David Zwart - D-1-202 MAK, (616) 331-8818, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor of History
Fields: Social Studies Education, Migration History, Dutch-American History
Degrees: BA, History and Education, Dordt College, 1999
MA, History, California State University, Fresno, 2004 PhD, History, Western Michigan University, 2012 Teaching Fields: Social Studies Strategies, Social Studies Capstone,
American History, Field Supervision
I am most interested in researching and writing about the intersection of religion, ethnicity, and commemoration. I have done this by examining how Dutch Americans in the twentieth century constructed an ethno-religious identity through commemorations of institutions and enclaves.
I am also interested in pre-service teacher preparation in the field of history and social studies education, particularly examining historical thinking.
Selected Publications and Presentations:
"Preachers, Pews, and Pupils: Commemorating the Past in Twentieth-Century Dutch America" Holland, Mich.: Van Raalte Press, 2011.
"For the Next Generation: Commemorating the Immigration Experience in the United States and Canada" Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Econonmische Geschiedenis 7, no. 2 (2010): 126-150.
"Constructing the Homeland: Dutch Americans and the Netherlands Information Bureau during the 1940s," Michigan Historical Review 33, no. 3 (Fall 2007): 81-100.
"Bringing Historical Thinking to the Classroom," Iowa Council for the Social Studies, October 18, 2011.