Inside the Academy

Inside the Academy is a free, open-source website that features archives of video interviews with America’s most distinguished and influential educational researchers. Inspired by the Emmy-award winning television program, “Inside the Actors Studio,” this resource  captures the passion of these world-renowned academics in an engaging format, offering viewers asynchronous, forever opportunities to get to know, and in some cases remember, some of the best and most inspirational educational scholars of our time. Accessible online throughout the world, the show includes 25 interviews and has had approximately 75,000 new viewers since its inception in 2010, in order of viewership, the U.S., Canada, Russia, the U.K., Philippines, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, India, and France among others.

We at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University invite you to share the personal and professional journey of each honoree by exploring Inside the Academy. Meet each researcher through enlightening and often entertaining interviews hosted by the show’s creator and Professor Dr. Audrey Amrein-Beardsley. Enjoy this unique opportunity to view customized photo gallery collections and read candid reflections from family and friends. If you would like to learn more, or if you find this resource particularly useful for graduate students and courses, suggestions for further reading and curriculum vitae are also available for each honoree. We hope you will continue to visit Inside the Academy to see our latest interviews with Academia’s finest scholars.

Visit ASU News and Teachers College Media Center to read more about Inside the Academy.

Also watch a special video tribute featuring Inside the Academy honorees.

Read more about the latest updates to Inside the Academy on ASU News and watch a synopsis video.

Please send all questions and comments to Inside the Academy. We look forward to hearing from you.


The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Arizona State University has one college of education: Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. As one of America’s largest producers of teachers, Teachers College is dedicated to preparing the next generation of education leaders, focusing on scholarship that positively impacts local, national, and global communities and influences PreK-20 education. Teachers College serves more than 5,000 students across four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and at partner school districts statewide and online. The college is also a recognized leader in cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships and using technology to prepare teachers and school leaders who apply evidence-based knowledge that positively impacts students, families, and the community.

Arizona State University

Arizona State University, a respected Research Institution, is developing a new model of an American research university, one that measures its academic quality by the education its graduates receive; one at which researchers, while pursuing their scholarly interests, also consider the public good; and one whose faculty expand the concept of community service by accepting major responsibility for the health, economic, and social development of its community. Research at ASU is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. The university serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city.

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