Chad Becker, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School

cbecker@ncu.eduChad Becker

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Curriculum studies
  • Post-structural theory
  • Post-modern theory
  • Diversity education
  • Rhetoric and communication theory
  • Qualitative methodologies


  • Ph.D., Indiana University 
  • M.S., Purdue University 
  • B.S., State University College at Buffalo

Dissertation Title

“The ‘cult of efficient production’ and American education: a study of U S. Federal curriculum making


  • “Education, Federal green initiatives,” in Green issues and debates, Sage (2011)
  • “American education discourse: Language, values, and U.S. federal policy,” Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies (2010)
  • “Public intellectuals and curriculum leadership,” Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy (2006) 

Selected Professional Experience 

  • Copy-Editor for Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies
  • Book Reviewer for Pearson Education
  • Reviewer for Critical Cultural Studies Division, National Communication Association 2010, 2011, and 2012 Conference