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John  Broome - University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA, US

John Broome

Associate Professor of Education | University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, UNITED STATES

Dr. Broome’s research centers on social justice and civic education.



John P. Broome is an associate professor and the program director of pre-K through 12, middle and secondary education programs in the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the foundations of teaching and learning, instructional design and assessment, social studies methods, classroom management and educational research.

Dr. Broome also is the UMW director of the HungryBrains! at Hazel Hill, a student-run tutoring program for high-poverty elementary and middle school students in downtown Fredericksburg, Va. Students in Dr. Broome’s education classes tutor diverse youth in the program using culturally responsive teaching practices as a service-learning component of their coursework.

Dr. Broome's research interests focus on the intersection of civic learning and social justice in teacher education programs and schools in the United States and other countries. He also studies multicultural education, experiential learning, Montessori education, service learning, and online and hybrid teaching models. His work has been presented locally, nationally and internationally. Recent conferences include the American Educational Research Association (AERA), International Montessori Congress of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), Virginia Council for the Social Studies (VCSS), the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the College and University Faculty (CUFA) of the National Council for the Social Studies. Recent publications appear in Social Studies Research and Practice, the Journal of Social Studies Research and The Free Lance-Star.

Before joining UMW, Dr. Broome taught secondary social studies in public and private schools in the commonwealth of Virginia.

Areas of Expertise (11)

Classroom Management

Instructional Technology

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Service Learning

Experiential Education

Action Research

Civics Education

Educational Research

Social Studies Methods

Critical Studies

Montessori Education

Education (3)

University of Virginia: Ph.D., Education, Graduate Studies

George Mason University: M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate Studies

The College of William and Mary: B.A., Government, Undergraduate Studies

Media Appearances (3)

UMW professor's online support group goes global

The Free Lance-Star  print


John Broome didn’t realize that the Facebook group he created had gone global until a professor in Australia noted that there, the current semester isn’t “Spring 2020” but “Fall 2020.”

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IU professor, alumna help higher ed teachers get acquainted with remote learning

Indiana University  online


John Broome, an associate professor in the College of Education at Virginia's University of Mary Washington, started the collective, Lee and Howell said. But they were early joiners and took an active part in helping it grow.

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'Panic-gogy': Teaching Online Classes During The Coronavirus Pandemic

OPB.org; NPR  online


There’s also a Facebook group with 15,000 members started by longtime “edupunk” John Broome at the University of Mary Washington, called “Online Learning Collective.”

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Articles (3)

John Broome Co-Authors Op-Ed on Virginia Social Studies

Eagle Eye


John Broome, associate professor in the UMW College of Education, was among 17 Virginia professors who contributed to Testing Times: Teaching history, social science creates informed citizenry an op-ed featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch...

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COE Faculty Present at AERA Conference

Eagle Eye


Janine Davis, Courtney Clayton and John Broome, all assistant professors in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, presented their research at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association on “The Power of Educational Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy” in Philadelphia on April 6, 2014. Their study investigates the ways that action research impacts professional identity among preservice teachers. AERA is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. AERA is the most prominent international professional organization for educational researchers, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. Its more than 25,000 members are educators; administrators; directors of research; persons working with testing or evaluation in federal, state and local agencies; counselors; evaluators; graduate students; and behavioral scientists...

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John Broome Featured Speaker in Civic Seminar Hosted by Tufts

Eagle Eye


John P. Broome, assistant professor in curriculum & instruction in the College of Education, was the featured speaker in an online seminar hosted by The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement ...

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