Evan Mooney

Lecturer in Teacher Education

122 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469

Bio: Dr. Evan Mooney is a lecturer in teacher education in the School of Learning and Teaching at the University of Maine. His area of expertise is elementary and secondary social studies education, curriculum and pedagogy. Lines of inquiry focus on social studies teacher education programs, interdisciplinary science and social studies instruction, and the development of transformative social studies content, instruction, and teaching. Prior to coming to Maine, Dr. Mooney taught in the Educational Foundations department at Montclair State University and earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University in 2015.

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015, Kent State University

Courses taught at UMaine

  • EHD 101: The Art and Science of Teaching
  • EHD 202: Education in a Multicultural Society
  • ESS 315: Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
  • EHD 504: Teaching and Assessing for Student Learning in the Secondary School
  • EHD 586: Seminar: Action Research in PreK-12 Schools
  • EHD 587: Practicum: Action Research in PreK-12 Schools

Sample publications

  • Crowe, A. R., Mooney, E. & Hawley, T. S. (2018). Preservice teachers’ visions of themselves: Powerful teachers or powerful social studies teachers? Journal of Social Studies Research and Practice, 13(1).
  • Mooney, E. & Cho, D. (2018). “The classroom is the marketplace of ideas: How glocal events and contexts shape education for democratic citizenship.” In Grinberg, J. & Schwarzer, D. (Eds.), Understanding glocal contexts: What every teacher needs to know. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company.
  • Hawley, T. S., Hostetler, A. L., & Mooney, E. (2016). Reconstruction of the fables: The myth of education for democracy, social reconstruction, and education for democratic citizenship. Critical Education, 7(4), 1-12.