Gerri August

Henry Barnard School (HBS) 207-3
(401) 456-8830

Academic Background

Ph.D., University of Rhode Island/Rhode Island College
M.A., Providence College
B.A., Barrington College

Courses Taught

FNED 346: Schooling in a Democratic Society
FNED 502: Social Issues in Education
SED 407: Instructional Methods, Design, and Literacy
SED 555: Literacies in the Disciplines


Dr. Gerri August is an assistant professor of Educational Studies at Rhode Island College. Before joining the RIC faculty in 2005, Dr. August taught middle school English; served as principal in a K-8 setting; co-founded Educational Interventions, an educational consulting, advocacy, and tutoring firm; and counseled special needs students and their instructors at Johnson & Wales University. Her doctoral dissertation, a critical ethnography conducted in a kindergarten classroom, explored how a democratic, transformative educator created constraints and possibilities that encouraged students to recognize and respect difference. She is a co-author of Safe Spaces: Making Schools and Communities Welcoming to LGBT Youth (in press, Praeger Publications). Dr. August was an Education Alliance Fellow (Brown University, 2010-2011) during which she conducted research relative to teacher candidates' perceptions of English Language Learners. Her research interests center on transformative pedagogy.

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