Michelle Purdy

Assistant Professor of Education​
research interests:
  • History of US Education
  • History of African-American Education
  • History of School Desegregationt
  • History of Elite K-12 Private Schools
  • Social Foundations of Education
  • Race, Culture, and Equity in Education

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1183
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Michelle Purdy is presently working on a book-length project that examines the interplay of politics and race in historically white elite private schools in the mid-twentieth century. She is currently teaching “The American School” and “History of Education in the United States.”

For more information, please visit Michelle Purdy's department profile.