Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, Professor
Qualitative Methods; Urban Education; Educational Policy; Popular Culture
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.
Greg Dimitriadis is current President of Musicians United for Superior Education, Inc. (MUSE, Inc.). A non-profit organization, MUSE, Inc. provides performance-based arts instruction for hundreds of children in community centers and schools throughout Buffalo.
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.