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John Bickford

Assistant Professor

M & W: Noon to 1; T & TH: 10-11; or by appointment. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Childhood
  • Education
  • Gender Issues
  • History
  • Media
  • Pedagogy


The University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Ph.D., Social Studies Education, May, 2009
    • Dissertation title: Masculine Theme Expressions through Media Production in a Seventh Grade Social Studies Classroom; Dr. Bruce R. Fehn, Ph.D. advisor
    • Comprehensive areas: Social studies education; Gender, identity, and adolescence; History of sexuality
  • M.A., Secondary Education (social studies education), December, 2000
    • Endorsements: Secondary social studies in world history, American history, and psychology.
  • B.A., History, May, 1999 

Research Interests

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

Contact Information

Phone: 217-581-7881