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Brian Pusser

Associate Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
405 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1999
M.A., Stanford University, 1997
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz, 1985
EDLF 3420: Athletics in the University
Credits: 3
This course addresses the history, organization, finance, governance, leadership and symbolism of athletics as a key part of the political economy of the contemporary university. With student athletes as a primary unit of analysis we will review the history of intercollegiate athletic competition, the symbolic role of athletics in society and the future of athletics on post-secondary campuses.
EDLF 5420: Athletics, Higher Education and Society
Credits: 3
This course addresses the history, organization, finance, governance, leadership and symbolism of athletics as a key part of the political economy of the contemporary university. With student athletes as a primary unit of analysis we will review the history of intercollegiate athletic competition, the symbolic role of athletics in society and the future of athletics on post-secondary campuses.
EDLF 5810: Introduction to Higher Education
Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the range of topics, theoretical frameworks, and research strategies appropriate to the study of higher education.
EDLF 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDLF 8662: Politics and Education
Credits: 3
Applies political and social theories to politics, policy and power in K-16 education. Concepts: role of the State, pluralism, rational choice, mobilization of bias, public goods, interest groups and social movements. Key issues: access and success, equity, school choice, stratification, governance, and reform. Goal is to enable students to conduct research using political theory and policy frameworks in educational settings.
EDLF 8665: Contemporary Issues in Higher Education
Credits: 3
Surveys selected major problems or issues facing contemporary American higher education.
EDLF 9740: Internship in College Teaching or Supervision
Credits: 1–6
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member. Opportunities are arranged by the students with the assistance of the sponsoring faculty member.
EDLF 9810: Research Seminar in Higher Education
Credits: 3
This is a seminar for advanced doctoral students, in which they develop research topics and strategies and write the qualifying paper.
EDLF 9991: Ed.D. Research
Credits: 1–12
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.
EDLF 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Under close faculty guidance, students work on an area of interest not covered by the curriculum. A plan of study must be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDLF 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Advisor Permission Required.
EDLF 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.