Academics

Phil Mirci

Assoc Professor, Sch of Ed

Office: Education , University Hall

Phone: 909/748-8795 Campus Ext. 8795

E-mail: philip_mirci@redlands.edu

Portrait

Current Research Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

Current Research Study Title
A phenomenological Study of the Meaning of Transformational Learning as Perceived by Students Pursuing a Doctoral Degree who have been advanced to Candidacy

Academic Interests

  • History of Education
  • Social Justice
  • Human Organizational Systems
  • Family Systems
  • Ethics
  • Adult Learning
  • Cultural Proficiency
  • Critical Thinking
  • Societal Regression
  • Differentiation of Self in Administrative Systems

Areas of Expertise

  • Content Literacy, K-12
  • Educational Administration
  • Counseling
  • Qualitative Research
  • Change Theory
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Foundations of Education
  • Philosophies of Education

Description of Research

Research interests include:

  • Adult learning theory
  • Societal and educational systems from the perspective of social justice
  • Political environments of educational institutions in reform movements

Courses Taught at Redlands

  • EDUC 861
  • EDUC 851 A, B, C
  • EDUC 850 A , B, C
  • EDUC 842
  • EDUC 674
  • EDUC 655
  • EDUC 637
  • EDUC 602
  • EDUC 504
  • EDUC 404

Degrees Held

  • B.A., Theater Arts, California State University
  • M.A., Education, California State University; M.A. Counseling, University of Redlands; M.A. Theology and Philosophy, St. Patrick's Seminary
  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Organizational Systems, Claremont Graduate University
  • Teaching Credential (lifetime), California Pupil-Personnel-Counseling, California Administrative Services, California Language Development Specialist, California

Previous Teaching Experience

Core Adjunct Faculty: University of Redlands

  • Doctoral Courses: Research to Practice
  • Qualitative Research Course
  • Master of Arts Courses for the Administration, Counseling, and Teacher Leader Ship Programs

Adjunct Faculty: University of Redlands

  • Preliminary Teacher Credentialing Courses

Adjunct Faculty: Pepperdine University – Doctoral Courses

  • ED 714: Management of Human Resources
  • ED 724: Ethical Leadership and Social Justice
  • ED 791: Dissertation Research

Adjunct Faculty: California State University, San Bernardino

  • Taught courses in their Administration Credential Program

Previous Relevant Work Experience

Director 

  • Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Curriculum and Instruction Leadership Academy
Director
  • San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Curriculum and Instruction Division, Secondary Reform Department
Director
  • San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Curriculum and Instruction Division, Student and Family Advocacy Department
Associate Superintendent
  • Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, Educational Services Division
Coordinator, State and Federal Categorical Programs
  • Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, Educational Services Division
  • Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, Educational Services Division
Principal
  • Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, Ridgeview Elementary School
Assistant Principal
  • Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, Calimesa Elementary School, Valley Elementary School; Yucaipa Elementary School
Teacher
  • Aquinas High School, Secondary
  • Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, Elementary

Major Awards

  • Administrator of the Year, Wilson A. Grace Award, 2009
  • Administrator of the Year, Curriculum and Instruction, 2007
  • Educator of the Year, California League of High Schools, 2007
  • Certificate of Recognition for Family Literacy,¬†Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, 2005
  • First Humanitaria Award, Vista Guidance Centers, 2004

Significant Publications and Presentations

"In Pursuit of Liberated Hearts nd Educational Justice," University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) Yearbook, 2009

"Changing the Way Adults View Learning for Themselves and Students: A Resource for the Professional Development of teachers and Administrators," San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 2007

"Results Oriented Actions to End Generational Poverty "California Curriculum News Report, 30 (4), 2005

"Teaching Who We Are: Reflecting on Creativty, Identity, and Literacy," The Claremont Reading Converence, 2000

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
  • University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA)
  • California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA)
  • National Council of Professors of Educational Administration

Student Organization Sponsor

  • Musical Theatre Club

How large is the main campus?
160 acres

The campus of the University of Redlands covers 160 acres.