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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. DeSantis, J. (2012). Digital discovery: A model for integrating digital interactives during social studies lessons. Social Studies Research and Practice. 7(2), 130-136.
  • 2. DeSantis, J. (2012). Expanding the argument for equity. [Review of the book The flat world and education: How America's commitment to equity will determine our future by L.D. Hammond]. International Journal of Progressive Education, 8(1), 35-38.
  • 3. DeSantis, J. (2012). Getting the most from your interactive whiteboard investment: Three guiding principles for designing professional development. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues, and Ideas, 85(2), 51-55.

Recent Presentations

  • DeSantis, J. (2013, March) Building Teacher Technology Self-Efficacy: Sustained, Collaborative, and Scaffolded Professional Development. Presented at the National Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference: Atlanta, GA.
  • DeSantis, J., & Freyvogel-DiBunno, C., (2011, April). None of Us is as Smart as All of Us: Collaboration in Pre-Service Teaching Programs. Presented at the National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference, Slippery Rock University: Slippery Rock, 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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