Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Education. Prior to this role, Dr. Bradwell served as the director of the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Social Change (IDEAS) and taught in Ithaca College’s Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE). Dr. Bradwell also serves as a faculty associate for Ithaca’s Martin Luther King Scholars Program and has research / teaching interests in educational policy/pedagogy, race theory, and social change.
Dr. Bradwell, an alumnus of Amsterdam High School (NY); received a B.A. in political science from the University of Rochester; an M.S. in education from Rochester’s Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and a Ph.D. in policy analysis and management from Cornell University.
Throughout his career, Dr. Bradwell has worked in for-profit education, public schools, and higher education. He maintains an active speaking schedule and research agenda. His current project utilizes the last book by Martin Luther King, Where Do We Go From Here?: Chaos or Community, as a framework to explore the possibilities / challenges of modern social justice movements grounded in non-violent direct action. This includes a complex analysis of Dr. King's theorizing of "Black Power" and the role of gender in Dr. King's speeches and sermons.
In addition to his research and writing, Dr. Bradwell is also an active community member. He has been appointed as a Tompkins County Heritage Ambassador and in 2017, he was elected to serve his fourth (4th) term on the Ithaca City School District Board of Education. Dr. Bradwell serves as Vice President of the ICSD Board.
Spouse, grandparent, community historian, and part-time provocateur, Dr. Bradwell is committed to working towards more meaningful learning and teaching.