Richard Paxton, PhD

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Dr. Paxton is a former high school history and language arts teacher. His doctorate is in educational psychology, with a specific focus on the teaching and learning of history. A former faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Dr. Paxton's research and scholarship has been published in many national and international journals. He maintains exchange programs in Uganda and Kenya.


PhD, University of Washington

MA, University of Tulsa

BS, University of Oregon

Recent Publications

Marcus, A., Paxton, R.J., & Meyerson, P.M. (in-press). “The reality of it all:” History students read the movies. Theory and Research in Social Education.

Meyerson, P.M. & Paxton, R.J. (2007). Stronger than the classroom: Movies, texts and conceptual change (or lack thereof) amidst sociocultural groups. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Celluloid Blackboard: Teaching History with Film. Information Age Publishing.

Paxton, R.J. (2005). The illusion of knowledge: Editorial perspectives on the teaching and learning of history. In M.S. Crocco (Ed.) Social Studies and the Press: Keeping the Beast at Bay. Information Age Publishers.

Paxton, R.J. (2003). Don’t know much about history: Never did. Phi Delta Kappan, v. 85, n. 4, 264-273.

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