Mark Abendroth, Ed.D. is mentor and associate professor of education in the School for Graduage Studies.  He began his work at ESC in 2009 on Long Island, transferred to New York City in 2011, and then to Latham in 2017.  He has taught courses in social studies methods, educational foundations, and mentored teaching for the MA in Teaching.  From 2010 to 2015, he was coordinator for the M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning (now called M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction), which was launched in 2013.  He has taught courses also in the M.Ed. and in the MA in Adult Learning.  His research interests include education in/for social movements, the arts in critical pedagogy, and multicultural education.  He has served on multiple governance committees and was chair of the Graduate Studies & Policies Committee in 2011-12.  Since February 2020, he has served as chair of ESC's Sustainability Committee.  Before coming to ESC, Dr. Abendroth was assistant professor of education at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado from 2006 to 2009.  Prior to that, he was a teacher of social studies and English as a second language in the St. Paul Public Schools in Minnesota from 1999 to 2006.  His dissertation for an Ed.D. in Critical Pedagogy, completed in 2005 from the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis), was a case study of nationalism and internationalism in Cuba's National Literacy Campaign of 1961.  When time permits, he enjoys group singing, kayaking, and cross-country skiing.


  • Abendroth, M. (2020). Song, Struggle, and Solidarity: The New York City Labor Chorus in its 25th year. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books.
  • Abendroth, M., & Porfilio, B. (Eds.). (2015). Understanding neoliberal rule in higher education: Educational fronts for local and global justice. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Abendroth, M. (2015). Growing in multicultural education with alumni. Multicultural Education, 23(1), 17-22.
  • Abendroth, M. (2014). Occupy activists, moved or not by secondary teachers. International Journal of Progressive Education, 10(1), 6-17.
  • Abendroth, M., Golzy, J. B., & O’Connor, E. A. (2012). Self-created YouTube recordings of microteachings: Their effects upon candidates’ readiness for teaching and instructors’ assessment. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 40(2), 141-159.
  • Abendroth, M. (2009). Rebel Literacy: Cuba’s National Literacy Campaign and Critical Global Citizenship. Duluth, MN: Litwin Books, LLC.
  • Abendroth, M. (2005). Emancipatory global civic education: An alternative for struggle within the US. (Published in Spanish) Docencia, 5(14), 57-59.