I am a Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director of Social Studies Education
at the Boston University School of Education. I currently teach CH 300-515 Methods
of Instruction/Elementary Social Studies 1-6, SO 566 Developing Historical Literacy
5-12, SO 933 Doctoral Seminar in History Education, and RS 620 Action Research
and Practitioner Inquiry. I have previously taught SO 572 Curriculum and Methods
for History and Social Science Education 5-12, CT 575 General Methods of Instruction
5-12, SO 210 Confronting Persistent Social Inequalities in American Schools, and SO
211 Confronting Racial, Cultural, Gender, and Social Identities in Urban Classrooms.
I taught social studies for eleven years in both public and
private schools in urban and suburban contexts. For most of my teaching
career, I was a high school teacher at Framingham High School in
Framingham, Massachusetts. The Framingham Public Schools are a
racially/ethnically and economically diverse urban school district 20
miles west of Boston with large immigrant populations from Brazil,
Central America, and the Caribbean.
My research and professional interests focus on teacher development
across the career span, including preservice teacher preparation,
inservice teacher education, and practitioner inquiry. I am particularly
interested in social studies teachers in urban and multicultural
contexts, critical race theory, and historical inquiry.