Refereed Conference Presentations

“Exploring History and Social Action with YA Literature,” Kennesaw State University Literature Conference, Kennesaw, GA, March 20, 2017.

“Murder on King Street?” Mississippi Council for the Social Studies, Hattiesburg, MS, October 21, 2016.

“Connecting Across the Disciplines: Using Young Adult Novels to Connect the Social Studies and the English Language Arts,” Kennesaw State University Literature Conference, Kennesaw, GA, March 21, 2016.

“Vocabulary Enhancement in the Social Studies Classroom,” International Society for the Social Studies 2016 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, February 26, 2016.

“Multicultural Moments: Theodore Roosevelt, Holt Collier, and the “Teddy” Bear,” National Council for the Social Studies, New Orleans, LA, November 14, 2015.

“Theodore Roosevelt, Holt Collier, and the “Teddy” Bear: Enhancing Students’ Ability to Analyze Primary Sources,” International Society for the Social Studies Orlando, FL, February 25, 2015.

“Accessibility to Higher Education Geography Programs in Louisiana,” Joint Conference of the Southwest Division and Great Plains/Rocky Mountains Division of the Association of American Geographers,” Albuquerque, NM, October 24, 2014.

“The Search for Huey Long’s Deduct Box: Introducing Students to Primary Source Analysis,” Louisiana Council for the Social Studies, Kenner, LA, October 23, 2014.

“Louisiana Geographic Alliance,” Louisiana Council for the Social Studies, Kenner, LA, October, 23, 2014.
“On the ‘Up and Up’: The Establishment of the Mississippi State Textbook Rating and Purchasing Board,” Organization of Educational Historians, Chicago, IL, September 26, 2014.

“‘Southern Books for Southern Schools’: The Mississippi State Textbook Board and the Social Studies,” International Society for the Social Studies Orlando, FL, February 27, 2014.

“The Reforms Undermined: A History of the National Council for the Social Studies from 1975 to 1978,” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Pensacola, FL, November 7, 2013.

“On a Roll: Making Cross-Curricular Connections between Social Studies and English,” Mississippi Council for the Social Studies, Natchez, MS, October 18, 2013.

“The National Council for the Social Studies 1971 Curriculum Guidelines: The End of the ‘Non-Alignment’ Policy,” Texas Oral History Association, San Marcos, TX, April 13, 2013.

“Fact or Myth: An Engaging Teaching Method,” International Society for the Social Studies,” Orlando, FL, March 1, 2013.

“The Growing Gap: The Origin of Theory & Research in Social Education,” College and University Faculty Assembly for the National Council for the Social Studies, Seattle, WA, November 15, 2012.

“Lincoln’s Cabinet and the Sumter Crisis: the Anatomy of a Historical Simulation,” National Council for History Education, Kansas City, MO, March 23, 2012.

“The Radical Reforms: a history of the National Council for the Social Studies,” Organization of Educational Historians, Chicago, IL, October 7, 2011.

“A View of the Boston Massacre: constructing historical narrative,” National Council for the Social Studies, Denver, CO, November 13, 2010.

“Awakening the Lumbering Giant: the Establishment Reforms,” College and University Faculty Assembly for the National Council for the Social Studies, Denver, CO, November 11, 2010.

“Constructing Historical Narrative in American History,” Workshop for the Indiana Council for the Social Studies, Indianapolis, IN, November 6, 2008.

“The Banneker History Project: Serving as Investigators of a Once Segregated School,” College and University Faculty Assembly for the National Council for the Social Studies, Baltimore, MD, November 18, 2004.

“The Revolving Cage: The Views, Values, and Visions of James Harvey Robinson,” College and University Faculty Assembly for the National Council for the Social Studies, San Antonio, TX, November 16, 2000.