDU 7110/8110: School Reform & Renewal
EDU 8510: Foundations of Adult Learning & Education
NSM 6100: Educational Research in Math/Science I
NSM 6200: Educational Research in Math/Science II

Highlights of Recent Publications, Honors, Professional Contributions

Pickup, A. (2016). Critical inquiry as virtuous truth-telling: Implications of phronesis and parrhesia. Critical Questions in Education, 7(3), 178-196.
Kuntz, A., & Pickup, A. (2016). Critical inquiry for the social good: Methodological work as a means for truth-telling in education. Critical Questions in Eduaction, 7(3), 171-177.
Pickup, A. “Problematization as activism: Disrupting the neoliberal education project through the ‘work of thought’”. Presented at the 2016 Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting.
Pickup, A. “On materiality, abstraction, onto-epistemologies, and playing golf: Points of (dis)connection between Deweyan and Deleuzian perspectives”. Presented at 12th International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry.
Pickup, A. “Against method: Resisting traditional methodologies of research in practitioner-based academic programs”. Presented at 11th International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry.

Professional Organizations
American Educational Research Association
Southeast Philosophy of Education Society
Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society
International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry

Campus Involvement
Academic Standards Committee