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Debra Shulsky, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3607
Email: shulsky@uhcl.edu
Office: 1119.6

Areas of Expertise

  • Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Education
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Instructional Strategies and Curriculum Planning
  • Qualitative Research (Self-Study)


Presentations (most recent)

  • Shulsky, D. & Kirkwood, D. (2013, October). Going Graphic with Environmental Education: Using Comics in K-12 Classrooms. Presented at the annual North American Association for Environmental Educators conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Shulsky, D., Bowie, C., Davis T., Lambert, M., Molina, P. (2013, October). A cornucopia of connections: Using the hunger games in the social studies. Presented at the annual conference for the Texas Council for Social Studies, San Antonio, TX.
  • Hendrix E., & Shulsky D. (2013, June) Integrating Content Methods Instruction to Facilitate Student Learning: Reflecting on an intensive field-based integrated program. Presented at the Texas Association for Teacher Educators, Austin, TX.
  • Shulsky, D. (2013, May) Integrating the College and Readiness Standards in a Social Studies Methods Course. Presented at the College and Career Readiness Initiative Faculty Collaborative Conference, Austin, TX
  • Shulsky, D., Hendrix E., Weiser, B., Moore K., & Browning S. (2013, February). Journey to Life Long Learning through Curricular Integration: Experience of one elementary teacher education program. Presented at the Association for Teacher Education conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Laney, J., Shulsky D., Philipose, S., & Shahid, J. (2013, February). Meeting College and Career Readiness Standards Using Powerful and Authentic Social Studies. Presented at the Association for Teacher Education conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Shulsky, D. (2012, October). Lessons from Henry: Exposing the educational bigotry of a critical teacher educator. Presented at the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum, San Antonio, TX
  • Smith, D., Willis, J. & Shulsky D. (2012, February). Meaning making: Developing technology competencies within the context of social justice issues. Presented at the Association for Teacher Education conference, San Antonio,TX
  • McDonald, D., Divoll K., Shulsky D., Smith D., & Craig C. (February 2012) Establishing Scholarly Identity in our academic sandbox: Drawing lines in the sand. Presented at the Association for Teacher Education conference San Antonio, TX
  • Shulsky, D. (2012, October). The road to civically competent citizens: Exploring primary documents for expressions of citizenship. Presented at the Texas Council for the Social Studies, Arlington, TX

Research Projects

  • Ongoing self-study research on teacher education, specifically Social Studies education.
  • Critical Thinking and Cognitive Literacy for Young Learners
  • Innovative approaches to curriculum that incorporates unconventional "text" including graphic novels.
  • Integrated Curriculum