John P. Broome, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and the Program Director of PreK-12, Secondary, and Special Education programs in the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the foundations of teaching and learning, instructional design and assessment, equity and social justice, social studies methods, classroom management and educational research. In 2016 he received the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award from the University of Mary Washington.
Dr. Broome is also the UMW Director of the Hungry Brains! at Hazel Hill, a student-run tutoring program for high-poverty elementary and middle school students in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. Students in Dr. Broome’s education classes tutor diverse youth in the program using culturally responsive teaching practices as a service-learning component of their coursework. See the UMW Great Minds at Work article featuring the program.
Dr. Broome’s research interests focus on the teaching and learning of social studies – methods, teacher education, social justice, critical race theory, teaching controversial current events, global studies, and comparative methods in alternative (such as Montessori) and international learning environments. His work has been presented in locally, nationally and internationally. Recent conferences include the American Educational Research Association (AERA), College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), Virginia Council for the Social Studies (VCSS) and International Montessori Congress of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Recent publications appear in the book, Research on the Status of Social Studies: Views from the Field, and in the journals Social Studies Research and Practice and the Journal of Social Studies Research. He has a forthcoming co-authored chapter on the teaching of the Black Lives Matter movement in Using Inquiry to Teach about Race in Social Studies.
He earned his B.A. in Government from The College of William & Mary, a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (History and Social Studies) from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in Education (Social Studies Education) from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.
Before joining UMW, Dr. Broome taught secondary social studies in public and private schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
This site provides updates on his teaching, research, presentations, and publications.