Barbara Applebaum is trained in philosophy of education. Professor Applebaum's scholarly interests are currently focused on the point where ethics, education, and commitments to diversity converge. Her research is heavily informed by feminist ethics, feminist philosophy, and critical race theory. Applebaum's published papers have appeared in such journals as Educational Theory, Philosophy of Education, Educational Foundations, and the Journal of Moral Education. Applebaum is currently examining the theories of self and agency that are necessary to ground and sustain educational initiatives committed to social justice. She has a special interest in teachers' self-reflections on their own teaching process and has written articles on caring, building trust in the classroom, and what teacher authority can mean for a feminist pedagogue.