- Ed.D. – University of Rochester, 1988
- M.A. – University of Rochester, 1986
- B.A. – State University of New York at Cortland, 1981
I work to engage students in critical cultural-ecological analyses of the roots of current social and ecological crises. I have been actively engaged in learning with Detroit and other grassroots activists for over ten years in projects to revitalize the Detroit commons. I developed and direct a concentration in EcoJustice Education for the Masters Degree program in Social Foundations of Education, and I have been the editor in chief of Educational Studies: The Journal of The American Educational Studies Association for 15 years. I also helped to found and directed the Southeast Michigan Stewardship (SEMIS) Coalition, a group of teachers, community activists, and teacher educators dedicated to developing citizen stewards of the Great Lakes.
Interests and Expertise
- EcoJustice Education
- Sustainability and community-based learning
- Democratic theory
- Critical animal studies
- Deep green resistance
- Sociology of education
- Critical cultural studies
Martusewicz, R. A., Edmundson, J. and Lupinacci, J. (2011) EcoJustice Education: Toward Diverse, Democratic and Sustainable Communities. New York, NY: Routledge. AESA CRITICS CHOICE AWARD 2011 (2nd Edition in preparation)
Martusewicz, R. A. (2013). Eros, education, and eco-ethical consciousness: re-membering the "room of love" in Wendell Berry's Hannah Coulter. Educational Studies. 49(5): 443-450.
Martusewicz, R. A. (2013) "Toward an Anti-Centric Ecological Culture: Bringing a Critical Ecofeminist Analysis to EcoJustice Education." In Andrejs Kulnieks, Kelly Young & Dan Longboat (Eds.) Contemporary Studies in Environmental and Indigenous Pedagogies: A Curricula of Stories and Place Sense Publishers.
Edmundson, J., & Martusewicz, R. A. (2013) "Putting Our Lives in Order": Wendell Berry, EcoJustice, and a Pedagogy of Responsibility." In Andrejs Kulnieks, Kelly Young and Dan Longboat (Eds.) Contemporary Studies in Environmental and Indigenous Pedagogies: A Curricula of Stories and Place. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Martusewicz, R., Edmundson, J. and Kahn, R. (2013) "On Membership, Humility, and Pedagogical Responsibilities: A Correspondence on the Work of Wendell Berry." Mid-Western Educational Researcher. 25 (3): 44-68.
Lowenstein, E., Martusewicz, R.A. & Voelker, L. (2010). "Developing Teachers' Capacity for EcoJustice Education and Community-Based Learning. Teacher Education Quarterly, Fall.
- EDST 802 – Education, Communities and Globalization
- SOFD 665 – Education for Justice: Toward Diverse, Democratic and Sustainable Societies
- SOFD 661 – EcoJustice and Education
- WGST 526 – Topics in Feminist Philosophy: Eco-Feminism
- SOFD 580 – Sociology of Education
- SOFD 328 -- Schools for a Diverse and Democratic Society
- Pedagogies of Responsibility
- Wendell Berry, EcoJustice, and Community-based Education (book project)
- Posthumanist philosophy and EcoJustice Education
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- American Educational Studies Association
- American Educational Research Association
- Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
- Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition
- Center for EcoJustice Education