• 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
    2018 Oral history as inquiry: Using digital oral history collections to teach school desegregationThe History Teacher. 697-709.
    2016 Fostering Habits of Mind: A Framework for Reading Historical Nonfiction Illustrated by the Case of Hitler YouthVoices from the Middle. 38-44.
    2016 The portrayal of the United States in the translated international children's literatureSocial Studies Research and Practice.
    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
  • Grants

  • M.E.C.A. (Multicultural Education in the Content Areas): Improving preservice teachers’ disciplinary writing through multicultural education  awarded by Old Dominion University Improving Disciplinary Writing Action Proposal Competition 2018 - 2019
  • The Local and the Global: School Desegregation in the Context of U.S History  awarded by The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sourses Program 2017 - 2018
  • The Long Road From Brown: School Desegregation In Virginia  awarded by National Endowment For The Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Scool Teachers 2016 - 2017
  • Teaching Hidden History  awarded by Old Dominion University and George Mason University 4V Initiatives 2015 - 2016
  • The long road from Brown: School desegregation in Virginia.  awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities 2014 - 2015
  • Collaborative Research: Developing a Student Learning Strategy to Bridge Virtual Learning and Hands-on Activity in Organic Solar Energy Education  awarded by National Science Foundation 2013 - 2015
  • BLiSS: Building literacy in social studies.  awarded by Improving Teacher Quality State Grant 2013 - 2014
  • Building Literacy in Social Studies (BLiSS)  awarded by State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 2013 - 2014
  • Building Literacy in Social Studies: Improving Teacher Quality Grant  awarded by The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 2013 - 2014
  • project 6: A Program-based Portfolio and Professional Development Project to Improve Pre-service Teachers’ Writing Performance  awarded by The Quality Enhancement Plan, Old Dominion University - 2013
  • Expertise Keywords

  • History-Social Studies Education
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Full Name

  • Yonghee Suh