Professional Bio

Thomas L. Dynneson is a founding faculty member of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) and is a Professor Emeritus. He began his career as a high school history teacher in Evergreen High School, Evergreen Colorado and then moved to Edina school district in Edina, Minnesota where he taught for three years in Southview Jr. High before moving to Edina High School where he taught American History, government and geography. Dynneson is a Macalester College graduate where he received a B.S. in Business Administration and then completed a teaching certificate in secondary education, with a history major and geography minor. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in education and anthropology at the University of Colorado, Dynneson taught social studies methods at Coe College for one year before moving to Odessa, Texas where he helped organize and open the education and anthropology departments. Over the course of his career, Dynneson was invited to serve as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University where he began to organize the Citizenship Study Project with Professor Richard E. Gross of Stanford University and Professor James A. Nickel of UTPB. Dynneson has presented many papers and published many articles related to anthropology and education, citizenship instruction, social studies instruction, as well as research technologies. The publications of Dynneson are too numerous to list (for a full listing of my publications contact the author). He was the co-editor and author of Social Science Perspectives on Citizenship Education and author of Civism: Cultivating Citizenship in European History. Currently, Dr. Dynneson has published a new book that explores the development civism in ancient Athens. This 2008 book is titled: City-State Civism in Ancient Athens: Its Real and Ideal Expressions. This book is now available through Amazon and most other outlets.

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Selected Works

Biography and Curriculum Development
The development of the Elementary Social Studies Curriculum
Anthropology and Education
An Evaluation of Anthropology Projects for the Social Studies Curriculum
Social Studies Curriculum - Phi Delta Kappa Fastback #199
This 1983 publication contains a review of important models developed for the social studies
History
This book focuses on the development of civism as it contributed to ancient Greek culture, and helped to shape the psychology of citizenship in the Western world.
Nonfiction
This work consists of an anthology of authors in which they describe their disciplinesí perspective on citizenship education.
This is a college level textbook that is designed as a means to help teacher candidates learn to prepare instruction.
This book is an exploration of the relationship between citizenship and civism through a general survey of European history.