Ph.D. - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
M.A. - Columbia University, Teachers College
B.A. - University of North Carolina Wilmington
EDN 353/LIC 535 – Middle Grades Social Studies Methods
EDN 320/LIC 520 – Diverse Learners in the Middle Grades
EDN 411/LIC 511 – Middle Grades Internship
LIC 539 – Field Studies
EDN 595 – Theory and Research in Social Education
EDL 695 – Immigration & Education
My research interest falls into three interconnected strands, broadly related to immigration and social studies education. My primary research interest is examining how immigration is conceptualized by teachers, represented in curriculum and media, and how these relate to teacher practices, especially in new gateway states. A second strand relates to the spatial dimension of citizenship education; specifically, the ways teachers conceptualize and teach civic action at the local, national, and global levels. The final strand focuses on social studies pedagogy in multiple contexts – middle level, secondary, and teacher education.
NC Professors of Social Studies Education, President
Regular Guest Reviewer – TRSE, The Urban Review
American Educational Research Association
College and University Faculty Assembly
National Council for the Social Studies
North Carolina Council for the Social Studies
Editorial Board, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education
Alumni advisory board, High School Journal
Buchanan, L.B., & Hilburn, J. (2016). Riding la Bestiá: Preservice teachers’ responses to documentary counter-narratives of U.S. immigration. Journal of Teacher Education. Advance online publication.doi:10.1177/0022487116660153
Hilburn, J., Journell, W., & Buchanan, L.B. (2016). A content analysis of immigration in traditional, new, and non-gateway state standards for U.S. History and Civics. The High School Journal, 99(3), 234-251. doi: 10.1353/hsj.2016.0008
Hilburn, J. (2015). Asset-based Civics for, with, and by immigrant students: Three sites of enriched teaching and learning for immigrant and native-born students. Theory & Research in Social Education, 43, 372-404. doi:10.1080/00933104.2015.1064843
Rong, X.L., & Hilburn, J. (Eds.). (expected publication – 2017). Immigration and education in North Carolina: The challenges and responses in a new gateway state. Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.
Maguth, B.M., & Hilburn, J. (Eds.). (2015). The state of global education: Learning with the world and its people. New York, NY: Routledge.