John P. Broome, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Program Director of PreK-12, Middle and Secondary Education programs in the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the foundations of teaching and learning, instructional design and assessment, social studies methods, classroom management and educational research.
Dr. Broome is also the UMW Director of the Hungry Brains! at Hazel Hill, a student-run tutoring program for high-poverty elementary and middle school students in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. Students in Dr. Broome’s education classes tutor diverse youth in the program using culturally responsive teaching practices as a service-learning component of their coursework. See the UMW Great Minds at Work article featuring the program.
Dr. Broome's research interests focus on the intersection of civic learning and social justice in teacher education programs and schools in the United States and other countries. He also studies multicultural education, experiential learning, Montessori education, service learning, and online and hybrid teaching models. His work has been presented in locally, nationally and internationally. Recent conferences include the International Montessori Congress of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), 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, 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.
He earned his B.A. in Government from The College of William & Mary, a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (Secondary Social Studies) from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in Education (Social Studies Education) from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.
Before joining UMW, Dr. Broome taught secondary social studies in public and private schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
John Broome in the News
- Broome Contributes to Award-Winning BookJohn P. Broome, associate professor of education in the College of Education, co-authored “Before You Click ‘Share’: Mindful Media Literacy as a Positive Civic Act” in the recently published book, "Critical Media Literacy and Fake News in Post-Truth America", published by Brill. This book recently won the "2019 Divergent Award... Read more »
- Davis, Clayton and Broome Publish ArticleJanine Davis, Courtney Clayton and John Broome's article titled "Thinking like researchers: Action research and its impact on novice teachers' thinking" was recently published in Educational Action Research. Full article can be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/dxsxQffQmWmfXxZhFXti/full [...] The post Davis, Clayton and Broome Publish Article appeared first on EagleEye.... Read more »
- Teaching Civics in an Age of Trump (The Christian Science Monitor)[...] The post Teaching Civics in an Age of Trump (The Christian Science Monitor) appeared first on EagleEye.... Read more »
- John Broome Co-Authors Op-Ed on Virginia Social StudiesJohn Broome, associate professor in the UMW College of Education, was among 17 Virginia professors who contributed to Testing Times: Teaching history, social science creates informed citizenry an op-ed featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. [...] The post John Broome Co-Authors Op-Ed on Virginia Social Studies appeared first on EagleEye.... Read more »
- COE Faculty Present at AERA ConferenceJanine Davis, Courtney Clayton, and John Broome, all assistant professors in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, presented their research at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association on “The Power of Educational Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy” in Philadelphia on April 6, 2014. Their study... Read more »