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Social Studies Education

About the Secondary Education Social Studies Program Director

Professor Alan Singer has a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Rutgers University. He is a professor and the program director of Social Studies Education programs. Dr. Singer is a former New York City high school social studies teacher and is the former editor of Social Science Docket, a joint publication of the New York and New Jersey Councils for the Social Studies.  He is the author of Teaching Global History (Routledge, 2011), New York and Slavery: Time to Teach the Truth (SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions, 2008), New York's Grand Emancipation Jubilee(SUNY Press, 2018), Social Studies for Secondary Schools (Routledge, 4th edition, 2014), and editor of a 268-page secondary school curriculum guide, New York and Slavery: Complicity and Resistance.  In 2011, the Long Island Conference for the Social Studies awarded Dr. Singer the Mark Rothman Teacher Mentoring Award, for his commitment to students and continued excellence in education and in 2016 he was the New York State Council for the Social Studies 2016 Social Studies Educator of the Year.  He is also a regular blogger for  Daily Kos and History News Network.

For more information about the program, please contact:
Alan Singer, Ph.D.
Program Director, Secondary Social Studies Education
Phone: 516-463-5853
Email: Alan.Singer{at}hofstra.edu
For more about Alan Singer, please visit his homepage.

Visit hofstra.edu/SOE to learn more about faculty in the department.

Graduate Students at African Burial Ground in NYC - Spring '13
Graduate Students at African Burial Ground in NYC - Spring '13

Social Studies Education