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Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Foundations,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3571
Email: wagner@uhcl.edu
Office: 1119-08


Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional ethics
  • Program Evaluation and Administrative Leadership
  • Epistemology
  • Critical Thinking, rationality and decision - theory
  • Purpose of Education


Most recent publications (past three years)include articles as follows:

  • Decision theory in Sex Education, Journal of Sex Education;
  • Decision Theory in Educational Administration, Journal of Values and Ethics in Educational Administration;
  • The Ethics of Inclusion and The Great Conversation of Humankind, Multicultural Perspectives;
  • Isolationists and the Curriculum, Interchange;
  • The Autistic Society and The Curriculum, Educational Forum;
  • Religious Tolerance, Interchange. "Game Theory as Psychological Excavation in H. Hanappi ed. Game Theory Relaunched.;

Books in ethics:

  • Focus on Thinking, Rowman and Littlefield, 2017
  • Ethical Decision-making in School Administration, Sage, 2009.
  • Understanding Professional Ethics, Phi Delta Kappan Fastback, Fall, 1996
  • The Ethical Legal and Multicultural Foundations of Teaching, Brown and Benchmark, 1992.
  • Moral Self-assessment Protocol, McGraw Hill, 6th edition 2009.

Research Projects

  • The image of philosophers in education
  • Professional ethics
  • Book on Formal Decision – theory in Administration and the Curriculum
  • NSSE yearbook chapter on decision theory and morality

Awards and Accomplishments

  • President's Distinguished Research Professor, 2009
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Service Professor, 1984
  • Atrium Circle Distinguished Professor, 1982
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Education
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • Top 100 Educators for 2006; The International Bibliographical Society, Cambridge, England