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Gregory Dimitriadis, Ph.D.

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, Professor 

Specialty/Research Focus

Qualitative Methods; Urban Education; Educational Policy; Popular Culture

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
  • M.A., American Studies, University at Buffalo, 1995
  • M.A., English, University at Buffalo, 1994
  • B.A., Economics and English, Boston College, 1991

Professional and Research Interests

Greg Dimitriadis is interested in new ways of thinking about urban education and the policies which serve urban youth. More specifically, he is interested in the potential value and importance of non-traditional educational curricula (e.g., popular culture), programs (e.g., arts-based initiatives), and institutions (e.g., community centers) in the lives of disenfranchised young people. His most recent work has dealt with the contemporary complexities of qualitative inquiry, including its history and philosophical and theoretical underpinnings, as well as the ways “theory” generated outside of the field of education can be brought to bear on the questions and concerns facing educational researchers and practitioners today.

In addition, he is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Elmwood Village Charter School. A new charter school, EVCS emphasizes small class size, arts integration, and social responsibility. The school site is a long-empty, but newly renovated, building in downtown Buffalo which formally housed New York Telephone.