Society of Philosophy and History of Education

The Society of Philosophy and History of Education was formerly the Southwestern Philosophy of Education Society.


Annual meetings are held in the Fall at sites in the Southwest region. The program chair is:  <mailto:dcsnelgrov@aol.com>David Snelgrove


SOPHE encourages scholarship in the philosophy and history of education as well as educational biography and issues in education. A call for papers for the next meeting is available at the SOPHE website http://sopheconference.org


History

The Southwestern Philosophy of Education Society first met in 1950 at Southern Methodist University sponsored by Glen Hoskins. The first President was Charles Flinn Arrowood from the University of Texas. The purpose of the meetings is to encourage scholarly research in the philosophy and history of education. Graduate students are encouraged to participate and many have gotten their first opportunity to present papers at these meetings. Annual meetings have been held continuously since 1950. The Proceedings published the papers presented at those meetings.


As the organization grew with the addition of graduate students who participated in SWPES finding teaching positions in other parts of the country, new members moving into the region and existing members moving to universities outside the region, southwestern no longer seemed to apply. To reflect the more national nature of the organization, the name was changed to the Society of Philosophy and History of Education


Publication

The Journal of History and Philosophy of Education is the annual publication of the Society and is made up of papers selected from presentations at the annual meeting. Papers included in the Journal are collected by the editor and evaluated by the members of the editorial board. The editor of JOPHE since 1995 is David Snelgrove.


Special Interest Group


The Educational Foundations Society is a special interest group that meets before SOPHE to discuss the situation of the Foundations of Education and sponsors the annual Bill Drake Lecture, contact Martha Tevis <mailto:marthamay@aol.com> for more information.


SOPHE History

No.

Date

President

Institution

Meeting Location

1

1950

Charles Arrowood

University of Texas-Austin

 

2

50/51

Frank Wegener

University of Texas-Austin

 

3

51/52

Millard Scherick

Pastor

 

4

52/53

Hugh Black

Rice

 

5

53/54

Hugh Black

Rice

 

6

54/55

Everett Jarboe

North Texas State College

 

7

55/56

Gus Craven

Austin College

 

8

56/57

James Rogers

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

 

9

57/58

G. C. Hopkins

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

10

58/59

Lloyd Williams

University of Oklahoma

 

11

59/60

Franklin Parker

University of Texas-Austin

 

12

60/61

William Drake

University of Texas-Austin

Dallas, Texas

13

61/62

Rodney Cline

Louisiana State University

 

14

62/63

John Susky

Oklahoma State University

 

15

63/64

John Densford

East Central (OK) State College

Denton, Texas

16

64/65

Fr. Edward Sullivan

St. Thomas University

Norman, Oklahoma

17

65/66

Rod Du Chemein

North Texas State College

 

18

66/67

William Fisher

Texas Western College, El Paso

 

19

67/68

James Van Patten

Central Missouri State College

 

20

68/69

Arthur Moehlman

University of Texas-Austin

 

21

69/70

 

 

 

22

70/71

Billy Cowart

Texas A & I University, Laredo

 

23

71/72

John D. Pulliam

University of Oklahoma

 

24

72/73

J. Arthur Cooper

North Texas State University

 

25

73/74

Donna Lee Younker

Central (OK) State College

Laredo, Texas

26

74/75

Mario Benitez

Texas A & I University, Kingsville

Norman, Oklahoma

27

75/76

Clinton Allison

University of Tennessee

Clear Lake, Texas

28

76/77

Henry Weinstock

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Lafayette, Louisiana

29

77/78

Joe Green

University of Southwestern Louisiana

Fayetteville, Arkansas

30

78/79

Karl Jost

University of Tennessee

Denton, Texas

31

79/80

Jim R. Bowman

University of Houston-Clear Lake

Edinburg, Texas

32

80/81

Spencer Maxcy

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

33

81/82

Fred Kierstead

University of Houston-Clear Lake

San Antonio, Texas

34

82/83

Charles Fazzaro

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Shreveport, Louisiana

35

83/84

Chipman Stuart

University of Oklahoma

Norman, Oklahoma

36

84/85

Tim Bergen

University of South Carolina

Wichita, Kansas

37

85/86

Paul Travers

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Austin, Texas

38

86/87

Douglas Simpson

Texas Christian University

Fayetteville, Arkansas

39

87/88

Rusty Dalton Curtis

Southeast Missouri State University

South Padre Island, TX

40

88/89

John Zepper

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

41

89/90

Joe Kincheloe

Clemson University

Fort Worth, Texas

42

90/91

Tony Johnson

University of Texas-San Antonio

St. Louis, Missouri

43

91/92

David Snelgrove

Oklahoma City Schools

San Antonio, Texas

44

92/93

Wayne Willis

Morehead State University

New Orleans, Louisiana

45*

93/94

Mary Lou Ayler

Central Michigan University

Fayetteville, Arkansas

46

94/95

Richard Elliott

University of New Orleans

Austin, Texas

47

95/96

Louis Goldman

Wichita State University

Biloxi, Mississippi

48

96/97

Robert Reilly

University of Arkansas

Dallas, Texas

49

97/98

Karen McKellips

Cameron University

Norman, Oklahoma

50

98/99

William Vanderhoof

Texas Christian University

Norman, Oklahoma

51

99/00

Stan Ivie

Texas Womens University

Biloxi, Mississippi

52

00/01

Sam Stack

University of West Virginia

Dallas, Texas

53

01/02

Bartley McSwine

Chicago State University

Norman, Oklahoma

54

02/03

Cornell Thomas

Texas Christian University

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

55

03/04

Douglas Davis

Georgia State University

San Antonio, Texas

56

04/05

George Stone

University of the Ozarks

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

57

05/06

Taiebah Hosseinali

University of Illinois-Springfield

San Antonio, Texas

58

06/07

Mike Boone

Texas State University

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

59

07/08

Don Hufford

Newman University

San Antonio, Texas

60

08/09


Mary Bevel***

Webster University

St. Louis, Missouri

61

09/10

James Swartz

Miami University of Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

62 10/11 Lee Duemer

Texas Tech University

San Antonio, Texas
63 11/12 Virginia Worley Oklahoma State University St. Louis, Missouri
64 12/13 Susan Laird Oklahoma University Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
65 13/14 Lucy Bailey Oklahoma State University San Antonio, Texas

*First meeting as Society of Philosophy and of Education (SOPHE)—Formally Southwest Philosophy of Education Society

**Scheduled Conference Site

***President Elect