Jennifer L. Gallagher
Ph.D. Social Foundations of Education and Social Studies Education, School of Education, Iowa State University, 2017
Exam Fields: Social Studies Education, Learning Theory, Qualitative Methods, Political Philosophy
Dissertation: Inquiries that Matter: How Social Studies Teachers Use Disciplinary Inquiry Practices to Support Social Justice Civic Goals
Committee: Isaac Gottesman (co-chair), Katy Swalwell (co-chair), Ellen Fairchild, Tony Smith, Katherine Bruna-Richardson
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2010
Teacher Action Research Project: Introducing 7th graders to Spatial Thinking and GIS.
Certification Secondary Social Studies Education, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2005
B.A. Political Science and History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2004
Senior Project: Different Understandings of Citizenship in Different Civic Education Programs: Public Achievement, Service Learning and Traditional Civics.
2010 Iowa: Master Educator License, Endorsement 5-12 All Social Sciences (expired 2016)
2005 Colorado: Initial to Professional License, 6-12 Social Studies (expired 2013)
2017- Assistant Professor, College of Education, East Carolina University
2012-2017 Graduate Research Assistant, School of Education, Iowa State University
2012-2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Education, Iowa State University
2015-2017 Adjunct Lecturer, Viterbo University
2010-2012 Lecturer, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Iowa State University
2005-2010 Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Skyview Middle School, Falcon School District, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2015 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University
2016 Damaris Pease FCS Scholarship
2016 School of Education Excellence Scholarship
2015 Carlie Tartakov Promoting Equity Scholarship
2014, 2013 Edgar A. and Evelyn Benzler Tanruther Scholarship
2013 College of Human Sciences Study Abroad Experience Scholarship
Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)
Swalwell, K., Schweber, S., Sinclair, K., Gallagher, J., & Schirmer, E. (2017). “Our teacher voice is gone”: The impact of de-unionization on teachers’ work lives in post Act-10 Wisconsin. [Special issue. Policy to practice and back again: How policy influences teacher practice and how teachers influence policy.] Peabody Journal of Education.
VonGillern, S. & Gallagher, J. (2016). Communicating conclusions and taking informed action through multimodal texts: Practical tools for dimension four of C3 inquiries. Iowa Journal for the Social Studies, 26(2), 47-57.
Journal Articles: In Progress
Gallagher, J., Swalwell, K. & Bellows, E.B. (in progress). Social studies hidden in plain sight: The case of the QU wedding.
Gallagher, J. (in progress). Inquiries that Matter: How social studies teachers use disciplinary inquiry practices to support social justice-oriented civic goals.
National Council for Social Studies and Children’s Book Council Review Committee. (2016). Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016. New York: Children’s Book Council.
National Council for Social Studies and Children’s Book Council Book Review Committee. (2015). Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2015. New York: Children’s Book Council.
Gallagher, J. (April, 2017). The use of historical inquiry practices to support a critical inquiry of capitalism. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
Gallagher, J. (April, 2017). Using historical thinking practices to support social justice-oriented civic goals in an elementary classroom. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
Gallagher, J. (December, 2016) Inquiries that matter: How social studies teachers employ disciplinary inquiry practice to support social justice goals. National Council for Social Studies College and University Faculty Assembly Annual Meeting. Washington D.C.
NCSS Notable Trade Book Committee. (December, 2016) 2016 Notable Trade Book List. National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference. Washington D.C.
Gallagher, J. & Pamperin, S. (October, 2016) What is Fair Labor? An Integrative Inquiry. Iowa Council for Social Studies Annual Conference. Des Moines, IA
Bellows, E., Swalwell, K. & Gallagher, J. (April, 2016) The wedding of Q and U: Cuteness, pinterest and hegemony in the hidden social studies. Poster presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C.
Gallagher, J. (November, 2015). When creating compelling questions, let us first consider some other questions. Paper presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly Graduate Forum Roundtables, New Orleans, LA.
NCSS Notable Trade Book Committee (November, 2015) 2015 Notable Trade Book List. Presented at the National Council for Social Studies Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Gallagher, J. (October, 2015) Upstanding for justice: Contextualizing Rosa Park’s decision to stay seated. Presented at Iowa Council for Social Studies, Ankeny, IA
Gallagher, J. (November, 2013). Deepening the C3 conceptions of citizenship. Paper presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly Graduate Forum Roundtable. St. Louis, MO.
Roberts, S. & Gallagher, J. (November, 2013). Defining and identifying exemplary mathematics Teachers of English learners. Poster presented at the Psychology of Mathematics Education of North America annual meeting. Chicago, Il.
2016 Co-Presenter, Teaching about the 2016 Elections, University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 24.
2016 Co-Presenter, Best Practices Institute, Iowa Historical Society, June 20.
2015 Presenter, Best Practices Institute for Teaching and Learning Iowa History, Iowa State University, July 19.
2015 Respondent. The flat world and education, a lecture by Linda Darling Hammond, Iowa State University LeBaron Hilton Chair. Iowa State University. March 31.
2015 Invited Co-Teacher to facilitate discussion on Dorothy Robert’s Fatal Invention of Race, Oct 11, CI 204 with Malika Butler.
2014 Panelist. Using current events to teach democracy and pluralism. Ames Public Library. Dec. 3.
2016 Interviewed for: Greene, K. (2016) For sale: Your lesson plans. Educational Leadership. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Available at: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct16/vol74/num02/For-Sale@-Your-Lesson-Plans.aspx
Graduate Research Assistantship Experience at Iowa State University
2014- present Research Assistant for Dr. Katy Swalwell. Three projects:
- Teaching through Turmoil, a study of the affects of ACT 10 on teaching practices in Wisconsin. Primary duties: transcription, analysis, and writing.
- Zinn Education Research Project, focused on interviewing teachers who use Howard Zinn’s A People’s History in their classrooms. Primary duties: transcription.
- TALIH Project, professional development on Iowa history. Primary duties: data collection and analysis, curriculum development.
2012-2014 Research Assistant for Dr. Sarah Roberts. Project: Exemplary Methods of Mathematics Teachers of English Learners (EMMTEL). Primary duties: transcribing, coding, analyzing, writing and conducting literature reviews.
University Teaching Experience
(Instructor of record for all courses)
Iowa State University
(Lecturer and Graduate Student)
2010- present CI 204 (nine times) Social Foundations of Education in the United States
CI 443 (nine times) Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies
CI 498 (one time) Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies
CI 433 (one time) Methods of Teaching Early Childhood Social Studies
HSCI 150 (two times) Dialogues on Diversity
HON322A (one time) Upstanders, Allies and Advocates: In History and Today
CI 406 (coverage) Multicultural Foundations of Education
Fall 2015- ED 601 (three times) Teacher Action Research- Intro (Graduate Course)
Spring 2016- ED 602 (three times) Teacher Action Research – Intermediate (Graduate Course)
Des Moines Area Community College
Fall 2013 Study Strategies
2016 Developer, Jordan House Underground Railroad in Iowa High School Curriculum
2016 Developer, Jordan House Bennett School Elementary Curriculum
2016 Reviewer, DAVinci Flight: Design Challenge Camp Curriculum
2016-2017 Facilitator, Graduate Student Programs Inclusion Workshops, Iowa State University
2016 AERA Education Research Service Grants ($5,000 – awarded)
2016-2013 ISU Graduate Programs Student Senate, Professional Advancement Travel Grant (varied-funded)
Service to the Field
2017- Manuscript Reviewer, Theory and Research in Social Education.
2015-2017 Assistant to Book Review Editor, History of Education Quarterly
2014- 2017 Member, National Council for Social Studies Notable Trade Book Selection Committee
2016 Reviewer, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Social Studies SIG
2016, 2015 Reviewer, College and University Faculty Annual Conference
2016 Reviewer, National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference
Service to Iowa State University
2015–2016 Elected Member, School of Education Graduate Student Advisory Council
2015– Member, College of Human Sciences Dean’s Student Advisory Council
2014–2015 Appointed Member, Faculty Search Committee, Social Foundations of Education
2013–2014 Appointed Member, Faculty Search Committee, Elementary Social Studies Education
2014-2016 Love Lunch Server, First United Methodist Ankeny, Summer volunteer position
2014, 2015 Volunteer. English as a Second Language Instructor for Lutheran Services of Iowa Refugee Program. Summer volunteer position.
Study Abroad Experience
2013 Social Justice Field Experience (School of Education, ISU), Cuba
2002 Semester Abroad (University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire), Australia
Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Affiliate Special Interest Groups of AERA:
Member, Research in Social Studies Education
Member, Critical Educators for Social Justice
Member, Action Research
Member, National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)
Affiliate Organizations of NCSS:
Member, College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA)
Member, Iowa Council for Social Studies (ICSS)