Raymond McDermott

Professor of Education, Emeritus

Concentration Advising
Academic Appointments
Emeritus Faculty, Acad Council, Graduate School of Education
Dr. McDermott takes a broad interest in the analysis of human communication, the organization of school success and failure, and the history and use of various literacies around the world. His work includes studies of inner-city public schools, after-school classrooms, and the function of information technologies in different cultures. At present, he is workinng on the intellectual history of ideas like genius, intelligence, race, and capital.
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Co-Director, Teacher Education Program (1994 - 1996)
Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University (1985 - 1989)
Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University (1979 - 1985)
Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition, Rockefeller University (1975 - 1979)
Elementary School Teacher, New York City Public Schools (1968 - 1970)
Degrees / Education
BA, Queens College, Philosophy and Chinese (1967)
PhD, Stanford University, Anthropology (1977)