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Stephen Brier
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: 212-817-7291
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in U.S. History from UCLA.
Research Interests: U.S. Social and Education History; Digital Technology

Stephen Brier is Professor in the Urban Education PhD program and founder and coordinator (2002-17) of the Graduate Center’s Interactive Technology & Pedagogy certificate program. He teaches courses in the history of public education and his research interests include race, class, and ethnicity in U.S. labor and public education history (including the history of CUNY), the Digital Humanities, and the impact of digital technology on teaching and learning. Brier was the founding director of CUNY’s American Social History Project and co-wrote and co-produced its award-winning multimedia U.S. history curriculum, Who Built America? He is co-author (with Michael Fabricant) of Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education (John Hopkins Univ. Press, 2016), which explores the negative impact of neoliberal policies on public higher education systems since the 1980s. Brier is currently working on a major study of the fight for community control over New York City’s K-16 public education system in the 1960s.