The central theme of Dr. Slattery's work is the promotion of a just, compassionate, and ecologically sustainable global culture through holistic and reconceptualized approaches to curriculum, constructive postmodern understandings of education, queer studies in gender and sexuality, and Process philosophical visions of creativity and change. Dr. Slattery teaches courses in Philosophy of Education, Curriculum Theory, Social Foundations of Education, and Arts-Based Research. His books include: "Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era" (Third Edition, Routledge, 2013); the co-authored text "Understanding Curriculum" (Peter Lang Publishers, 1995); and the co-authored text "Contextualizing Teaching" (Addison-Wesley Longman, 2000). Patrick Slattery is a past-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), a member of Professors of Curriculum, the former chair of the Arts-Based Educational Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a council member of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group (C&P). In his research, Dr. Slattery contends that spiritual, ethical, and social transformation is intimately linked to visual culture, public pedagogy, and aesthetics, and that wisdom can emerge in the artistic process. In 2019, Dr. Slattery received the Lifetime Achievement Award from AERA Division B.