Nancy P. Gallavan


Mashburn 114

(501) 450-5497


Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Denver; Curriculum Leadership; Multicultural Education

M.A. University of Colorado; Curriculum and Instruction; Gifted and Talented Education

B.S. Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) Elementary Education

Teaching Field Specialization

MAT 5310, Analysis and Practice of Teaching

MAT 6311, Classroom Assessment

Research Interests and Areas

Teacher Education

Classroom Assessments

Cultural Competence

Social Studies Education

Curriculum Development

Instructional Strategies

Specialty Areas


Affective Teacher Education: Exploring Connections among Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions; Rowman and Littlefield.
Annual Editions: Multicultural Education; McGraw-Hill (five editions).

Developing Performance-based Assessments, Corwin Press (two editions).

Navigating Cultural Competence; A Compass for Teachers, Corwin Press (two editions).

Secrets to Success for Beginning Elementary School Teachers; Corwin Press.

Secrets to Success for Social Studies Teachers; Corwin Press.

160+ (peer-reviewed) books, chapters, articles


American Educational Research Association (Research in Social Studies Education SIG Chair/Program Chair 2008-2011)

Association of Teacher Educators (President 2013-2014) (ATE Yearbook Co-Editor 2011-2016)

Southeastern Association of Teacher Educators (President 2012-2013)

Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators (President 2009-2010) (ArATE Electronic Journal Editor 2010-2016)

National Association of Multicultural Education (Journal Reviewer; 2001-2016)

National Council for the Social Studies (Assessment Community)

The Social Studies (Journal Reviewer 2001-2016)

Arkansas Geographic Alliance (Board Member 2009-2016)

State Geography Bee Moderator (2011-2016)

Kappa Delta Pi (Co-Counselor, 2010-2016)


American Educational Research Association Research in Social Studies Education SIG Service Award-recipient

Arkansas Council of the Social Studies Higher Education Educator of the Year-recipient

Association of Teacher Educators Service Award-recipient

Kappa Delta Pi Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Chapter-recipient

Phi Chapa Phi Honor Society-recipient

University of Central Arkansas Research Award-recipient

University of Central Arkansas Service Award-finalist