Bradley Porfilio, PhD

Brad Porfilio 

Professor & Director, Ed.D. Leadership

As a transformative scholar, Dr. Porfilio brings insights from several intellectual disciplines, such as history, sociology, leadership studies, and social studies education, to examine the sociocultural and historical forces behind unjust educational outcomes and institutional forms of oppression. His intellectual work also unearths what policies, pedagogies, practices, and social movements hold the potential to humanize educational institutions, to eliminate educational disparities and to build an equalitarian society. As a result, his research has a broad appeal to scholars, leaders, and educators.


  • Ph.D., Sociology of Education, University at Buffalo
  • M.S., Social Studies Education, Niagara University
  • B.A., History, State University of New York at Brockport College

Online Resources

Areas of Research Interest

  • Critical Hybrid Pedagogy
  • Critical Media Literacy
  • Educational Leadership
  • Social Justice
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Youth Culture

Personality Playlist

Listen to Bradley's playlist below and access all of the personality playlists on our Lurie College of Education Spotify account