a few of the texts that have informed my thinking

news & blogs

The Age of Ooops: a proposal for environmental accountability. Orion Magazine, March/April 2011

The danger of appealing science: anecdata, expectations, and skepticism. Culturing Science, March 2011.

Priced to Sell: Is Free the Future?The New Yorker, July 2009.

Great minds think (too much) alike [point]. The Economist, July 2008.

Survey finds citations growing narrower as journals move online [counterpoint]. Science, July 2008.

The Inside Story: 5 Secrets to Pixar’s SuccessCo.DESIGN, October 2011.

The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science. Mother Jones,  May/June 2011.

peer review

Doherty, J. J., & Ketchner, K. (2005). Empowering the intentional learner: a critical theory for information literacy instruction. Library Philosophy and Practice, 8, 1.

Elmborg, J. (2006). Critical Information Literacy: Implications for Instructional Practice. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32, 2, 192-199.

House, N. V., & Sutton, S. A. (1996). The Panda Syndrome: An Ecology of LIS Education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 37, 2, 131.

Howard, R. M., Rodrigue, T.K., & Tricia C. Serviss. (2010) “Writing from Sources, Writing from Sentences.” Writing and Pedagogy, 2.2, 177-192.

Sutton, S. A. (1999). The Panda Syndrome II: Innovation, Discontinuous Change, and LIS Education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 40, 4, 247.

Thoma, G. A. (1993). The Perry Framework and Tactics for Teaching Critical Thinking in Economics. Journal of Economic Education, 24, 2, 128-136.


Cox, C. N., & Lindsay, E. B. (2008). Information literacy instruction handbook. Chicago, Ill.: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Eisner, E. W., & Eisner, E. W. (1994). Cognition and curriculum reconsidered. New York: Teachers College Press.

Freire, P. (2000). Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York: Continuum.

Kurfiss, J. G. (1997). Critical thinking: Theory, research, practice, and possibilities. Washington, D.C: Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University.

Smith, F. (1990). To think. New York: Teachers College Press.

Spring, J. H. (2011). American education. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Walvoord, B. E. F., & Anderson, V. J. (2010). Effective grading: A tool for learning and assessment. 2nd edition. San Francisco, Calif: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Wiggins, G. P., & McTighe, J. (2008). Understanding by design. Alexandria, Va: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


Guggenheim, D. et al. Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm). (2011). Waiting for “Superman”. Hollywood, Calif: Paramount Home Entertainment.

Hustwit, G. et al. (2007). Helvetica. London: Swiss Dots Limited.

Mondale, S., Patton, S. B., Bernard, S. C., Streep, M., Stone Lantern Films., KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.), & Films for the Humanities (Firm). (2001). School, the story of American public education. Princeton, N.J: Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

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