Carolyn Weber, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Middle Level Education & Coordinator, Undergraduate Middle Level Education Dual Major Program
(319) 273-7759

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606

Areas of Expertise: 

Middle Level Education
Social Studies Education
Teacher Education

Courses Taught: 

Middle Level Curriculum
Middle Level Instruction, Differentiation, and Assessment
English Language Structure and Use

Research Interests: 

History of Social Studies Education
Preservice Teachers
Social Studies Pedagogy

Selected Publications: 
  • Weber, C. A and Hagan, H.N. (2020). Is the right to clean water fake news? An elementary inquiry lesson exploring media literacy and human rights. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 33(1), p. 3-9.

  • Weber, C. A. (2019). Celebrating trailblazing women: Soar, Elinor lesson plan. Social Studies Research and Practice, 14(3), 301-305. 

  • Weber, C. A. (2019). Teaching about sports icons and gender equity. Middle Level Learning, 66, 1-12.

  • Weber, C. A., & Montgomery, S. E.(2019). The emergence of elementary citizenship education: Insights from Iowa’s rural schools, 1910-1935. Theory and Research in Social Education, 47(2), 261-293.

  • Hagan, H. N., & Weber, C. A. (2018). Using inquiry to investigate the global challenge of equal access for girls to an education. Middle Level Learning 61,1-17.

  • Weber, C. A. and Rule, A. C. (2017). Middle level preservice teachers experience a natural history arts-integrated interdisciplinary thematic unit. Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions 2(2), 15-44.

  • Weber, C.A., Frye, J.M, Ables, C., and Goodman, J. (2010). Curriculum and the 1970s culture wars: Man a course of study. Curriculum History, 40-59.

Honors & Awards: 

2017 College of Education Summer Scholarship

Professional Affiliations: 

Association for Middle Level Educators
National Council for the Social Studies
College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies


2012 PhD from Indiana University in Curriculum & Instruction
2006 MS from Indiana University Southeast in Elementary Education
2004 BS from St. Joseph’s College in Elementary Education