Ian McGregor | Secondary education | College of Education and Human Development

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Summary

Ian McGregor, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her scholarship and teaching focus on preparing teachers in social studies, human rights education, and civics/citizenship with an emphasis on teaching difficult history. Her current research explores how teachers and students conceptualize citizenship in human rights education and the use of virtual interactive technologies in museum education about the Holocaust. Prior to joining the wolf pack, Dr. McGregor was a high school social studies teacher in Louisiana for six years.

Education

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Connecticut, 2021
  • Ed.S., Gifted Education, Louisiana State University, 2013
  • MAT, Secondary Education in Social Studies, Louisiana State University, 2011
  • BA, History, Louisiana State University, 2010

Professional experience

  • 2022-present: Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Development, University of Nevada Reno
  • 2021-2022: Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut
  • 2017-2021: Instructor, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
  • 2017-2021: Supervisor of Student Education, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
  • 2011-2017: Social Studies Teacher, East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Selected presentations

McGregor, IM (April 2022). “A kind of crazy utopia of Eleanor Roosevelt”: the conceptions of human rights educators merge with citizenship education. In C. Martell (President), Promote equitable social education. Paper session at 106e American Association for Educational Research Annual Conference. San Diego, California.

McGregor, IM, Mitoma, G., & Sandra, S. (April 2022). Human rights education as a model for citizenship education. In J. Corson (president), Dissecting (de)humanizing educational experiences. Paper session at 106e American Association for Educational Research Annual Conference. San Diego, California.

McGregor, IM, Hicks, D., Marcus, AS, Schweber, S., Stoddard, J. & Mills, G. (April 2022). Performance in Pedagogy: Interactional Forces Informing a Museum’s Use of Virtual Interactive Survivor Testimony. In A. Eckhoff (president), Beyond the Classroom: Meaningful Learning in the Informal space. Paper session at 106e American Association for Educational Research Annual Conference. San Diego, California.

McGregor, IM (December 2020). Teaching Global Citizenship through Human Rights: A Case Study. In D. Vesperman (president), Preparing citizens for globalization society. Paper session at 100e Annual Conference of the National Council for Social Studies: Assembly of College and University Professors. (Virtual conference).

Marcus, AS, McGregor, IM, Stoddard, J., Schweber, S., Mills, G., Maor, R., and Hicks, D. (December 2020). Contested Historic Spaces: Virtual Interactive Testimony of a Holocaust Survivor. Presentation of the symposium and articles for the 100e Annual Conference of the National Council for Social Studies: Assembly of College and University Professors. (Virtual Conference)

Sirota, S., Mitoma, G., McGregor, IM, & Marien, J. (March 2020). Human rights education as a strategy to advance social and emotional learning. In Human rights and peace education. Paper session at 64e Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. Miami, Florida. (Conference cancelled).

Works

McGregor, IM, Mitoma, G., & Sirota, S. (forthcoming). Reinventing citizenship education through critical and transformational human rights education. In D. Vesperman, A. Aydinian-Perry, M. Missias, and W. Blankenship (Eds.) Out of Turmoil: Catalysts for Relearning, Reteaching, and Reimagining History and Social Studies.

McGregor, IM, Harvel, S., Simmons, J. and Griffith, K. (2022). Social Studies Stakeholder Input: A Report to the Connecticut State Department of Education. Connecticut Council for Social Studies.

Marcus, AS, Maor, R., McGregor, IM, Mills, G., Schweber, S., Stoddard, JD and Hicks, D. (2021). Holocaust Education with Virtual Interactive Survivor Testimony: Ethical Dilemmas, Goals and Challenges. Holocaust Studies. DOI:10.1080/17504902.2021.1979176

McGregor, IM, Marcus, AS and Moss, DM (2019). Promoting Intercultural Competence in Professional Spaces: Education Abroad Experiences in England for Social Education Teachers. World Journal of Education, 6(4), 31-49.

Course

  • EDU 202: Introduction to Teaching (Secondary)
  • ESDC 473: High School Social Studies Education
  • ESDC 673: High School Social Studies Teaching
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