Beth Goldstein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus
Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation
131 Taylor Education Building
Dr. Goldstein joined EPE in 1986, moving from a position with MUCIA’s World Bank-Indonesia Higher Education Project administered from Madison, WI. Dr. Goldstein’s peripetetic career has led her through work as an instructor in Adult Basic Education and ESL at the Madison Area Technical College; program coordinator and teacher for the Adult ESL and Cultural Orientation Project in Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, Thailand; and three years on the faculty at the Chinese University in Hong Kong. Through those years, she participated in various grassroots education and community action groups, and traveled whenever possible.
In 1993-4, Dr. Goldstein was the first academic dean of the American Universities Twinning Program, a linked undergraduate program initiated by UK with Metropolitan College Malaysia. At UK, she is an associate faculty member in Women’s Studies and in the Department of Anthropology.
Her research revolves around interests in gender, family literacy, and educational border-crossing. Dr. Goldstein teaches courses in qualitative research and sociocultural foundations of education including anthropology and education, comparative and international education, and gender studies. Dr. Goldstein received an M.A. in education policy studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a B.A. in anthropology from Yale University, with work in Asia area and language studies throughout her school years.