Sam F. Stack Jr., PhD
Chester E. and Helen B. Derrick Endowed Teacher Education Professor
- PhD, Social Foundations of Education, University of South Carolina, 1990
- MEd, Secondary Education-Biology, University of South Carolina, 1984
- BA, Sociology, Furman University, 1977
- Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Human Resources and Education, 1995-1996
- Barbara J. Howe Award for Excellent Scholarship on New Deal Homesteads, 2004
- Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Human Resources and Education, 2004-2005
- Laddie R. Bell Distinguished Service Award, College of Human Resources and Education, 2006-2007
- American Educational Studies Critics Choice Book Award, 2012. Doug Simpson and Sam F. Stack Jr., Teachers, Leaders, and Schools Essays by John Dewey (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2011), 258 pages.
Areas of Expertise
- The Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
Dr. Sam F. Stack Jr. is currently the Chester E. and Helen B. Derrick Teacher Education Endowed Professor. His research focuses on the history of progressive education, the thought and application of John Dewey’s philosophy, community and community schools, educational biography, teacher education, Appalachian studies and democratic theory.
Dr. Stack came to WVU in 1990 from the University of South Carolina where he earned his PhD in Social and Cultural Foundations of Education. Over his career he has been the recipient of the Laddie Bell Service Award, the Outstanding Researcher Award and the Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Education and Human Services.