Dr. Robert Stevens, chair of the curriculum and instruction department at The University of Texas at Tyler, was selected by the National Council for Social Studies to serve as a consultant for History Clearing House, Dr. William Geiger, UT Tyler College of Education and Psychology dean, announced.
Stevens was chosen based upon his numerous contributions to history education. As a History Clearing House consultant, he will review Web sites, projects and curriculum and write recommendations to the United States Department of Education.
“I was surprised and am very pleased to be selected and to take part in this adventure,” said Stevens.
He holds a master’s in education and Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts.
History Clearing House is an organization which reviews and recommends history curriculum and projects to the U.S. Department of Education.
Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.