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Gary Oakes

Gary Oakes

Professor of Practice, Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program

Gary Oakes
  1. 617-521-2203
  2. Main College Building, W-304C

Director of Multidisciplinary Core Course Program

I have been the Director of MCC, Multidisciplinary Core Course, Program for the past five years. The course is a writing course with a strong content focus on the roles Race, Class and Gender play in our lives and in particular our educational systems. These issues have played a ajor role in my research of how culture dominates the life of schools. I am especially interested in how school structure impacts the change process when schools attempt to bring change both in their structure and pedagogy.

I am also interested in the role that Mind Styles play in pedagogy. This is a dominate theme in the course I teach as I have found it to be a powerful force in understanding the learning process and the ways in which people channel information.


  • Harvard University Danforth Moral Development Project
  • New England Regional Conference on Social Studies
  • Guidance Associates Educational Media Corporation
  • Salem New Hampshire Middle School Change Initiative

Professional Associations

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Middle School Association
  • American Educational Research Association


Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction
Boston University

M.A., History
Florida State University

B.A., History
University of Southern Florida


Secondary History/Social Social Studies

Principal - Secondary Level