LaGarrett King

  • Associate Professor

LaGarrett J. King is an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin after an eight year teaching career in Georgia and Texas. His primary research interest examines how Black history is interpreted and taught in schools and society. He also researches critical theories of race, teacher education, and curriculum history.

Dr. King has received two early career scholar awards for the Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural studies special interest group of the American Educational Research Association and the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies. He has also been published in scholarly journals such as Theory and Research in Social Education, Race, Ethnicity, and Education, Journal of Negro History, and Teaching Education.

Areas of Expertise

  • African American History Education
  • Social Studies and Curriculum Foundations
  • Race Critical Theories and Knowledge
  • Critical Multicultural Teacher Education