Dr. Roland Sintos Coloma
Chair and Professor
- Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Cultural Studies in Education
- Ph.D. Minor, The Ohio State University, African American and African Studies
- M.A., The Ohio State University, Cultural Studies in Education
- Teaching Credential (CLAD English), California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
- M.A., University of California - Riverside, Educational Administration
- B.A., University of California - Riverside, Liberal Studies
As department chair and professor of Teacher Education, Dr. Roland Sintos Coloma brings over two decades of working in the field of education as a researcher, teacher, and advocate. Prior to joining NKU in mid-July 2016, he was a faculty member at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto in Canada and at Miami and Otterbein universities in Ohio. He was also a high school English teacher, a university student affairs staff member, and a community organizer in the Los Angeles area.
Dr. Coloma currently serves as editor of the Educational Studies journal, and his publications include 3 books and over 30 journal articles and book chapters. He has received funding from AERA-Spencer, Mellon, and Connaught foundations and from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney in Australia in 2016, and won the Article of the Year Award for the Queer Studies SIG of the American Educational Research Association in 2015. Recently he gave invited lectures and academic presentations in Canada, Hungary, the Philippines, South Africa, and Switzerland.
His teaching and research focus on: urban and global education; curriculum and policy; history and cultural studies; race, gender, and sexuality; Filipina/o and Asian diasporas. Throughout his career, he has been committed to the principles and praxis of education for and as social justice.