Bradley PORFILIO is the Dean of the College of Education, Kinesiology, and Social Work at CSU Stanislaus. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Porfilio was a tenured Professor and Director of the Ed.D. Leadership Program at the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San José State University as well as the Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Affairs at Seattle University. From 2014-2017, he served as the Director of the Doctorate (Ed.D.) in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice at CSU East Bay. He was a principal faculty member in the Teaching and Leadership Ed.D. Program at Lewis University. Additionally, he spent numerous years in leadership positions in higher education. He was a faculty member of Educational Studies and Pedagogy and Teacher Education, a Director of Social Studies Education, and a University Supervisor of Pre-service and In-service Teachers.
As a transformative scholar, Dr. Porfilio brings insights from several intellectual disciplines, such as history, sociology, leadership studies, and social studies education, to examine the sociocultural and historical forces behind unjust educational outcomes and institutional forms of oppression. His intellectual work also unearths what policies, pedagogies, practices, and social movements hold the potential to humanize educational institutions, to eliminate educational disparities and to build an equalitarian society. As a result, his research has a broad appeal to scholars, leaders, and educators.