Kathleen Owings Swan, Ph.D, University of Kentucky College of Education
Dr. Swan is a professor of curriculum and instruction and the Director of Next Generation Teacher Preparation at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on standards-based technology integration, authentic intellectual work, and documentary-making in the social studies classroom. Dr. Swan has been a four-time recipient of the National Technology Leadership Award in Social Studies Education, innovating with web-based interactive technology curricula, including the Historical Scene Investigation Project, the Digital Directors Guild, and Digital Docs in a Box. Her co-authored book, And Action! Doing Documentaries in the Social Studies Classroom and children's series Thinking Like a Citizen, were published in fall 2013. She is also the advisor for the Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Assessment Collaborative (SSACI) at the Chief Council of State School Officers (CCSSO) and was the project Director/Lead Writer of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Dr. Swan has a Ph.D in social studies education from the University of Virginia, a B.S. in economics from Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland, and an M.A.T. in social studies education from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Swan was the Goldman Sachs Fellow at the National Museum of American History in the fall of 2013.