Aaron Kuntz

Professor and Dean of the School of Education and Human Development

Chair, Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology

Office: ZEB 310A

Phone: 305-348-5149

Email: aakuntz@fiu.edu

Dr. Aaron M. Kuntz is Professor of Research Methodology and Department Chair of Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology at Florida International University, where he currently holds the Frost Professorship of Education and Human Development. Dr. Kuntz’s research focuses on developing “materialist methodologies” – ways of producing knowledge that take seriously the theoretical deliberations of critical theory, relational materialism, and poststructuralism that have emerged in social theory over the past fifty years. He grounds this work in empirical questions about the production of inquiry in the K-16 arena, faculty work and activism in postsecondary institutions, and the impact of the built environment on learning.

Dr. Kuntz’s publications appear in a diverse array of research and methodological journals. His co-authored book projects include Qualitative Inquiry for Equity in Higher Education: Methodological Implications, Negotiations, and Responsibilities (Jossey-Bass Press), Leading Dynamic Schools: Implementing Ethical Education Policy (Corwin Press), and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, Local Practices (Routledge Press).

In 2015, Dr. Kuntz published his first solo-authored book, The Responsible Methodologist: Inquiry, Truth-Telling, and Social Justice (Routledge Press) which was selected as Honorable Mention for the 2017 AERA Qual SIG book award.

Dr. Kuntz’s latest book, Qualitative Inquiry, Cartography, & the Promise of Material Change (Routledge Press) was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Book Award from the Qualitative SIG at AERA.