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John Bickford III

Associate Professor

Mon & Weds 11-noon
Tues & Thurs 10-11am

Areas of Expertise

  • Education
  • Gender Issues
  • History
  • Literature
  • Pedagogy

SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY EDUCATION: - Social studies/history education methodology and assessment, - Elementary and middle level students' historical thinking, history literacy, and historical argumentation, - Historical (mis)representations within children's literature. ADOLESCENCE: - Adolescents' social, emotional, and behavioral development, - Adolescents' expressions of gender, sexuality, and interactions with media, - Identification of and proactive involvement in various forms of bullying.


The University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Ph.D., Social Studies Education, May, 2009
    • Comprehensive areas: Social studies education; Gender, identity, & adolescence; 19th & 20th century American social history
  • M.A., Secondary Education, December, 2000
    • Endorsements: Secondary social studies in world history, American history, and psychology.
  • B.A., History, May, 1999 

Graduate Coordinator of MSED Curriculum & Instruction
Chair of EIU's Institutional Review Board
Editor to The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

Research Interests

  • Social studies/history education methodology and assessment
  • Elementary and middle level students' historical thinking, history literacy, and historical argumentation
  • Historical (mis)representations within children's literature
  • Adolescents' social, emotional, and behavioral development

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Phone: 217-581-7885

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