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Tony DeCesare

Title:Assistant Professor
Office:Warde Academic Center


Tony DeCesare earned his doctorate in philosophy of education with a doctoral minor in political science from Indiana University in Bloomington. Prior to joining the faculty at Saint Xavier University, he served as an assistant professor at Saint Louis University (2015-2019) and an instructional assistant professor at DePaul University (2019-2023). His research focuses on improving the vibrancy and inclusiveness of democratic societies through public schooling and other forms of education.


Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education

Indiana University

M.S.Ed in History and Philosophy of Education

Indiana University

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction

Fairfield University

B.A. in English

Fairfield University

Areas of Specialization

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Democratic and Civic Education
  • Children's Rights and Agency
  • Education Policy and Politics

Courses Taught

  • The Profession of Teaching
  • Historical and Social Issues in American Education
  • Seminar in Teaching and Learning
  • Middle/Secondary Level Classroom Environment -- Supporting College and Career Readiness


To see publications, conferences, workshops, presentations, etc., please view DeCesare's CV.