Brooke Blevins, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor
College of Education
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080
- Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, TX, Curriculum and Instruction — Social Studies Education, 2011
- M.A.T, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, Secondary Teaching, 2004
- B.A., Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, Economics/Speech Communication, 2003
- Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education, National Center for State Courts, Spring 2022
- Texas National Association of Multicultural Educators (NAME), Outstanding Research Award, Spring 2022
- American Association of Curriculum and Teaching John Laska Dissertation Award in Teaching, Fall 2013
- American Education Research Association, Social Studies Special Interest Group, Best Paper Award, May 2011
Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. She earned her B.A. in Economics and Speech Communication and her M.A.T from Trinity University, and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to entering higher education, Dr. Blevins served as a high school teacher in Texas. Dr. Blevins’ is a leader in the field of civic education. Her research interests include educating and empowering young people to become active and engaged civic participants and preparing teachers to engage in transformational and humanizing education. Dr. Blevins serves as the co-director for the iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Rooted in action civics and digital technologies, iEngage is an innovative program providing high quality, action oriented civic education experiences to students and teachers. Dr. Blevins has been awarded more than $285,000 in grant funding to support this program and associated research. In 2022, she was awarded the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education from National Center for State Courts.
Dr. Blevins teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in secondary education, social studies education, academic writing and research, and multicultural education. She has a passion for equipping teachers and educational leaders with the resources needed to engage in humanizing practices. Dr. Blevins has chaired over 30 dissertations and published widely with her students. In addition, Dr. Blevins has won several awards for her research including the 2022 Texas National Association of Multicultural Education Outstanding Researcher Award, 2013 Jon Laska Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Association of Curriculum and Teaching, and the 2011 Best Paper Award from the AERA Research in Social Studies Education SIG for her work with SSIRC.
Dr. Blevins serves as the media and book review editor for Theory and Research in Social Education. An active member of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council for the Social Studies, Dr. Blevins served as the 2019 Chair of the CUFA Executive Board. She has also held leadership positions in the American Association of Educational Research (AERA).
Brooke and her husband, Ben, have three children, Elisha, Adiya, and Elliana. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, gardening, and exercising.
- Social Studies Education
- Civic Education
- Action Civics
- Critical Historical Inquiry
- Online Doctoral Education
- Teacher Education