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Dr. George Sirrakos (Department Chairperson)

Biography: George Sirrakos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Secondary Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where he also serves as Director of the Integrative STEM Education program. Dr. Sirrakos teaches courses in education research, Hip Hop and multicultural education, education foundations, education psychology, and methods of science instruction. His research interests include fostering equity in education, creating opportunities for students to inform the teaching and learning process, and cross-national studies of learning environments. In 2013, Dr. Sirrakos was named a Phi Delta Kappa Emerging Leader in Education for his work in urban science education. Dr. Sirrakos is also chapter contributor and co-editor of the recently published book, Between the World and the Urban Classroom. 
Fun Fact: Dr. Sirrakos loves Hip-Hop and has DJed since he was 12 years old. 


• B.S. Stony Brook University

• M.Ed. Lehman College

• Ph. D. Curtin University

Selected Publications:

• "Engaging Students in Scientific Inquiry," published in the New York Teacher, October 2011.

• "Developing Inquiry Units From Core Curricula," published in the New York Teacher, March 2012.


• Phi Delta Kappa

• American Educational Research Association

• American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies

• National Association of Biology Teachers

• American Museum of Natural History

Dr. George Sirrakos

Department Chairperson

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Phone: 610-683-4279


236 Beekey Education Building

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