Scott M. Waring, Ph.D. Scott M. Waring, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Coordinator
School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership



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Dr. Scott M. Waring is a Professor and the Program Coordinator for the Social Science Education Program at the University of Central Florida. He earned his B.S. and M.A. in Education from the University of South Florida and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Social Studies Education, with a minor in Instructional Technology. He teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in social science methodology, research, and theory. While at the University of Central Florida, Dr. Waring has won the Award for Excellence in Research, the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Excellence in Academic Advising Award, and the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising for the University of Central Florida. He is the current Co-Chair for the Teacher Education and Professional Development Committee of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), Chair for the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education's (SITE) Social Studies Special Interest Group, and Chair of the Florida College and University Faculty Assembly. Dr. Waring serves as the Editor for Social Studies and the Young Learner, a Co-Editor for Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education – Social Studies, and the Interdisciplinary Feature Editor for Social Studies Research and Practice. He has served as a member of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) House of Delegates and on the Executive Board for the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA - the higher education research affiliate of NCSS). He has over 100 conference and workshop presentations and has written or co-written grants totaling over $4 million, including a Teaching with Primary Sources grant from the Library of Congress, a Fulbright-Hays grant (Czech Republic), and three United States Department of Education Teaching American History grants. Dr. Waring has published a book, multiple journal articles, and book chapters focusing on the teaching and learning of history and the utilization of technology in teaching.


Grant Project(s)

Successfully Teaching Educators about Primary Sources (STEPS)
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