• Yonghee Suh is an associate professor of social studies/history Education at Old Dominion University. She researches disciplinary literacy practices in social studies/history and English, focusing on how teachers and students engage a variety of texts such as primary sources, historical novels, and textbooks. Her work has been published in venues such as Theory and Research in Social Education, the History Teacher, Journal of Social Studies Research , and English Journal among others. As a former middle school teacher and a current teacher educator, she has extensive experience working with pre- and in-service teachers through multiple grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and 4VA initiatives.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2016 Fostering Habits of Mind: A Framework for Reading Historical Nonfiction Illustrated by the Case of Hitler YouthVoices from the Middle. 38-44.
    2015 Effects of motivational prompts on motivation, effort, and performance on a low-stakes standardized test.Research and Practice in Assessment. 30-38.
    2015 Integrating oral history into a social studies methods course: Lessons learnedMuseumEdu. 101-108.
    2015 Knowledge transmission versus social transformation: A critical analysis of purpose in elementary social studies methods textbooksTheory and Research in Social Education. 102-134.
    2015 Mirroring Ourselves: Teacher Educators of Color Reading Multicultural TextsIssues in Teacher Education. 23-42.
    2014 Historical Fiction in English and Social Studies Classrooms: Is It a Natural Marriage?English Journal. 22-27.
    2011 Are We Comfortable Teaching This?: Using Banned Books as a Vehicle for Teaching about World War II-Era Japan and KoreaMulticultural Education. 24-30.
    2011 Are we feeling comfortable teaching it? A self-study of four teacher educators’ conversations about So Far from the Bamboo GroveMulticultural Education.
    2010 What do we want students to remember about the “Forgotten War”? A comparative study of Japan, Korea, and U.S high school history textbook accounts on the Korean WarInternational Journal of Social Education. 51-75.
    2008 How the doctoral mentoring helped the cultural transformation from peripheral observer to active participant: Learning to research and teach from Suzanne WilsonCurriculum and Teaching Dialogue. 87-100.
    2008 Significant or safe? Two cases of instructional uses of history feature filmsTheory and Research in Social Education. 88-109.

    Research Overview

  • 1. Teaching social studies-history2. Teacher knowledge and beliefs and their relationships to teaching practices 3. International textbook research
  • Keywords

  • History-Social Studies Education
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy, Michigan State University 2006
  • M.A. in Social Studies education, Seoul National University 1998
  • B.A. in History Education, Seoul National University 1994
  • Full Name

  • Yonghee Suh