Ryan Crowley, Ph.D.
Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
339 Dickey Hall
Dr. Crowley joined the faculty in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of social studies education. He joined UK after completing his doctoral studies at The University of Texas. Ryan also taught secondary social studies for eight years in Houston and Austin prior to beginning his graduate work. Ryan works in the elementary program at UK, teaching social studies methods courses.
His research focuses on issues of race and equity in education with an emphasis on how novice teachers integrate critical understandings of race and racism into their teaching and how social studies curricula address, or fail to address, issues of race and racism.
Research categories: Social Studies Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Education, Teacher Education, Diversity in Education