Welcome

The mission of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to advance knowledge and the practice of teaching and learning. We address the educational needs of a rapidly changing global society in democratic and socially just ways. Our teaching and research are rooted in a variety of academic disciplines. We value innovation and build upon the strengths of cultural and linguistic diversity.

Meet our Faculty

Katherina Payne

Katherina Payne
Assistant Professor

Social Studies Education

Katherina Payne’s research focuses on democratic education in elementary classrooms and in... more

Meet our Alumni

Whitney Blankenship

Whitney Blankenship
Coordinator of Secondary History Education and Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Rhode Island College

My first introduction to the Social Studies faculty was through my first advisor, Dr. Sherry Field, and it was at that meeting that I found I out that I was... more