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Stewart Waters, Ph.D.

Biography

Stewart Waters, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Social Science Education in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research interests include alternative methods for teaching social studies, character education, visual literacy, social studies curriculum, and teaching with film. Dr. Waters serves as the Conference Coordinator for The International Society for the Social Studies and is the editorial assistant for The Journal of Social Studies Research. Dr. Waters has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles related to social studies education which have been featured in journals like Action in Teacher Education, The Journal of Social Studies Research, and Social Education. In addition, Dr. Waters has co-authored a book: Reel Character Education: A Cinematic Approach to Character Development (2010, co-author W. Russell). Dr. Waters earned his Ph.D. in Social Science Education from the University of Central Florida and prior to moving into higher education, taught middle school social studies.

The International Society for the Social Studies | The Journal of Social Studies Research

Selected Publications

Books

Russell, W. & Waters, S. (2010). Reel Character Education: A Cinematic Approach to  Character Development. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Chapters in Books

Waters, S. (in press). Visual literacy strategies for the social studies classroom. In Lintner, T. (Ed.) Integrative Strategies for the K-12 Social Studies Classroom. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Waters, S. & Russell, W. (in press). Character, moral, and values education: The keys to effective citizenship. In Russell, W. (Ed.) Contemporary Social Studies: An essential reader. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Professional Journal Articles (Refereed)

Waters, S., Asher, D., Daugherty, J., & Russell, W. (In Press). Teachable moments in higher education: A research study of student and teacher perceptions. Learning and Teaching: An International Journal in Classroom Pedagogy.

Waters, S. & Russell, W. (In Press). Analyzing human rights violations during the World War II Era. Social Education.

Russell, W. & Waters, S. (2010). Cinematic citizenship: Developing citizens of character with film. Action in Teacher Education, 32(2).

Russell, W. & Waters, S. (2010) Instructional Methods for Teaching Social Studies: A Survey of What Middle School Students Like and Dislike about Social Studies Instruction. The Journal of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 14(2), 7-15.

Waters, S. & Russell, W. (2010) Historical Index of The Journal of Social Studies Research. The Journal of Social Studies Research, 34(1), 94-152.

Waters, S. & Russell, W. (Fall 2009). Remembering the Rape of Nanking: A Forgotten Massacre. Southern Social Studies Journal, 35(1), 64-83.


Contact Information

Dr. Stewart Waters
Assistant Professor
Social Science Education

A210 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3442

Phone:865-974-7930
Fax: 865-974-8718
kwaters2@utk.edu

Contact the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

A204 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee
37996-3442

Phone: 865-974-6228
Fax: 865-974-6302
tallmon@utk.edu