Katy Swalwell

 

 


 

Dr. Katy Swalwell joined the School of Education faculty at Iowa State University as an Assistant Professor of Education in 2014, after serving on the faculty of George Mason University and the University of Maryland, College Park. Born and raised in Iowa, she graduated from the University of Northern Iowa's teacher education program in 2002. For several years, Dr. Swalwell taught at a rural public high school in Minnesota and worked at a New England boarding school in the summers. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction.

Her research focuses on social studies education, social justice education, and the intersection of policy and classroom practice with a particular emphasis on social class—from documenting teacher activism in the face of anti-union reforms to understanding the reproduction of privilege in elite schools. Her work has appeared in Rethinking Schools, Teaching Tolerance, Democratic Education, Education Policy, and several edited volumes. Her award-winning book, Educating Activist Allies, was published by Routledge in 2013.

As a professor, Dr. Swalwell has worked extensively with undergraduate and graduate students as well as practicing teachers. She is a Zinn Education Project Research Fellow, co-founded the Critical Resources for Elementary Social Studies Teachers group, and serves on the board of the Social Studies Special Interest Group and the Critical Educators for Social Justice within the American Educational Research Association.

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Jul 1st 2016

As a unique collaboration of units across Iowa State University and the state of Iowa, “Teaching and Learning Iowa History” is a much-needed response to the lack of resources related to Iowa state history education. Despite statewide interest in Iowa history as documented by the Department of Cultural Affairs, there are few opportunities to learn about it—especially history related to social justice and diversity. In addition, the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) has surveyed teachers across the state and found that there are currently very few social studies education professional development opportunities for Iowa teachers.

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Jul 1st 2015

As a unique collaboration of units across Iowa State University and the state of Iowa, “Teaching and Learning Iowa History” is a much-needed response to the lack of resources related to Iowa state history education.

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