Dr. Sadker is professor emeritus at American University (Washington, DC) and now
teachers and writes in Tucson, Arizona. Along with his late wife Myra Sadker, he
gained a national reputation for work in confronting gender bias and sexual harassment.
The Sadkers’ book, Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls, was published
by Charles Scribner in 1994 and, with Karen Zittleman, was updated in 2009,
retitled Still Failing at Fairness: How Gender Bias Cheats Girls and Boys and What
We Can Do About It. David Sadker co-edited Gender in the Classroom: Foundations,
Skills, Methods and Strategies Across the Curriculum (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007), and
a best-selling introductory textbook, Teachers, Schools, and Society (McGraw-Hill,
2010, 9e; McGraw Hill, 2009, brief, 2e). David Sadker has directed more than a dozen
federal education grants, and has written seven books and more than seventy-five
articles in journals such as Phi Delta Kappan, Harvard Educational Review, and Psychology Today. The Sadkers’ work has been reported in hundreds of newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, USA Weekend, Parade Magazine, Business Week,
The Washington Post, The London Times, The New York Times, Time, and Newsweek. The Sadkers appeared on local and national television and radio shows such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Phil Donahue’s The Human Animal, and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and Dateline: NBC with Jane Pauley. The American Educational Research Association (AERA) honored the Sadkers for the best review of research published in the United States in 1991, for their professional service in 1995, and for “scholarship, activism, and community
building on behalf of women and education” in 2004. The American Association of
University Women awarded the Sadkers their Eleanor Roosevelt Award in 1995, and
the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education recognized their work
with the Gender Architect Award in 2001. David Sadker has received two honorary
doctorates and was selected as a Torchbearer by the U.S. Olympic Committee in 2002.
He is interested in Courage to Teach work and exploring new frontiers of teaching.
Dr. Zittleman attended the University of Wisconsin for her bachelor’s degree, and
American University for her master’s degree and doctorate. She has taught in elementary
and middle schools and at American University, and has been a virtual
teacher for several courses offered online through the Women’s Educational Equity
Act. Her articles about gender, Title IX, and teacher education appear in the Journal
of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, Principal, and
other professional journals Dr. Zittleman is the co-author of Still Failing at Fairness,
published by Touchstone in 2009. The book documents gender bias against girls and
boys in school. She is a contributing author to Gender in the Classroom: Foundations,
Skills, Methods and Strategies Across the Curriculum and has created several equity
Web sites. Karen Zittleman is also the authored of Making Public Schools Great for
Every Girl and Boy, an instructional guide on promoting equity in math and science
instruction published by the National Educational Association, and educational film
guides for A Hero for Daisy and Apple Pie: Raising Champions. She is Foundation Manager for the Myra Sadker Foundation. Her research interests have focused on educational equity, foundations of education, teacher preparation, and spirituality in education Dr. Zittleman teaches and writes in Tucson, Arizona.