Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Brad Porfilio

As a transformative scholar, Dr. Porfilio brings insights from several intellectual disciplines, such as history, sociology, leadership studies, and social studies education, to examine the sociocultural and historical forces behind unjust educational outcomes and institutional forms of oppression. His intellectual work also unearths what policies, pedagogies, practices, and social movements hold the potential to humanize educational institutions, to eliminate educational disparities and to build an equalitarian society. As a result, his research has a broad appeal to scholars, leaders, and educators.  Read more below and listen to Brad’s personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Ed.D. Leadership Program Faculty Brad Porfilio


  • Ph.D., Sociology of Education, University at Buffalo
  • M.S., Social Studies Education, Niagara University
  • B.A., History, State University of New York at Brockport College



  • Critical Hybrid Pedagogy
  • Critical Media Literacy
  • Educational Leadership
  • Social Justice
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Youth Culture

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