Robbie O. McClintock, PhD

Title: History and Education Educator
Company: Columbia University
Location: New York, New York, United States

Robert McClintock, History and Education Educator at Columbia University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

Dr. McClintock became interested in ideas about education while working summer jobs during his time as an undergraduate at Princeton University. In these jobs, he would take students just a few years younger than him in Europe and American schools in Switzerland around Europe. He was very aware of the impact that had on their and his own education, and realized it contrasted with his institutional experience. At an early age, he became convinced that the educational system could better serve its students. There was, even though he’s had a very privileged, educational, institutional educational experience, something that could be much better if it could be done with more insight. That’s what got him going and still keeps him going.

Dr. McClintock got his start in the academic field by first earning an AB from Princeton University with honors and then continued at Columbia University to earn a Master of Arts and a PhD. He began teaching at Johns Hopkins University and then joined the faculty at his alma mater as an instructor in the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences at Columbia University. He remained at the institution for the entirety of his career, becoming a professor, department chairman and the Sue Ann and John L. Weinberg Professor. He retired with the honorary title of professor emeritus. In his career, he has also been a fellow of Columbia University, a visiting scholar at Phillips University in Germany and co-director of the New Laboratory for Teaching and Learning at the Dalton School. Dr. McClintock has served as a senior advisor of strategic initiatives for the Officer of the President at Cooper Union, a project director for JHM Corp. and a consultant for the American History Workshop and the Smithsonian Institution.

In addition to these roles, Dr. McClintock has contributed to creative works in his areas of interest. He is the author of Homeless in the House of Intellect, The Educators Manifesto: On the Social Construction of Digital Learning Communities, Power and Pedagogy: Transforming Education Through Information Technology and Man and His Circumstances: Ortega as Educator, as well as numerous other publications. He received the Gale F. Johnson Prize while at Princeton. Furthermore, Dr. McClintock maintained professional affiliation with a variety of organizations throughout his career, including the American Educational Research Association, the American Historical Association, the American Political Science Association, the Society for the History of Technology, the Conference on Political Thought, the International Communication Association, the History Education Society and the Philosophy of Education Society.

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