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Thomas McGowan

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PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Education, Higher Ed: Administrator 

BIO

Dr. Tom McGowan began his career as a teacher educator at Indiana State University. From 1988 to 2002, Dr. McGowan worked at Arizona State University, teaching in the areas of curriculum studies and K-8 social studies education and coordinating outreach projects with Arizona school districts. For the past 8 years, he has chaired the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has remained involved in teacher education projects, particularly the research component of a major funded project through the NSF. His professional publications have been primarily in the areas of literature-based teaching and school-university collaboration, and have featured qualitative/interpretive research designs. He has served as an officer of social studies professional organizations at the state and national levels and on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. He is currently on the advisory commission for public education of the American Bar Association. 

EXPERTISE

Teacher Professional Development
School-University Collaboration
Literature-Based Teaching
Social Studies/Citizenship Education 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1. Green, R., McGowan, T., & Salvucci, L. (2003). United States History. Orlando: Harcourt SchoolPublishers.
2. Green, R., McGowan, T., & Salvucci, L. (2003). United States History: Beginnings. Orlando: Harcourt School Publishers.
3. Green, R., McGowan, T., & Salvucci, L. (2003). United States History: From Civil War to Present. Orlando: Harcourt School Publishers.
4. McGowan, T. (2004, April). Generating a curriculum that enables an education for diversity. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.
5. McGowan, T. (Discussant). (2004, April). Psychological perspectives on teacher learning. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the AERA, San Diego.
6. McGowan, T. (Discussant). (2003, April). Professional Development and Student Learning: What's the Connection? Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the AERA, Chicago.