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Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Foundations,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3571
Office: Bayou Suite 1119


Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional Ethics
  • Program Evaluation and Administrative Leadership
  • Epistemology
  • Critical Thinking, Rationality and Decision-Theory
  • Purpose of Education


Journal Articles

  • 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.

  • Wagner, P. A. et al. (2018). Thinking Ahead. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Wagner, P. A. (2018). Beyond Love Trauma. Houston, TX: Third Coast Pub.
  • Wagner, P. A. (2017). Love Trauma. Houston, TX: Third Coast Pub.
  • Wagner, P. A. et al. (2016). Thinking Beyond the Test. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Wagner, P. A. et al. (2017). Focus on Thinking. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Wagner, P. A., & Douglas, S. (2009). Ethical Decision Making in Educational Administration: Leadership as Moral Architecture. San Francisco, CA: Sage.
  • Wagner, P. A., & Kierstead, F. (2001). Wagner-Kierstead Moral Self-Assessment Protocol. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
  • Wagner, P. A. (1996). Understanding Professional Ethics. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa Fastback.
  • Wagner, P. A., & Kierstead, F. (1993). The Ethical, Legal and Multicultural Foundations of Teaching. Madison, WI: William C. Brown/Benchmark Publishers.

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