David HicksDr. David Hicks is an associate professor of history and social science education in the School of Education at Virginia Tech. He holds a BA (Hons) in Social History from Lancaster University (UK), a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with distinctions in theory and practice from Leeds University (UK), an MA in History from the State University of New York at Cortland, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech. David taught middle school and high school social studies and served as a museum curator/educator at the History Museum of Western Virginia on the “29 Let’s Go” D-day exhibit before completing his Ph.D.  His publications include a co-edited book with E. Thomas Ewing entitled Education and the Great Depression: Lessons from a Global History published by Peter Lang and numerous book chapters and journal articles. His research interests include examining the nature and purpose of the teaching of history in a standards based setting, and the integration of multi-media and digital technologies to support the teaching and learning of history and social science. He serves on the advisory board for Drexel University College of Medicine’s Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections Digital History Toolkit and the American Heritage Society’s Heritage Education Project. David has served as PI or CO PI on a number of grants including Funds for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Teaching American History Grants, and more recently on a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Grants. He has also served as an evaluator on TAH grants. He has served as co-editor of the social studies section of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) online journal Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education. He has also served as Chair and on the executive board of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council of the Social Studies.