John P. Broome

John Broome
  • Assistant Professor
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Academic Degrees

    • B.A., The College of William and Mary
    • M. Ed., George Mason University
    • Ph.D, University of Virginia
  • Areas of Expertise

    • Classroom Management
    • Social Studies Methods
    • Educational Research
    • Civics Education

John Broome is an Assistant Professor and Director of Secondary Education and PreK-12 Education programs at the University of Mary Washington where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in social studies methods, classroom management and educational research and professional development courses in addressing bullying in K-12 schools.

Broome is also the UMW Director of the Hazel Hill Homework Club , a student-run tutoring program for low-income elementary and middle school students in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. Students in Dr. Broome’s education classes tutor diverse youth in the club using culturally responsive teaching practices as a service-learning component of their coursework. See the UMW Great Minds at Work article featuring the club.

His research focuses on: 1) approaches to K-12 civic education for 21st century citizenship; 2) the teaching and learning of K-12 social studies and the role of technology; and, 3) experiential learning (specifically, service-learning and “Communities of Practice” theory) in K-16 learning environments.

His work has been presented in locally, nationally and internationally. Recent conferences include the Virginia Council for the Social Studies (VCSS), the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the College and University Faculty (CUFA) of the National Council for the Social Studies, the American Montessori Society (AMS), the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Recent publications appear in Social Studies Research and Practice, the Journal of Social Studies Research and The Free-Lance Star.

Dr. Broome taught secondary social studies in public and private schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.