Peter McLaren is distinguished professor in critical studies, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University where he serves as co-director, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project and as international ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice. He is also chair professor, Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China, where he serves as honorary director of the Center for Critical Studies in Education. He is a faculty member of The Global Center of Advanced Studies, Michigan, and professor emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught for 20 years. He is honorary president of Instituto McLaren de Pedagogia Critical, Ensenada, Mexico.
Professor McLaren is the author and editor of nearly 50 books and hundreds of professional publications on education and social justice. His writings have been translated into over 20 languages.
He received the Outstanding Educator of America Award for 2013, from the Association of Educators of Latin America and the Caribbean.