Katherine Perrotta is a History and Teacher Education instructor. She earned her B.S. in Secondary Social Studies from State University of New York and M.A. in History from the City University of New York College of Staten Island. Katherine is a doctoral student at Georgia State University. Her Ph.D. will be in Teaching and Learning with a Concentration in Social Studies Education. Katherine's coursework includes United States History, trends and issues in social studies education, qualitative research, social foundations of education, and educational policy studies. Her dissertation examines factors that promote historical empathy in secondary social studies and undergraduate history courses.
Prior to teaching at KSU, Katherine was a limited-term and adjunct History and Education instructor at Georgia Perimeter College. She taught United States History, World History, Issues in Education, and Diversity and Multicultural Education courses. She proposed, designed, and taught a Perspectives on Critical Issues: History of American Fashion course in which students analyzed topics in United States History through material cultural studies. She was a participant in the GPC Bridging World Cultures Grant by promoting engaged learning in her courses through document analyses. Katherine regularly participates in local, regional, national, and international conferences. Her research and publication interests include historical methods, technology implementation, online learning, standards-based curriculum development, student engagement, the Antebellum North, Cold War studies, Critical Race Theory, and civil rights in United States History.
Katherine is a professionally certified social studies and history educator in New York and Georgia. She is a former social studies teacher in the New York City Department of Education where she taught United States History. Katherine collaborated with the Brooklyn Library Connections program where students engaged in hands-on archival and primary source research. She created a standards-based college and career preparedness curriculum for at-risk youth for a non-profit in Atlanta that also included service learning opportunities.