John M. Dirkx, PhD

Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education

Michigan State University

Responsibilities include


Primary areas of interest

Teaching and learning within contexts of adult and postsecondary education

  • Contexts and settinngs of interest:
    • Education of "academically underprepared adults," including adult literacy education, GED preparation, and developmental education
    • Education-for-work, including professional development, professions education, career and technical education, and workplace learning
  • Research interests
    • Transformative dimensions of teaching and learning
    • Group dynamics and process
    • Collaborative learning in online environments
    • Curriculum integration