Janet Strickland

Janet Strickland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: 678-839-6061 | Fax: 678-839-6063

Email:  jstrickl@westga.edu

Office: Education Annex 108


Dr. Strickland teaches Social Studies methods at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and research methods at the graduate level. Her research interests include Social Studies instruction for young children, innovative technologies for instruction, and social justice. She is co-editor and co-founder of Social Studies Research and Practice, a national journal for the promotion of Social Studies, and Co-editor of GATEways, a state journal of the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators.


  • B.S., Education, University of Alabama, 1993
  • M.A., Education, University of Alabama, 1996
  • Ed.S., Education, University of Alabama, 1998
  • Ph.D., Education, University of Alabama, 2000

Courses Taught

  • Summer 2014
    • ECED-7271 (Diversity & Classrm Early P-5) Section: N01
    • ECED-7271 (Diversity & Classrm Early P-5) Section: N02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N15
  • Spring 2014
    • ECED-3214 (Expl Activ:Music and Fine Arts) Section: 91
    • ECED-3271 (Curr,Instrct,Clssrm Mgt PreK-5) Section: 91
    • ECED-4289 (Teaching Internship Seminar) Section: 01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N15
  • Fall 2013
    • ECED-4261 (Tch Content/Process:Soc Stud) Section: 91
    • ECED-4286 (Teaching Internship) Section: 92
    • ECED-4289 (Teaching Internship Seminar) Section: 91
    • ECED-7272 (Classrm Mgmt Early Grades(P-5)) Section: N01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N17
  • Summer 2013
    • PTED-7246 (Comparative Education) Section: N01
  • Spring 2013
    • ECED-4286 (Teaching Internship) Section: 04 [ View Syllabus ]
    • PTED-7246 (Comparative Education) Section: N91
    • ECED-7264 (Invest Social Studies Methods) Section: N01

Selected Publications

  • Thomas-Fair, U. & Strickland, J. S. (2009). Notable trade book integrated activities. Social Studies Research and Practice.
  • Strickland, J. S. & Nazzal, A. (2005). Using WebQuests to teach content: Comparing instructional strategies. Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education; 5(3)