Greg Wiggan, Ph.D.



Greg Wiggan is an Associate Professor of Urban Education, Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology, and Affiliate Faculty Member of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research addresses world history [Caribbean Studies], history of education, urban education, and urban sociology in the context of school processes that promote high achievement among African American students and other underserved minority student populations. In doing so, his research also examines the broader connections between the history of urbanization, globalization processes and the internationalization of education [comparative education] in urban schools. His books include: Global Issues in Education: Pedagogy, Policy, Practice, and the Minority Experience; Education in a Strange Land: Globalization, Urbanization, and Urban Schools –The Social and Educational Implications of the Geopolitical Economy; Curriculum Violence: America’s new Civil Rights Issue; Education for the New Frontier: Race, Education and Triumph in Jim Crow America 1867-1945; Following the Northern Star: Caribbean Identities and Education in North American Schools; Unshackled: Education for Freedom, Student achievement, and Personal emancipation;In Search of a Canon: European History and the Imperialist State; Last of the Black Titans: The role of Historically Black Colleges and University in the 21st Century; and Dreaming of a Place called Home: Local and International Perspectives on Teacher Education and School Diversity. 


2015 College of Education Award for Excellence in Teaching

2015 College of Education Diversity Award

Curriculum Violence: America's New Civil Rights Issue       Power, Privilege and Education: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Student Outcomes   


Gantt Lecture Part 1

Gantt Lecture Part 2