George Theoharis

George Theoharis
Curriculum Vitae: George Theoharis CV
Phone: 315.443.9080
Address: 161 Huntington Hall

George Theoharis, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Inclusive Elementary/Early Childhood Education in the Teaching and Leadership Department at Syracuse University.

He has extensive experience as a principal and teacher. He previously served as Department Chair, Associate Dean for Urban Education Partnerships, and as the Director of Field Relations.

He coordinates the Inclusive Early Childhood and Special Education undergraduate program, the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership focused on Leading Equitable Schools and the Education Studies minor. He co-runs a summer institute for school leaders focusing on issues of disability, equity and inclusion.


  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research & Scholarship

Research Focus:

Equity, social justice, diversity, inclusion, urban education, and school reform.

His research focuses on issues of equity, justice, diversity, inclusion, leadership, and school reform.  Dr. Theoharis' work bridges the worlds of K-12 schools and higher education.

George Theoharis' CV

Courses Taught

Dr. Theoharis teaches classes in educational leadership and elementary/early childhood teacher education.  He regularly teaches:

  • EED 336- Elementary Social Studies Methods and Curriculum
  • EDA 762- Leadership for Inclusive Schooling
  • EDA 772- Building Leadership
  • EDA 780 - Seminar if Educational Leadership
  • EDA /SPE 700- Equity, Inclusion and Excellence

He has taught:

  • EDU 300- Understanding ENL and Other Learners
  • EDU 204 - Principles of Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
  • EDU 700- Equity and Inequality in Schools
  • EED 446- Student Teaching Seminar

Recent Publications

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