BiographyDr. William B. Russell III is Professor of Education at The University of Central Florida. He teaches social studies education courses and serves as the Social Science Education Ph.D. track coordinator. Dr. Russell has won various research awards including the UCF Research Incentive Award (2015), the UCF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award (2017 & 2012), and the COEHP Excellence in Research Award (2015) for his outstanding record of research. Dr. Russell has also won various teaching awards including the UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award (2012), the COEHP Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2013), and the COEHP Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2014) for his outstanding record of teaching. Dr. Russell also serves as the director for The International Society for the Social Studies and is the Editor-in-Chief of the most widely read research journal in the field, The Journal of Social Studies Research. His research interests include the teaching and learning of social studies. Dr. Russell has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles related to social studies education which have been featured in prominent journals like Social Education, Action in Teacher Education, Childhood Education, The Journal of Social Studies Research, The History Teacher, Social Studies and the Young Learner, The Clearing House, and The Social Studies. Dr. Russell has published two of the most notable social studies methods textbooks in the field, Essentials of Elementary Social Studies and Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies (co-authors S. Waters & T. Turner; Routledge). A few of Dr. Russell’s other books include Cinematic Social Studies (2017, co-editor, S. Waters), Digital Social Studies (2014), Exploring Globalization Opportunities and Challenges in Social Studies: Effective Instructional Approaches (2013, co-editors, L. Nganga & J. Kambutu), and Contemporary Social Studies: An Essential Reader (2012). Dr. Russell earned his Ph.D. in Social Science Education from Florida State University and prior to moving into higher education, taught middle and high school social studies.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Social Studies Education
Teaching with Film
Teaching and Learning Social Studies
Published: Oct 07, 2015 by The Social Studies
Authors: Pagnotti & Russell
Problem based learning approach to civics education: Exploring the free exercise clause with Supreme Court simulations
By: William B Russell
Subjects: Adolescent Studies, Applied Arts & Music, Archaeology, Education, Family Studies, Film and Video, Gender & Sexuality, History, Museum and Heritage Studies , Other, Philosophy and Religion, Psychology, Religion, Social Psychology
February 22-23, 2018
Start making plans to join us for the 2018 International Society for the Social Studies Annual Conference at the University of Central Florida.
With scholarly presentations and practical teaching workshops on various social studies related topics from prominent experts, the ISSS conference provides a platform for all educators to engage in rich dialogue about the social studies. For university faculty, teacher educators, curriculum specialists, social studies department leaders, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as P-12 teachers, the conference features presentations that appeal to all. The ISSS conference has featured speakers from across the United States as well as across the world including Turkey, Portugal, Canada, India, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, China, Nigeria, and a host of other countries.
You can submit proposals here: https://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6JMU0rQXaO2g7tj
Published: Dec 07, 2017
Dr. William B Russell III explains why you should keep it classy and submit your scholarly work to the Journal of Social Studies Research (JSSR).