Faculty Bio

Dr. Nicholas Pagnucco

Term Limited Assistant Professor,

Dr. Pagnucco has been teaching at StMU since 2017.

2012: PhD in Sociology, University of Albany
2000: MS in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
1999: BS in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University

  • ACADEMIC ARTICLES: “Between the Teacher’s Past and the Student’s Future: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Pedagogical Presence.” Philosophy of Education 2016
  • “Considering Perspectives on transgender inclusion in Canadian Catholic elementary schools: Perspectives, challenges, and opportunities.” Cory Wright-Maley, Trent Davis, Eileen M Gonzalez, and Ryan Colwell.(eds.) The Journal of Social Studies Research 2016
  • “The Aims of Education in an Information Age.” Antistasis, Volume 4, Number 2. September 2014
  • “Non-Ideal Teacher Layoffs in an Unjust World.” Philosophy of Education 2014.
  • “Generalization, Justification, and the Waywardness of Teaching.”Philosophy of Education 2013.
  • “Comprehension, Morality, and the Demands of Incompleteness.” Philosophy of Education 2012.
  • “Conservatism.” The Greenwood Dictionary of Education, 2011.
  • “For Credibility’s Sake Let’s Start with the Bad News: A Pessimistic Pedagogy in the Age of Spectacle.” Philosophy of Education 2011.
  • “Are Schools Deteriorating? Learning, Education, and the Problem of Scarcity.” Philosophy of Education 2010.
  • “Can Literature Really Make a Difference? Toward a Chastened View of the Role of Fiction in Democracy.” Journal of Educational Controversy ,Winter 2010.
  • “Idealism Revisited: Michael Oakeshott’s “Conversation” and the Question of Being-Together.” Philosophy of Education 2009.
  • “The Tears that a Civil Servant Cannot See – Re-Thinking Civic Virtue in Democratic Education: A Levinasian Perspective.” Philosophy of Education 2008.
  • BOOKS: Teaching for Democracy in an Age of Economic Disparity. Cory Wright-Maley & Trent Davis, (eds.) Routledge, 2016.
  • BOOK REVIEWS: The Heythrop Journal , July 2017, Volume 58, number 4. Kierkegaard, Communication, and Virtue: Authorship as Edification. By Mark A. Tietjen. Pp. x, 156, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2013.
  • Kierkegaard: Exposition and Critique. By Daphne Hampson. Pp. xii, 344, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Kierkegaard’s Influence on Literature, Criticism and Art (Tome IV: The Anglophone World) Edited by Jon Stewart. Pp. xv, 239, Farnham, Surrey, Ashgate, 2013.
  • Starting with Kierkegaard. By Patrick Sheil. Pp xi, 172, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011.
  • The Paradoxical Rationality of Søren Kierkegaard. By Richard McCombs. Pp. xii, 244, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2013.