Caroline Conner joined the Department of History and Philosophy as an assistant professor of history education and history in August 2017. Dr. Conner earned her doctorate of philosophy in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis on Social Studies Education from Georgia State University in 2015. Her dissertation titled Acknowledging the Elephant in the Room: A Multiple-Case Study Exploring the Experiences of Social Studies Teacher-Coaches won the John Laska Distinguished Dissertation Award in Teaching and Curriculum in 2015. Dr. Conner has also published an article analyzing the impact that WWII had on progressive education. Her current research interests include social studies teacher-coaches, social studies education, and the history of American education. In addition to her research, Dr. Conner has extensive teaching experience in secondary public education. For over a decade, she served as a high school social studies teacher in Atlanta Public Schools. Earning a promotion to high school assistant principal in Atlanta Public Schools, Dr. Conner also has experience in public school administration. Dr. Conner teaches history education courses for pre-service secondary social studies teachers as well as American history courses, and supervises student teachers in the field.