Dr. Jennice M. Wright


School-Teaching Learn and Develop Sci
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
School-Teaching Learn and Develop Sci
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, 2018, University of Missouri
  • BA, Anthropology, 2003, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs


  • ELE 438 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
  • ELE 510 The Reflective Practitioner
  • ELE 714 Advanced Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Social Studies
  • ELE 771 Research Proposal Development
  • ELE 772 Research Seminar in Elementary Education

Research and professional interests

Dr. Jennice McCafferty-Wright examines how the values and narratives we transmit through social studies education operate
as apparatuses for both maintaining and disrupting cultural norms and relationships of power. She interrogates these issues through two lines of inquiry:

  1. Social studies education in public diplomacy and counterterrorism initiatives
  2. Education for civic engagement and global understanding

Awards and honors

  • Graduate Scholar of the Year, University of Missouri, College of Education, 2018
  • Raymond White Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Missouri, 2017
  • David L. Boren Fellowship, National Security Education Program, 2016
  • John D. Bies International Research Fellowship, University of Missouri, 2016
  • Mizzou Advantage Award, University of Missouri Provost, 2015
  • Global Teacher Fellowship, Rural Schools and Community Trust, 2013
  • Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 2013

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