Stephen J. Caldas received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Louisiana State University. He is author of the book Raising Bilingual-Biliterate Children in Monolingual Cultures (published by Multilingual Matters in 2006). He has also co-authored four books (with Carl L. Bankston III) including Public Education--the American Civil Religion: A Social History (2009, Teachers College Press), Forced to Fail: The Paradox of School Desegregation  (paperback published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2007), and A Troubled Dream: The Promise and Failure of School Desegregation in Louisiana (2002, Vanderbilt University Press). Stephen has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles and book chapters. His research interests include bilingual education, education law, desegregation, socio/psychometrics, and the social/political contexts of education. He currently teaches Education Policy and the Philosophies of Education to graduates and undergraduates in Hofstra's School of Education, Health and Human Services.

Prior to coming to Hofstra Stephen taught and conducted research at the University of Louisiana--Lafayette. Stephen was also a visiting professor and research associate at L’Ecole nationale d’administration publique of L’Université du Québec, and he was a visiting professor of education at McGill University in Montreal.