Faculty profile

Tania Ramalho



107 Wilber Hall
Tania Ramalho head shot

Dr. Ramalho graduated as an elementary teacher from the Institute of Education and obtained secondary certification in Social Studies from the University of Guanabara State, both in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. She studied for her master's in Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and received a Ph.D. in Education Policy and Leadership from the Ohio State University. As a Foundations of Education professor, she is interested in critical literacy and pedagogy and issues in teacher education for progressive social justice, including race, economics, gender, and practices that foster democratic behavior. She has directed programs in Women's Studies. She is connected to an international network of global educators and is actively engaged in teacher professional development.


Global critical pedagogical dimensions of teacher education. Global and development learning and education. Contemporary challenges to democratic practices in public schools.


  • Global Education International Ph.D. Conference, Bamberg University (Germany), February 2016
  • American Educational Studies Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2015
  • American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 2015

Performances and exhibitions

Poetry reading, Women Breaking Boundaries, Syracuse, NY, 2014


Ph.D., Education Policy and Leadership, The Ohio State University, 1985.
MS, Mental Health Counseling, SUNY Oswego, 2014.
MS, Administration of Education Systems, Getulio Vargas Foundations, 1974.
BA, Social Sciences, University of Guanabara State, 1968.