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Kathy Swan, Ph.D.

Director of Next Generation Teacher Preparation
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
349 Dickey Hall
(859) 257-1893

Dr. Kathy Swan is a professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Kentucky. Swan has been a four-time recipient of the National Technology Leadership Award in Social Studies Education, innovating with web-based interactive technology curricula including the Historical Scene Investigation Project and Digital Docs in a Box. She is co-author of the book And Action! Doing Documentaries in the Social Studies Classroom and children’s series Thinking Like A Citizen and co-editor of the book, Teaching the C3 Framework: A Guide to Inquiry Based Instruction in the Social Studies. She is also the co-founder of C3 Teachers.  Dr. Swan served as the project director and lead writer of the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards and was a project director on the New York Social Studies ToolkitOver the past two years, Dr. Swan has written the economics binder for the DBQ project and co-authored book, Inquiry-Based Practice in Social Studies Education: Understanding the Inquiry Design Model—both are due out spring 2017.
Vita (PDF)

Research categories: Social Studies Education, Technology, Assessment, Teacher Education, Secondary Education