Todd S. Hawley is an Associate Professor of Social Studies Teacher Education at Kent State University where he is the Coordinator for both the Social Studies Education and the Curriculum and Instruction Programs. Todd works to support classroom teachers as professionals and to change the national narrative that schools and teachers are failing. He believes that, in fact, we fail public schools and communities when we allow legislators to cut funding and divert funds to charter and religious schools. His research focuses on transformative, rationale-based social studies teacher education and the power of social issues to engage and prepare activist, socially-just citizens. Todd is the co-editor of Race Lessons: Using Inquiry to Teach about Race in Social Studies and the co-author of the Southern Schooling column for The Bitter Southerner. Before earning his PhD at the University of Georgia, Todd taught high school social studies at North Atlanta High School and at Oglethorpe County High School, both in his home state of Georgia.
Ph.D. in Social Studies Education, University of Georgia, M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, B.A. in History, University of Georgia
Social Studies Teacher Education; Rationale-Based Social Studies Teaching and Learning; Activist and Socially-Just Citizenship Education; Social Issues in Education; Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices; May 4 Education
Hawley, T. S., & Whitman, G. (2019). Fear and learning in student teaching: Accountability as gatekeeper in social studies. Journal of Social Studies Research. https://10.1016/j.jssr.2019.04.003.
Stewart, T. T., Coombs, D., Fecho, B., & Hawley, T. S. (2019). Embracing wobble: Exploring novice teachers’ efforts to enact dialogic literacy practices. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaal.978.
Pytash, K. E., Hawley, T. S., & Morgan, K. (2018). Composing identities: Using digital documentary shorts to explore social issues. Social Studies Research and Practice, 13(3), 313-329. https://doi.org/10.1108/SSRP-02-2018-0008.
Chandler, P. T., & Hawley, T. S. (Eds.). (2017). Race lessons: Using inquiry to teach about race in social studies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Hawley, T. S., & Hostetler, A. L. (2017). Exploring the theoretical & practical implications of self-study as an emergent methodology in career and technical education, adult education & technology: An invitation to inquiry. doi:10.4018/IJAVET.2017040107.
Hawley, T. S., & Crowe, A. R. (2016). Making their own path: Pre-service teachers’ development of purpose in social studies. Theory and Research in Social Education, 44(3), 416-447. doi:10.1080/009933104.2016.1201446.
Hawley, T. S., Hostetler, A. L., & Mooney, E. (2016). Reconstruction of the fables: The myth of education for democracy, social reconstruction & education for democratic citizenship. Critical Education, 7(4).
Series Editor, Social Issues in Education (Book Series). Information Age Publishing (2016 – Present)