College of Education

Lisa Perhamus

Assistant Professor & Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professor of Civil Discourse

Office Address: 469 C DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6736


  • B.A., William Smith College
    (Majors: English; Religious Studies)
  • M.A., The New School for Social Research
    (Major: Sociology)
    (Concentration: Sociology of Urban Education)
  • Ph.D., University of Rochester
    (Concentration: Curriculum Studies)

Scholarly Interests:

  • Urban Education
  • Sociology of Childhood; Schooling; and Curriculum
  • Issues of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in Education
  • Schooling, Neighborhoods and Families
  • Kinesthetic Experiences of Schooling
  • Qualitative Research

Academic/Professional Activities:

  • Sociology of Education Association (SEA)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Sociological Association (ASA)

Teaching Areas:

  • Foundations of Education