Milligan, Jeffrey Ayala 1959–

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Milligan, Jeffrey Ayala 1959–

PERSONAL: Born April 6, 1959, in OK; son of Larry M. (a teacher) and Aida L. (Ayala-Vega) Milligan; married Nenita Basco Asi (a teacher), February 14, 1986; children: Ismael, Gabrial. Ethnicity: "Anglo-Puerto Rican." Education: University of Missouri, B.A., M.A., 1984; University of Oklahoma, M.Ed., Ph.D., 1998. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Episcopalian.

ADDRESSES: Home—5751 Braveheart Way, Tallahassee, FL 32317. Office—Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program, 114C Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4452. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: U.S. Peace Corps, Washington, DC, volunteer in Philippines, 1985–87; Murray State College, Tishomingo, OK, professor of English and dean, 1991–98; University of Nebraska, Lincoln, assistant professor of philosophy of education, 1998–2002; Florida State University, Tallahassee, assistant professor of philosophy of education, 2002–.

MEMBER: International Network for Philosophers of Education, Philosophy of Education Society, American Educational Research Association, American Educational Studies Association.


Teaching at the Crossroads of Faith and School: The Teacher as Prophetic Pragmatist, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2002.

Children of the Lake: Postcoloniality, Islamic Identity, and Education in the Southern Philippines, Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 2004.

SIDELIGHTS: Jeffrey Ayala Milligan told CA: "Ethnic and religious differences are a frequent cause of social tensions in the United States as well as in U.S. relations with other societies. My writing explores the role of formal education in exacerbating or mitigating such tensions within the United States and between ethno-religious communities in the Philippines with a view to identifying alternative approaches to education that might more effectively promote tolerance and mutual understanding among ethno-religious communities in multicultural societies."

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