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Arren Swift

Dr. Arren Swift is an Assistant Professor at the University of West Georgia in the Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education. Arren received a B.S. in Social Studies Education, an M.A. in American History from Adams State University and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Social Studies from the University of South Florida. He is an active member in numerous professional organizations such as the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and National Council for History Education (NCHE). His research is focused on social studies education, teacher education, and project-based learning. His scholarship examines these issues by illuminating the voices of students. Prior to his appointment at the University of West Georgia, Dr. Swift was a clinical assistant professor at Sam Houston State University and prior to that he worked as a high school social studies teacher for eleven years. Dr. Swift has been able to take his knowledge, experience, and skill to higher education as he trains the next generation of educational leaders. 

  • B.S., Social Studies Education, University of So Florida, 2008
  • MA, American History, Adams State University, 2015
  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Florida, 2019

Fall 2020 Sections

  • SEED-4243 (Instruct Strat: Sec Soc Sci Ed) Section: 01 Download Syllabus [PDF]
  • SEED-4243L (Inst Strat for Sec Soc St Lab) Section: 01
  • SEED-6262 (Instrct. Strat. for Soc. Stu E) Section: 01D
  • CURR-6575 (Curriculum Trends and Issues) Section: E02 Download Syllabus [PDF]

Swift, A. (2020) C-SPAN: Primary source analysis made possible through remote instruction. In Context, 3(3), 1-5.

Swift, A. (2019) The importance of teaching the American Revolution utilizing effective methods. In Context, 2(4), 7-11.

Swift, A. (2019). Fort Foster and the Second Seminole War. The Historian, (175), 2-4.

Swift, A. (In Press). Social Emotional Learning in the Social Studies Classroom. Auburn Hills, MI: Teacher's Discovery.

Swift, A. (2020). An enhanced understanding of social learning in classrooms. Oregon Journal of the Social Studies, 8(1), 45-61.

Swift, A. (2019). Enacting project-based learning in AP United States history. Auburn Hills, MI: Teacher's Discovery.

Swift, A. (2018) Integration of project-based learning in elementary social studies," The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies, 79(2), Article 4. Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol79/iss2/4

Swift, A. (2018). Explaining Exploros: A social science technological innovation to enhance student participation. Oregon Journal of the Social Studies, 6(1), 63-70.

Swift, A. (2018). Cost-benefit analysis of the United States involvement in wars: Project-based learning in AP American history. In Context, 1(2), 6-7.

Swift, A. & Johnson, J. (2018) Snapchat: The use of social media in the social studies classroom. In Context, 2(1), 6-9.

Berson, I.R, Berson, M.J., Snow, B., Chappel, J., Swift, A., Bendely, T., Alghamdi, R. (2017). Capture the Flag [App]. Amesbury, MA: Muzzy Lane Software. Retrieved from KidCitizen, a Congress, Civic Participation, and Primary Sources Project from the Libra

Swift, A. (2017). Social and emotional learning: The memoir of a practitioner. In Context, 1(1), 6-7.

Chappell, J., Swift, A., Alghamdi, R., Bendely, T., Berson, M. J., & Berson, I. R. (2017). Capture the Flag—Teacher’s guide. Amesbury, MA: Muzzy Lane Software. Retrieved from KidCitizen, a Congress, Civic Participation, and Primary Sources Project from

Project-based Learning

Research focus is on project-based learning.