M.A. University of Michigan
B.A. Swarthmore College
Journal Articles (Refereed)
Schmidt, S.J. (2011). Who lives on the other side of that boundary: A model of geographic thinking. Social Education, 75(5), 250-255.
Schmidt, S.J. & Garrett, H.J. (2011). Reconstituting pessimistic discourses. Critical Arts, 25(3), 423-440.
Schmidt, S.J. (2011). Making space for the citizen in geography education. Journal of Geography, 110(3), 107-119.
Schmidt, S.J. (2011). Theorizing place: Students' navigation of place outside the classroom. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 27(1), 20-35.
Schmidt, S. J. (2010). Queering social studies: A query of the space for sexual orientation and identity in the social studies. Theory and Research in Social Education, 38(3), 314-335.
Schmidt, S.J. (2010). Bringing the Other closer to home: Geography education in the post-colonial. Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices, 4(1), 29-47.
Schmidt, S. (2008). Practicing critical democracy: A perspective from students. Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2(1), 38-54.
Schmidt, S. (2010). Examining privilege in globalization. In E. Heilman (Ed.), Social studies and diversity education: What we do and why we do it (pp. 202-206). New York: Routledge.
Schmidt, S.J. (2010). Geography education curriculum. In C. Kridel, W. Schubert, & M.R. Bull (Eds.), Encyclopedia of curriculum studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Schmidt, S. (2007). Gender gap: The disjuncture between Western-developed policies and their African-determined implementation. In R. Maboleka (Ed.), Soaring beyond boundaries: Women breaking educational barriers in traditional societies. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
active professional organizations
2011 AAUW American Fellow
2008 Michigan State University Excellence-In-Teaching Citation
A&HW 4039: The United States Constitution: Civic decision making
Major philosophical foundations, problems preceding and during the convention, the struggle for ratification, detailed examination of the document, important court cases, non-written constitutional traditions, and unresolved constitutional issues. Selected cases from New York State history are highlighted. Satisfies the New York State civics requirement.
A&HW 4530: Seminar for student teachers in social studies
Must be taken concurrently with A&HW 4730. Restricted to majors. Includes issues of school safety and health issues in secondary schools.
A&HW 5030: Diversity and the social studies curriculum
Curriculum theory and instructional methods related to teaching secondary school social studies in the diverse classroom. Particular attention paid to multicultural issues in urban settings.
A&HW 6030: Research in social studies education
Permission of instructor required. Individual fieldwork in secondary school or introductory college social studies.
A&HW 6503: Doctoral seminar in Social Studies
Seminar focused on doctoral student research and contemporary social studies issues. Beginning doctoral students take the seminar for four consecutive semesters.
A&HW 7503: Dissertation seminar in social studies
The purpose of the dissertation seminar is to develop and refine specific topics for dissertation research. Students should enroll in the dissertation seminar beginning only in the semester in which they intend to present their dissertation proposal for departmental review.