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Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, Ph.D., LSI Director

Director, Learning Systems Institute; Director, Center for International Studies in Educational Research and Development; Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Dr. Jeffrey Ayala Milligan is Director of the Learning Systems Institute and a Professor of philosophy of education and international and comparative education in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. During his tenure at LSI he has been involved in the implementation of international educational development projects in Southeast Asia and Africa.

His research explores the challenges posed by religious tensions in the educational systems of multicultural, religiously diverse communities in the United States and Southeast Asia.

He is the author of two books – Islamic Identity, Postcoloniality and Educational Policy: Schooling and Ethno-Religious Conflict in the Southern Philippines (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and Teaching at the Crossroads of Faith and School: The Teacher as Prophetic Pragmatist (Lanham: University Press of America, 2002). He is the co-editor of Citizenship, Identity and Education in Muslim Communities: Essays on Attachment and Obligation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and author of more than thirty refereed articles in Philosophy of Education, Comparative Education Review, Journal of Thought, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Asia-Pacific Education Review, Educational Policy, and other academic journals. He has been the recipient of two Fulbright Senior Fellowships (Philippines, 1999 and Malaysia, 2006) and a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Dr. Milligan is a fellow and past Executive Director of the Philosophy of Education Society and a member of the International Network of Philosophers of Education and the Comparative and International Education Society.


Education

B.A., University of Missouri

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

 

Projects

  • Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation Development (STRIDE) Program, RTI International, $1,394,742, Principal Investigator
  • Community College Administrator Program with Indonesia, U.S. Department of State, $440,633, Principal Investigator
  • Community College Administrator Program with Indonesia, U.S. Department of State, $433,557, Principal Investigator
  • Community College Administrator Program with Select Countries, U.S. Department of State, $1,375,206, Principal Investigator

Publications

  • Milligan, J. A. (in press). Preserving the Faith: Muslim Education in the Philippines. In H. Daun, & R. Arjmand (Eds.), Handbook of Islamic Education (25 pages). Springer.

  • Milligan, J. A., Stanfill, E., Widyanto, A., & Zhang, H. (2011). Philosophers Without Borders? Toward a Comparative Philosophy of Education. Educational Studies, 47, 50-70.

  • Merry, M. S., & Milligan, J. A. (Eds.). (2010). Citizenship, Identity and Education in Muslim Communities: Essays on Attachment and Obligation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Milligan, J. A. (2010). The Prophet and the Engineer Meet Under the Mango Tree: Leadership, Education and Conflict in the Southern Philippines. Educational Policy, 24(1), 28-51.

  • Milligan, J. A., & Zhang, H. (2010). Self-Enlightenment in the Context of Radical Social Change: A Neo-Confucian Critique of John Dewey’s Conception of Intelligence. Journal of Thought, 45(1-2), 29-41. Retrieved from http://www.journalofthought.com/index.php?page=currentIssue&year=2010&volume=45&issue=12

  • Milligan, J. A. (2009). Prophetic Pragmatism? Post-Conflict Educational Development in Aceh and Mindanao. Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education: An International Journal, 3(4), 245-259.

  • Merry, M., & Milligan, J. A. (2009). Complexities of Belonging in Democratic/Democratizing Societies: Islamic Identity, Ethnicity and Citizenship in the Netherlands and Aceh. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 29(3), 311-323.

  • Milligan, J. A. (2008). Islam and Educational Policy Reform in the Southern Philippines. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 28(4), 369-381.

  • Milligan, J. A. (2007). Pedagogical Fundamentalisms: Religion, Markets and the Discourse of Accountability in U.S. Educational Reform. Educational Awakenings, 4(1), 1-25.

  • Milligan, J. A. (2006). Gender and the Limits of Inclusion: Should Multiculturalism ‘Include’ Fundamentalisms? Manifest, 1(2), 89-96.

  • Milligan, J. A. (2006). Reclaiming an Ideal: The Islamization of Education in the Southern Philippines. Comparative Education Review, 50(3), 410-430.

  • Milligan, J. A. (2005). Faith in School: Educational Policy Responses to Ethno-Religious Conflict in the Southern Philippines, 1935-1985. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 36(1), 67-86.

  • Milligan, J. A. (2005). Islamic Identity, Postcoloniality and Educational Policy: Schooling and Ethno-Religious Conflict in the Southern Philippines. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Milligan, J. A. (2002). Teaching at the Crossroads of Faith and School: The Teacher as Prophetic Pragmatist. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

  • Milligan, J. A. (1999). Multiculturalism or ‘Second-Persons?’ An Alternative Approach to Teaching. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 12(3), 23-32.

  • Milligan, J. A. (1999). The Idolatry of Multicultural Education: A Prophetic Pragmatic Alternative? Multicultural Education, 6(3), 2-5.

  • Milligan, J. A. (1999). Love, Jazz and a Sense of the Holy: Conceptualizing the Teacher in Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”. Philosophy of Education, 368-376.

  • Milligan, J. A. (1998). Critical Pedagogy: Responsible Teaching for the Rural Community College. Removing Vestiges: Research Based Strategies to Promote Inclusion, 1(1), 21-26.

  • Milligan, J. A. (1997). Multiculturalism and Christian Fundamentalism: Strange Postmodern Bedfellows? Religion and Education, 24(2), 28-34.

  • Milligan, J. A. (1997). Teaching at the Crossroads of Faith and School: The Teacher as Prophetic Pragmatist. Philosophy of Education, 47-56.

  • Milligan, J. A. (1996). Religion, Public Education and Dewey’s Call for an ‘Intelligent’ Theory of Education. Educational Foundations, 10(3), 69-83.

  • Milligan, J. A. (1996). Multiculturalism and the Religious Right: Is Dialogue Possible? Journal of Thought, 31(1), 45-54.

  • Milligan, J. A., Gaddy, B. B., Hall W. T., & Marzano R. J. (1997). Review of School Wars: Resolving Our Conflicts Over Religion and Values. Educational Studies, 28(1), 24-28.

  • Milligan, J. A. (1996). Teaching Second-Sight: Crossing the Color-Line in Freshman Composition? Multicultural Education, 48-50.