Aubrey Southall, PhD

Aubrey SouthallChair of Secondary Education
Office Location: Institute for Collaboration 222C
Phone Number: 630-844-6178
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PhD, Teaching and Learning, Georgia State University 
EdS, Teaching and Learning, Georgia State University
MEd, Social Studies Education, The University of Georgia
BA, Political Science, The University of Georgia
BSEd, Social Studies Education, TESOL, The University of Georgia

Areas of Specialization
Social Studies Education
Culturally Relevant Instruction
Content Area ESOL Methods
Minoritized Perspectives in Secondary Content
Student Centered Classrooms

Courses Taught

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Southall, A.B., Bohan, C.H. (2017, April) A study on the impact of culturally relevant biographies on social studies instruction. American Educational Research Association, San Antonio TX. 

Southall, A.B. (2016, December) Diverse classrooms: Are you all "booked" up? National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C. 

Southall, A.B. (2016, October) Reconceptualizing the "standard" list of United States historical figures. American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, Grand Rapids, MI.

Southall, A.B. (2016) [Review of T.N. Turner, W.B. Russell, S. Waters, Essentials of elementary social studies]. Journal of Social Studies Research (40,1).

Southall, A.B., Tinker Sachs, G. (2016, February) Teachers' voices in professional discourses: An invitation to publish. Kennesaw State University ESL Conference, Kennesaw, GA.

Southall, A.B. (2015) Empowering ESOL social studies students with historically based children’s literature. Georgia TESOL in Action (1).

Southall, A.B. (2015, November) A hero lies in you: Empowering ESOL students. National Council for the Social Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Southall, A.B. (2015, October) How will the use of culturally relevant pictures and stories increase engagement in the United States History classroom in Latino ESOL students in Georgia? American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, Portland, ME.

Southall, A.B. (2014, October) Empowering ESOL students through social studies literature. National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Boston, MA.

Southall, A.B. (2014, October) Changing the "white way" to teach United States history. American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, Tampa, FL.

Southall, A.B. & Bohan, C. H. (Spring, 2014) Helping ESOL students find their voice in social studies, Georgia Social Studies Journal (4,1).

Professional Organizations
National Council for the Social Studies
College and University Faculty Assembly
American Educational Research Association
American Association of Teaching and Curriculum 

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Educators Rising 

Associate Professor