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Research InterestsHistory of American Education; Education during the Civil Rights Movement; History of Student Activism and Grassroots Organization; Democratic Educational Reform
EDFS 201/ EDFS 652: Foundations of Education
EDFS 560/ HIST 310: History of American Education
HONS 381: History of the Civil Rights Movement
MTLA 601: Race, Class, and Gender
The Freedom Schools: A History of Student Activists on the Frontlines of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement (book manuscript under review)
The Freedom School Newspapers: Writings, Essays and Reports from Student Activists During the Civil Rights Movement, edited by William Sturkey and Jon Hale (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming 2014)
“’The Fight Was Instilled in Us’: High School Student Activism and the Civil Rights Movement in Charleston, South Carolina,” (under review)
“The Struggle Begins Early: Head Start and the Mississippi Freedom Movement,” History of Education Quarterly (Forthcoming, November 2012)
“The Student as a Force for Social Change”: Student Engagement in the Mississippi Freedom Schools, 1964-1965,” Journal of African American History 96, no. 3 (Summer, 2011): 325-348.
“The Freedom Schools, the Civil Rights Movement, and Refocusing the Goals of American Education,” The Journal of Social Studies Research 35, no. 2 (Fall 2011): 259-276.
"Early Pedagogical Influences on the Mississippi Freedom Schools: Myles Horton and Critical Education in the Deep South," American Educational History Journal 34, no. 2 (2007): 315-330.
"A History of the Mississippi Freedom Schools, 1954-1965," (Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009)
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Education, “School Desegregation.” (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, forthcoming, 2013).
Encyclopedia of African American Education, “Citizenship Schools." (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2009).
Encyclopedia of African American Education, “Freedom Schools.” (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2009).
Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice, "Mississippi Freedom Schools, 1964." (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2006).
Book Review. After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986 (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011). Journal of African American History (forthcoming, 2013).
Book Review. Jill Ogline Titus, Brown’s Battleground: Students, Segregationists, & the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011). Journal of Southern History (forthcoming, 2012).
Book Review. Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, Student Activism and Curricular Change in Higher Education (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, Inc., 2011). Educational Review, June 2012.
Book Review. Marcus D. Pohlmann. Opportunity Lost: Race and Poverty in the Memphis City Schools (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2008). History of Education Quarterly 50 (1) May 2010: 243-245.
Book Review. J. Wesley Null, Peerless Educator: The Life and Work of Isaac Leon Kandel (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2007). Found at Education Review < edrev.asu.edu>
Book Review. Adam Fairclough, A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South (Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2007) in History of Education Quarterly 48 (1) March, 2008: 152-156.
Book Review. Sarah Sentilles, Taught in America: A Story of Struggle and Hope in Compton (Boston: Beacon Press, 2005). Found in Teachers College Record 108 (8) August, 2006: 196-197.
Book Review. Marybeth Gasman & Katherine Sedgwick, eds. Uplifting a People: African American Philanthropy and Education (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005). Found at Education Review < edrev.asu.edu >