Robert A. Waterson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies

WVU Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education

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Office: 700 Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-3849


Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies/History Education, Teacher Education
Purdue University

M.Ed., Secondary Education (concentration in U.S. Government)
Indiana University

B.A., Social Studies, Education, and Physical Education and Health
Anderson University

Research Interests

Since 2007 I have had twenty-five publications that reflect my interests on a variety of subjects, including: teaching philosophy, controversial public issues, Holocaust education, citizenship education, social studies methodology, and the use of the Internet in social studies classrooms


I have a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Social Studies/History Education, and Teacher Education. I also have a MS from Indiana University in Secondary Education and Government. I currently serve as director of the WVU Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education and West Virginia Project Citizen. In addition I am a tenured associate professor of social studies education.

Courses Taught

Courses taught from 2008 to present include:

  • C&I 793H Leadership, Ethics, and Professionalism in Education
  • C&I 693B Democracy in Education
  • C&I 654 Social Studies -Secondary School
  • C&I 454 Teach Social Studies – Secondary School
  • C&I 656 Challenges in Teaching History
  • C&I 757 Curriculum K-12 Social Studies
  • EDCU 450 Elementary Social Studies
  • University Supervisor for Teacher Candidates