Education Professor Discusses For-Profit Schools in New Lecture

April 05, 2016

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bullet point His session will be at 11 a.m. on April 7 in Dinkins Auditorium.
bullet point They are free and open to the public.


ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA- Since releasing his book "Diploma Mills: How For-Profit Colleges Stiffed Students, Taxpayers, and the American Dream" in January, Winthrop University Professor of Curriculum and Pedagogy A.J. Angulo has been featured on Inside Higher Ed and Sirius XM radio.

Now, people can hear from Angulo on April 7 in the last installment of the 2015-16 Provost's Spotlight on Scholarship Series. The series, in its second year, highlights outstanding faculty research.

In his lecture "Merchants of Knowledge: The Rise of For-Profit Colleges and Universities in America," Angulo will explore the history of these institutions and what can be learned from them. The for-profit higher education industry is currently a $30 billion industry.

Angulo is the Elizabeth Singleton Endowed Professor of Education at Winthrop. His other research areas include international and global education, reform politics and policy, and education law. He's written three other books and has presented papers at national and international conferences such as the History of Education Society and the European Society for the History of Science.

This "Lunch and Learn" session will be held at 11 a.m. in Dinkins Auditorium. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Beverages will be provided.

For more information on the Provost Series, contact Meg Webber at 803/323-2220 or e-mail her at

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