Assistant Professor, Education Department
B.A. McDaniel College (History/Political Science dual major)
M.A. McDaniel College (Secondary Social Studies)
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh (Instruction and Learning)
Contact and Office Hours
In-person: Monday 3pm-5pm
Virtual: Friday 1pm-3pm
ED 322: Database Programming and Connectivity
ED 605: The Dynamics of Human Relations
ED 673: Secondary Education Curriculum Methods: Social Studies
ED 680: Secondary Education Curriculum Methods: Inclusive Instruction
Academic, Teaching, and Professional Interests
Dr. Fitzgerald is an Assistant Professor at Wagner College where he teaches secondary social studies and educational technology courses. Currently, he is studying the operative skills in which high school students engage when participating in civic activity. In addition, he also explores the confluence of new media technologies and civic engagement in the 21st Century. He is the author of a number of articles in press about implications of civic engagement curricula for both post-secondary and K-12 education as well as an abridged civic engagement curriculum, based on Generation Citizens’ model.
Selected Presentations, Grants, and Publications
Andes, S., Fitzgerald, J.C., DeVito, J., Morton, P., Fuchs, A., Haskell, S. (2012). Ethical Dilemmas in the Engagement of College Students, Service Recipients, and Staff of Diverse Backgrounds: The Value of Similarities and Differences. Symposium presentation at the New York Metro Area Partnership for Service-Learning Symposium, New York, New York.
Fitzgerald, J.C. (2010). ‘It Doesn’t Say’: Exploring seventh-grade students’ understanding of asyndetic constructions in history textbooks. Paper presented at the National Council for the Social Studies, College and University Faculty Assembly, Denver, Colorado.
PI: Wagner Faculty Research Grant 2012 Project Title: An Examination of the Thought Processes of Civic Dual Activists and High School Students
Fitzgerald, J.C. (in press). “It Doesn’t Say:” Exploring students’ understanding of asyndetic constructions in history textbooks. Social Studies Research and Practice.
Fitzgerald, J.C. (2011) A generation citizen abridged curriculum. For use by Generation Citizen within their partner schools.
Fitzgerald, J.C. (2011). Remembering George Washington: What do instructional materials teach us about Washington’s patriotism?. The Social Studies. 102(6), 242-248.
Fitzgerald, J.C. (2009). Textbooks and primary source analysis. Social Studies Research and Practice, 4(3).
Selected Awards, Honors, and Service
- Diversity Action Council Award, Wagner College, 2012