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

Education: 

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