Robert Kunzman


Titled Professor (2015)
Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education
Indiana University Bloomington
School of Education


Robert Kunzman is the Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education, and oversees the Armstrong Teachers Program at the IU School of Education, which brings together exemplary teachers throughout the state of Indiana for professional development and mentorship.

His research examines the intersection of education, religion, and citizenship, particularly in the context of K-12 education in the United States. He has spent the last decade focusing intensively on the phenomenon of homeschooling - its various philosophies, practices, and policies. He is the author of three books, "Philosophy of Education 2011", "Write these laws on your children: Inside the world of conservative Christian homeschooling", and "Grappling with the good: talking about religion and morality in public schools".

In addition to his academic appointments, Kunzman serves as the Managing Director for the International Center for Home Education Research, a nonpartisan organization which provides expert information and analysis on homeschooling research for journalists, policymakers, and scholars.

He earned his B.A. in English from Williams College in 1990. Kunzman then went on to earn an M.A. from Brown University ('91), an M.A. from St. Michael's College ('97), and a Ph.D. from Stanford University ('03).