Who We Are
Who We Are
Profile of Division B Members
We are Division B, a diverse and eclectic group of scholars who raises questions, studies issues, and explores possibilities related to curriculum--the official and unofficial bodies of knowledge taught and learned, or not. We are historians, critical social and cultural theorists, pedagogues, researchers, philosophers, teachers, teacher educators, artists, advocates, activists, thinkers, believers, intellectuals, learners, but above all else, we are curriculum workers--intergenerational, complex, and growing into inclusivity.
Division Officers


Division B Leadership (2023 - 2024)

Vice President

Theodorea Regina Berry, University of Central Florida, trberry1913@gmail.com 

Boni-Jane Fernandes Wozolek, Pennsylvania State University - Abington, bfw5188@psu.edu 

Equity and Inclusion Officer

Rachel McMillian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, racheldm@illinois.edu
Graduate Student Senior Representative


Mapenzi-C Simekha, simekha@wisc.edu

Graduate Student Junior Representative

Program Co-Chairpersons 

Esther Ohito, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Kevin Clay, Rutgers University - New Brunswick


Division B Section Leaders

Division B Program Co-Chairs: 

Esther Ohito, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Kevin Clay, Rutgers University - New Brunswick


Section 1 Co-chairs: Cultural Inquiry in Curriculum Studies

Asilia Franklin-Phipps, SUNY New Paltz, franklia@newpaltz.edu

Bretton Varga, California State University, Chico, bvarga@csuchioc.edu

Section 2 Co-chairs: Exploring Past, Present, and Future Curricular Questions

Jacquie Forbes, Dickinson College, forbesj@dickinson.edu

Saba Khan Vlach, University of Iowa, saba-vlach@uiowa.edu

Section 3 Co-chairs: Theories, Methodologies, and Philosophies of Curriculum Studies 

Rachel Gomez, Virgina Commonwealth University, gomezr3@vcu.edu

Sam Tanner, University of Iowa, samuel-tanner@uiowa.edu 

Section 4 Co-chairs: Policies and the Politics of Curriculum

Sherry Deckman, CUNY Graduate Center and Lehman College, sherry.deckman@lehman.cuny.edu

Tristan Gleason, Cal Poly Humbolt, tgg20@humbolt.edu

Section 5 Co-chairs: The Places and Praxis of Curriculum

Bessie Demikos, Florida Atlantic University, bdemikos@fau.edu

Chrystal S. Johnson, Purdue University, johnsocs@purdue.edu

Section 6 Co-chairs: De/Colonization and Transformative Curriculum Studies

Blanca Caldas, University of Minnesota, bcaldasc@umn.edu



Division B Committees Officer Nominations Committee


Ella Baker/Septima Clark Human Rights Award Committee

Chair: Roland Mitchell. Louisiana State University 

Outstanding Dissertation Award 

Chair: Langston Clark, University of Texas at San Antonio

Outstanding Book Award 

Chair: Asia S. Thomas Uzomba, American University 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Chair: LaGarrett King, University of Buffalo

Professional Development Director

Robert J. Helfenbein, Mercer University

Communications Director



Sujuta Pishatory-Norman, University of Hartford