William Reese

My specialization is Educational Policy Studies. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of American and European education and on an array of reform movements in American history.


Education:

  • PhD - University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MA - Bowling Green State University
  • BA - Wilkes College

Books:

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Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History (Harvard University Press, 2013).  View Book Details


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Rethinking the History of American Education (co-editor) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).  View Book Details
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History, Education, and the Schools (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).  View Book Details
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America's Public Schools: From the Common School to 'No Child Left Behind’ (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005).  View Book Details

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Power and the Promise of School Reform: Grassroots Movements During the Progressive Era (Rev. edition, 2002, Teachers College Press; originally published 1986).  View Book Details
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Hoosier Schools: Past and Present (editor) (Indiana University Press, 1998).  View Book Details

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The Origins of the American High School (Yale University Press, 1995).  View Book Details
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The Social History of American Education (The University of Illinois Press, 1988).  View Book Details

Advisor To:

  • David Fields
  • Brianna Lafoon
  • Nich Strohl
  • Kyle Steele
  • Derek Taira

History Courses:

William Reese

Carl F. Kaestle WARF and Vilas Research Professor of Educational Policy Studies and History


608.263.2319
608.262.1760 (messages) 

wjreese@wisc.edu

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Office:
5102 Mosse Humanities & 215 Education Building

Mailbox:
5007 Mosse Humanities

Office Hours:
TBA