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Joshua D. DeSantis, D.Ed.


  • B.S., Ed., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (2003) - Secondary Education Social Studies
  • M.A., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (2009) - Applied History
  • D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2012) - Curriculum and Instruction


  • Level Two Pennsylvania Social Studies-Grades 7-12


  • Foundations of American Education
  • Education Technology
  • Curriculum Development
  • Teaching of the Social Studies

Research Interests

  • Technology in Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Classroom Pedagogy
  • Professional Partnership

Recent Publications

  • 1. Hesson, N. & DeSantis, J. (2019, April 23). Set the stage: Effectively planning and assessing a candidate’s teaching demonstration. Inside Higher Education. Retrieved from candidates-teaching-demonstration-opinion.
  • 2. Maitoza, R. & DeSantis, J. (2019, February 5). Empowering educators to better support students. York Daily Record. Retrieved from empowering-educators-better-support- students/2769090002/.
  • 3. Hesson, N., DeSantis, J., Trimmer, L., O’Brien, M. (2018). Bifricated versus unified placements: Exploring the role of field experience in readying pre-service teachers. Mid- Atlantic Education Review, 7(1), 1-15.

Recent Presentations

  • DeSantis, J. (2018, March). Experiential Learning at a Distance. Presented at the International e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies Annual Conference: New York, NY.
  • DeSantis, J. (2019, March). Back to the Future: Facilitating a Culture of Positive Change. Pennsylvania Computer Directors Annual Conference: York, PA.
  • DeSantis, J. (2018, August). Thinking Machines and Education [Keynote Lecture]. Presented at the Red Lion Educational Technology Forum: Red Lion, PA.


  • Horizons History Club Advisor
  • Student Teaching Supervisor
  • Keystone Examination Parent Feedback Form Review Committee
  • Social Studies Keystone Tests Review Committee
  • 2012 New England Education Research Organization Conference Proposal Reviewer
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