C&I Faculty:


College of Education
Office of the Dean
705 Maytum Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311 phone
(716) 673-3794 fax

 

Curriculum & Instruction
E268 Thompson Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Language, Learning & Leadership
E262 Thompson Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax


Bob Dahlgren

Robert Dahlgren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
Department Chair, Curriculum and Instruction


Office: TH E270 Phone: (716) 673-3701
Email: robert.dahlgren@fredonia.edu  

 

 

Introduction

Dr. Robert Dahlgren received his Ph.D. in social studies education from the University of Florida in August 2008. Before beginning his doctoral studies, he taught social studies in K-12 public schools in the Boston, Massachusetts and Jacksonville, Florida areas for seven years. In addition, he taught in the Graduate Education department of Simmons College in Boston for two years and in the College of Education at Miyazaki University in Japan for three years. In his undergraduate and graduate level courses, Dr. Dahlgren’s goal is to provide practical instruction for pre-service teachers in order to inspire them to teach students to be life-long learners in the social studies.

 

Scholarly/Teaching Interests

Dr. Dahlgren’s research interests are driven by the insights that he gained for his teaching experiences and by the desire to provide a voice for social studies teachers. His primary research interest is in academic freedom and controversy, which he views as among the most pressing concerns for high school social studies teachers. His doctoral dissertation concerned the experiences of public high school teachers in Florida with teaching controversial public issues. He will be developing several models for successful teaching of controversy in the social studies. In addition, he has teaching interests in the social foundations of education, philosophy of education and comparative education. Dr. Dahlgren is currently working on a book for Palgrave Macmillan on the influence of negative film images of public schools and teachers on neo-liberal education policy.

 

Sample Publications

  • Patterson, N.C., Horner, S.L., Chandler, P. and Dahlgren, R.L. (2013). Who is at the gate? An examination of secondary social studies teacher support and curricular control in testing and non-testing states. In J. Passe and P.G. Fitchett (Eds.). Research on the status of social studies (pp. 289-300). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Dahlgren, R.L. (Summer 2013). The attack on social studies teachers and teaching in 1970s and 1980s Hollywood movies. The Councilor: Illinois Journal of Social Studies 74(2), 1-15.
  • Dahlgren, R.L. (Summer 2013). The twilight of the meritocracy – A review. Theory and Research in Social Education 41(2), pp. 280-284.
  • Dahlgren, R.L. (January 2012). Fatal accommodations: The record of teachers' unions in the McCarthy era. Journal of History Research 2(1), 15-27.

 

Recent Presentations

  • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Convention, November 22, 2013.
           Paper: "Champion of Academic Freedom: A Tribute to Jack Nelson"
  • History of Education Society (HES) Annual Meeting, October 2, 2013.
           Panel: "Education in the Sunshine State: Race, Sex, and the Changing Face of
           Education in Florida in the 1970s and 1980s." (with Jess Clawson and Amy
           Martinelli)
  • American Democracy Project (ADP) Annual Meeting, June 7, 2013
           Paper: “We are Dumbledore’s Army:” The potential of human rights education
           in the social studies curriculum.”
  • Conference on Instructional Technologies (CIT) Annual Conference, May 22, 2013
           Paper: "The potential of educational blogging for teaching controversial issues."
  • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), Annual Convention, November 17, 2012
           Panel: “Teaching in Minefields: Social Studies Teaching in the 21st Century.”
           (with Nancy Patterson)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, April 13, 2012
           Paper: "’Why isn’t this in My Social Studies Class:’ Learning About Genocide in a
           Summer Institute." (with Jill Gradwell and Misty Rodeheaver)

Education

  • Ph.D. – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2008
  • M.A.T. – Simmons College, Boston, MA 1997
  • B.S. – Boston University, Boston, MA 1986

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