John Ramsay
Department Chair and Professor, Education Department
Bucknell University, BA
State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D.


John became a full-time professor in the Education Department after serving as Muhlenberg’s Provost (2009-2016). He taught and served as Education Department Chair at Dickinson College (1984-1989). At Carleton College (1989-2009), he taught and served as Educational Studies Chair, Coordinator of the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, and Associate Dean of the College. He was elected to the Northfield, MN Public School Board twice, and served a four-year term as Treasurer. He has awarded fellowships from the Spencer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. His regularly scheduled courses include: History and Politics of American Education, Inequalities of Opportunity, and the First Year Seminars, Global Humanitarians and Forced From Home. He also teaches Designing Start-Up Schools in support of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor.