Faculty and Staff

Thomas Fallace

Professor • Department of Teacher Ed: PreK-12

Professional Interests

I teach classes in social studies methods and the history of education, and I study curriculum history and the history of ideas in schools. 


PhD Curriculum and Instruction, University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA


Social Studies Education, History of Education

Representative Publications

Pedagogical Progressivism and Black Education: A Historiographical Review, 1880-1957; , ; Volume 93, 2023

Herman Witkin and the Rise and Fall of the Black Learning Style Idea, 1960-2003; Teachers College Record; Volume 125, 2023

In the Shadow of Authoritarianism: American Education in the Twentieth Century; New York, NY; Teachers College Press; 2018

John Dewey and the New Left, 1960-1988; Journal of Curriculum Studies; Volume 52, 2020

The Origins of Classroom Deliberation: Democratic Education in the Shadow of Authoritarianism, 1938-1960; Harvard Educational Review; Volume 86, 2016

Fellowships, Grants and Research

'The Red Flag of Indoctrination': Democratic Education in the Shadow of Authoritarianism, 1916-1966

“Recapitulation Theory and the Origins of Progressive Education, 1890-1920,”

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