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Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, Emerita, at Stanford University.  She is a past president of the National Academy of Education, the Philosophy of Education Society, and the John Dewey Society. In addition to 16 books—among them, Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education, Women and Evil, The Challenge to Care in Schools,  Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief, and Philosophy of Education—she is the author of more than 200 articles and chapters on various topics, ranging from the ethics of care to mathematical problem solving. Her latest books are Happiness and Education, Educating Citizens for Global Awareness, Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach, and most recently When School Reform Goes Wrong.

Dr. Noddings spent 15 years as a teacher, administrator, and curriculum supervisor in public schools. She served as a mathematics department chairperson in New Jersey and as Director of the Laboratory Schools at the University of Chicago.  At Stanford, she received the Award for Teaching Excellence three times. She also served as Associate Dean and as Acting Dean at Stanford for four years.

She is a Laureate member of Kappa Delta Pi and holds a number of awards, among them the Anne Rowe Award for contributions to the education of women (Harvard University); the Willystine Goodsell Award for contributions to the education of women (AERA); Medal for Distinguished Service, Teachers College Columbia University; Lifetime Achievement Award from AERA (Division B); the Award for Distinguished Leadership in Education, Rutgers University; and honorary doctorates from Columbia College, Montclair State University;  Queen’s University, Canada; and Lewis and Clark College.

Recent Works
Noddings, N. 2007. When School Reform Goes Wrong. New York: Teachers College Press.

Noddings, N. 2006. Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Noddings, N. 2004. Happiness and Education. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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