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Kevin Meuwissen

Kevin Meuwissen

Assistant Professor
Teaching & Curriculum
LeChase Hall 466
(585) 273-5940
PhD, University of Maryland (curriculum and instruction)
MS, State University of New York - Albany (curriculum development and instructional technology)
BA, State University of New York - Geneseo (political science)

Kevin Meuwissen, who joined the Warner School faculty in 2009, directs the social studies teacher preparation program. He has taught at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels, and has served in professional development and program evaluation capacities for several U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History grants.

Meuwissen’s teaching and research focus on helping secondary social studies teachers develop a deliberative stance toward curriculum, instruction, and the political institution of schooling as they interact with diverse influences on their pedagogical decisions.

His research and teaching interests explore the development of “adaptive expertise” among teachers as well as strategic thinking across the social studies disciplines and the transformation of such thinking into social discourse and action. Most recently, his research explores secondary students’ political thinking and socialization and uses studies of student learning and case-building with prospective teachers as a means of conceptualizing and negotiating complex, and often discrepant, curricular aims.


In the News
7/06/2016 Meuwissen & Luehmann Essay on Persistence, Professional Satisfaction in Teaching on Huffington Post
6/01/2016 Hechinger Report Features Warner School Study on edTPA
5/18/2016 Research Shows Improvements in edTPA Preparation Despite Persistent Challenges
4/06/2016 Wednesday Lunch Hour - Transforming Raw Data into Research Publications: Primary and Secondary Coding Processes from the EdTPA Project
3/23/2016 Wednesday Lunch Hour - A Community Conversation about the Opt-Out Movement and Testing in New York
12/14/2015 Warner School Researchers Find Pitfalls in New Teacher Certification Assessment
3/02/2015 Study Shows Teacher Candidates Lack a Clear Understanding of edTPA
12/03/2014 Wednesday Lunch Talk - Bridging the Divide Between Academia and the Rest of the World: Using Social Media, Popular Press, Twitter, and Other Avenues to Inform Policy and Practice
11/13/2014 Warner Study on edTPA Featured in Campus Times
11/07/2014 Warner School Professors Awarded Spencer Foundation Funding to Study Early Impacts of edTPA Implementation
5/01/2014 Warner Professor Testifies on edTPA at NYS Assembly Hearing
10/16/2013 Kevin Meuwissen on Teachers as Political Actors in Education Week
10/09/2013 Wednesday Lunch Hour - Teachers as Political Actors
8/27/2013 Blog Feature: Kevin Meuwissen on Teachers as Political Actors
3/29/2013 Kevin Meuwissen on Generating Productive Political Discussions on Huffington Post
9/13/2010 Warner Helps Rochester City School Teachers Enhance History Lessons

EDF410H Field Experiences in Middle Childhood (Social Studies)
EDF411H Field Experiences in Inclusive Middle Childhood Settings (Social Studies)
EDF416H Field Experiences in Secondary Schools (Social Studies)
EDF417H Field Experiences in Inclusive Secondary School Settings (Social Studies)
EDF418H Student Teaching in Secondary Schools A (Social Studies)
EDF419H Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings A (Social Studies)
EDF420H Student Teaching in Secondary Schools B (Social Studies)
EDF421H Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings B (Social Studies)
EDU432 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Social Studies
EDU433 Integrating Social Studies and Literacy
EDU462 Implementing Innovation in Social Studies Education
EDU499 Integrating Social Studies and Technology
EDU523 Theory and Research in Teaching