Donna Breault

Donna Breault

Department Head
Childhood Education & Family Studies

Academic Interests

  • Curriculum studies
  • Higher education curriculum
  • Dewey's theory of inquiry
  • Organizational theory

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • Articles in Teaching & Teacher Education, Journal of Educational Theory, Education Studies, IJLE, Planning & Change, etc.
  • Four books: Red Light in the Ivory Tower, Professional Development Schools, Experiencing Dewey, Urban Education

Previous Experience

  • Elementary and middle school teaching and administration
  • ISU, GSU, NKU, and WVU
  • Leadership in international organizations
  • AERA
  • C&P
  • Professor of curriculum
  • AATC
  • SPE


Oak Ridge, TN


  • Home improvement
  • Bargain shopping

Future Goals and Aspirations

Continue to serve in leadership at MSU. Write about curriculum and faculty development in higher education.

Life Outside the University

  • Two girls. Involved in their schools.
  • Involved in church

Return to Meet New Faculty home page