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Dr. Jeremy Hilburn

Assistant Professor

Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education

EB 241
(910) 962-2897 Phone
(910) 962-3988 Fax


Ph.D. - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 
M.A. - Columbia University, Teachers College 
B.A. - University of North Carolina Wilmington  

Courses Taught

EDN 353 – Middle Grades Social Studies 
LIC 535 – Advanced Social Studies Methods 6-9 
EDN 320/LIC 520 – Diverse Learners in the Middle Grades
EDN 411/LIC 511 – Middle Grades Internship
EDN 595 – Theory and Research in Social Studies
EDN 595 – Applied Learning in the Middle Grades
EDL 595 – Immigration & Education

Research Interests

My research interest falls into three interconnected strands; broadly related to immigration and social studies education. My primary research interest is social studies curriculum and pedagogy specific to immigration and immigrant students in new gateway states. In particular, examining how immigration is conceptualized by teachers, produced in curriculum and media and how these relate to teacher practices.  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.

Professional Service

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

Sample Publications

Hilburn, J. (accepted). Asset-based Civics for, with, and by immigrant students: Three sites of enriched teaching and learning for immigrant and native-born students. Theory and Research in Social Education doi: 10.1080/00933104.2015.1064843

Maguth, B.M., & Hilburn, J. (Eds.). (2015). The state of global education: Learning with the world and its people. New York, NY: Routledge.

Hilburn, J. (2014). Challenges facing immigrant students beyond the linguistic domain in a new gateway state. The Urban Review, 46(4), 654-680. doi: 10.1007/s11256-014-0273-x

Additional Information

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