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Faculty and Staff

Elizabeth Currin, Ph.D.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies
Department: Instruction and Teacher Education
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-2136
Office: Wardlaw 204
Elizabeth Currin, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Florida
  • M.A. in English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • B.A. in English, Wake Forest University


Elizabeth Currin is a faculty member in the curriculum studies concentration of the online Ed.D. in Educational Practice and Innovation. She primarily teaches courses on action research and also serves as a liaison within the Professional Development Schools Network. Her prior experience as a high school English teacher influences her scholarly interest in stories by and about teachers, encompassing practitioner research, the history of education, and representations of schools in popular culture.

Selected Publications

Currin, E., & Harris, C. (2021). “We could all do with some school”: The miseducation of Elizabeth and Charles in Netflix’s The crown. In I. Kinane (Ed.), Isn’t it ironic?: Irony in contemporary popular culture (pp. 153–168). Routledge.

Currin, E., Schroeder, S., & McCardle, T. (2021). Portraits of protest in Florida: How Opt-Out makes the personal political. Teachers College Record, 123(5).

Currin, E. (2020). Taking a stance: Teacher researchers’ historical and political positioning. Impacting Education, 5(2), 20-25.

Schroeder, S., Currin, E., & McCardle, T. (2020). ‘Solidarity, sisters! We’re all crazy’: The moral madness of opting out of high-stakes testing. Educational Studies, 56(4), 347-365.

Jacobs, J., & Currin, E. (2019). Making the case for practitioner inquiry in doctoral student education: Supporting the development of future teacher educators. In D. Yendol-Hoppey, D. Hoppey, & N. F. Dana (Eds.), Preparing the next generation of teacher educators for clinical practice (pp. 199-226). Information Age Publishing.

Currin, E. (2019). In loco parentis redux: Bob and Linda Belcher at Wagstaff School. In M. Dalton & L. Linder (Eds.), Teachers, teaching, and media: Original essays about educators in popular culture (pp. 47-56). Brill.

Currin, E., Schroeder, S., & McCardle, T. (2019). ‘What about race?’: Internalised dominance in the Opt Out Florida movement. Whiteness and Education.

Currin, E., Schroeder, S., Bondy, E., & Castanheira, B. (2019). Tinker, tailor, supervisor, spy: Lessons learned from distant supervision. Journal of Educational Supervision, 2(1), 78-97.

Currin, E. (2019). From rigor to vigor: The past, present, and potential of inquiry as stance. Journal of Practitioner Research, 4(1), Article 2.

Currin, E., & Schroeder, S. (2018). Taking the long view: Cultivating historical thinking in elementary teacher education. The New Educator, 14(1), 5-23.

Currin, E. (2017). Solving problems like Maria: Governess guidance in The Sound of Music. In M. Dalton & L. Linder (Eds.), Screen lessons: What I have learned from teachers on television and in the movies (pp. 201-207). Peter Lang.

Dana, N., & Currin, E. (2017). Inquiry for equity: Exploring the impact of practitioner research. Journal of Practitioner Research, 2(2), Article 1.

Currin, E. (Spring 2015). Do not go gentle into practitioner inquiry. LEARNing Landscapes, 8(2), 157-160.

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