Dr. Jane H. Blanken Webb

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Assistant Professor
EDD Education Doctorate


jane.blankenwebb@wilkes.edu

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education)
M.M.E., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Music Education)
B.M., Northern Illinois University (Music Education—major, Philosophy, minor)

Jane Blanken-Webb is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Wilkes University where she teaches in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership program. Her research aims for the realization of a more just society through educational means and engages with diverse disciplinary perspectives including cybersecurity ethics and education, technology and education, citizenship education, social justice education, and aesthetic education. Drawing on philosophy of education, the core connecting thread that runs throughout these diverse areas is the aspiration to more deeply understand the notion of democracy as a form of associated living and to promote the conditions for this vision of democracy to come to fruition through education. Building upon this long-established Deweyan understanding of democracy and education, she brings a human-centered perspective for meeting the new opportunities and challenges we face in an increasingly pluralistic and technologically mediated age.

Refereed Articles:

Jane Blanken-Webb, Imani Palmer, Sarah-Elizabeth Deshaies, Nicholas C. Burbules, Roy H. Campbell, and Masooda Bashir. "A Case Study-based Cybersecurity Ethics Curriculum." In 2018 {USENIX} Workshop on Advances in Security Education ({ASE} 18). USENIX} Association}, 2018.

Katariina Holma, Tiina Kontinen, and Jane Blanken-Webb, “Growth into Citizenship: Framework for Conceptualizing Learning in NGO Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Adult Education Quarterly 68, no. 3 (2018): 215—234. https://doi.org/10.1177/0741713618768561

Jane Blanken-Webb, “Big Data’s Call to Philosophers of Education,” Philosophical Inquiry in Education 24, no. 4 (2017): 310—322.

Jane Blanken-Webb, “The Difference Differentiation Makes: Extending Eisner’s Account,” Educational Theory 64, no. 1 (2014): 55—74.

Jane Blanken-Webb, “Expanding the Deweyan Self: Revisiting an Underexplored Past to Inform Future Inquiry,” Philosophical Studies in Education 45 (2014): 88—98.

Invited Book Chapters:

Jane Blanken-Webb, Imani Palmer, Roy H. Campbell, Nicholas C. Burbules, and Masooda Bashir, “Cybersecurity Ethics,” in Foundations of Information Ethics, ed. John Burgess and Emily Knox (Chicago, IL: American Library Association, Expected Spring 2019).

Jane Blanken-Webb, “Metacognition: Cognitive Dimensions of e-Learning,” in e-Learning Ecologies: Principles for New Learning and Assessment, ed. Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis (New York, Routledge, 2017), 163—182.

Jane Blanken-Webb, “Collaborative Intelligence: Social Dimensions of e-Learning,” in e-Learning Ecologies: Principles for New Learning and Assessment, ed. Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis (New York, Routledge, 2017), 143—162.

Encyclopedia Entries:

Jane Blanken-Webb, “Dewey and the Self,” In Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory (New York: Springer, 2016), 1—5.

Chris Higgins, Jane Blanken-Webb, and Adrienne Pickett, “Horace’s Compromise,” in Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publishing, 2010), 452—3.

Chris Higgins, Adrienne Pickett, and Jane Blanken-Webb, “Coalition of Essential Schools,” In Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publishing, 2010), 115—6.

Book Reviews:

Jane Blanken-Webb, “Improving Equality through Study in the Humanities. A book Review of Education and Equality,” Democracy & Education 25, no. 2 (2017).

Jane Blanken-Webb, “Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience” (book review), Journal of Aesthetic Education 46, no. 4 (2012): 120—4.

Invited Responses:

Jane Blanken-Webb, “From Aesthetic Crisis to Consummation in Social Justice Education,” in Philosophy of Education 2016, ed. Natasha Levinson (Urbana, Illinois: Philosophy of Education Society, 2018) 578—581.

Jane Blanken-Webb, “The Pedagogical Subject and Liberal Learning,” in Philosophy of Education 2015, ed. Eduardo Duarte (Urbana, Illinois: Philosophy of Education Society, 2016), 93—95.

Jane Blanken-Webb, “Embracing Materiality,” in Philosophy of Education 2013, ed. Cris Mayo (Urbana, Illinois: Philosophy of Education Society, 2014), 449—451.

Jane Blanken-Webb, “Is Impotence the Answer?” in Philosophy of Education 2011, ed. Rob Kunzman (Urbana, Illinois: Philosophy of Education Society, 2011), 257—259.