Daniel G. Krutka, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas, where he joined the faculty in 2017. His research interests concern citizenship education and the role participatory media might play in cultivating more democratic educational experiences. Dr. Krutka has authored over 25 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and he is an editor for "Keywords in the Social Studies: Concepts and Conversations" published by Peter Lang Publishing in 2018. To these ends, he was awarded the 2016 Early Career Award by the Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning SIG of AERA and the 2017 Outstanding Research Paper Award from the International Society for Technology in Education. He is a past Chair for the Social Studies Research SIG of AERA and is a board member for the College and University Faculty Assembly. He is also a board member for the non-profit #sschat network and a co-host of the Visions of Education podcast. In additions to teaching high school social studies in Oklahoma City for six years, he completed his undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the University of Oklahoma.
Research and Specialties
Critical inquiry into social problems associated with social media, technology, and democracy; K-12 social studies teaching of hard histories and controversial issues.