UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
member of graduate faculty
Start Year: 1993
Office: 244 Wyman Teacher Education Bldg
Ph.D. University of Iowa (Educational Psychology)
M.A. University of Wyoming (Curriculum and Instruction / American Studies)
B.A. University of Wyoming (Political Science/Economics; secondary teaching certification in Broad Area Social Studies)
TED212 – Educational Psychology
TED420 – School and Society
TED433 – Techniques of Teaching Middle and Secondary Social Studies
TED740 – Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of Education
TED745 – Psychology of Teaching and Directed Field Experience
For ITC – INTS365 (Contemporary Europe); HUM312 (Arts and Ideas); POLS230 (Political Philosophy and Ideology)
Constructivist teaching strategies, Inquiry learning and critical thinking, New Social Studies era in curriculum history, Music and the Brain (metaphors for teaching and learning)
Department Chair, Teacher Education
Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies Block
Director, Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching
Group Leader, International Traveling Classroom (ITC), Spring 2016
Fulbright Roving Scholar in American Studies, Norway, 2010-11
STEMteach Co-project Director, 2014-present; NSF grant funded
American Identity Project Directory, 2000-06; NEH grant supported
2015 Constructivism and The New Social Studies: A Collection of Guided Inquiry Lessons. New York: Information Age Publisher (under contract), with R. Evans (Co-Editor).
2011 Cold vs. Hot War: A Model for Building Conceptual Knowledge in History. Social Education.
2010 The History Problem in Curricular Reform: A Warning to Constructivists from the New Social Studies Movement. In B. Slater-Stern, Ed., The New Social Studies: People/Projects; Politics and Perspectives, w/ K. Reynolds (second author). Info. Age Pub., pp. 339-357.
2006 American Identity. Magazine of History, July, 20(4). Organization of American Historians, Guest Editor and contributing author, including my articles:
2004 A Link to the Past: Engaging Students in the Study of History. Washington, D.C.: NCSS Publications, with M. Yell (first author) and K. Reynolds.
1998 Constructing Knowledge in Social Studies. Social Education, January 62(1). National Council for the Social Studies. Guest Editor (with M. Yell) and contributing author: