Cynthia Williams Resor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
Social Studies Education

Master of Arts in Teaching Program Coordinator

Department of
Curriculum & Instruction
215 Bert Combs Bldg.
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475

(859) 622-2165

Office: 111 Bert Combs Bldg.

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Ph.D. - University of Kentucky
Medieval European History, Ancient Rome, Asian History, Social Studies Education
Dissertation - "Richard I Takes the Cross: Twelfth-Century Culture of Crusade

Rank I Teaching Certification - Eastern Kentucky University

M.A. - Western Kentucky University - Humanities

B.A. - Western Kentucky University - History and Mass Communications

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Courses taught at EKU:

EGC 820 Professional Studies I: Teachers, Schools, and Society

EGC 830 Professional Studies II: Learners, Teachers and Action Research

EGC 845 Teaching in the Secondary School

EGC 827/847/847 MAT Seminar

EGC 829/889 - M.A.T Capstone Seminar

ESE 549/749 Secondary Social Studies Methods

ESE 490 Secondary Classroom Management Seminar

ESE 807 Summer Academy - Connecting with the Middle Ages

ELE/EMG/ESE 807 - Food & History

ELE/EMG/ESE 807 - Social Studies: Life in the Pre-Industrial America

HIS 339 - Middle Ages


"Encouraging Students to Read the Assigned Texts: The Jigsaw Method" Teaching History, A Journal of Methods, Spring 2008

"A Whistling Girl and a Crowing Hen: Changing Productivity and Gender Expectations" (2007) Southern Rural Sociology, 22(1)

"On the Job Training: Action Research in a Middle Level Alternative Certification Program." (2005) Chapter in Caskey, M.M.. ed. Making a Difference, Action Research in Middle Level Education.. Middle Level Education, Information Age Publishing, 107-124. (Co-Author withDorie Combs and Melinda Wilder)

"The Role of Action Research in Alternative Teacher Preparation" (2004). SRATE Journal, 13(1), 20-31. (Co-Author with Melinda Wilder and Dorie Combs)

"Who Am I? - A Primary Source Mystery" (2004) Southern Social Studies Journal, (30)1, 3-12.

"The Shakers in Fiction: A Review of Five Young Adult Novels" (Fall 2005/Winter 2006) Kentucky Reading Journal

"Food & Technology: Comparing Early America and Today" (Spring 2006) Kentucky Middle School Journal, 7 (1).

"Crispin: The Cross of Lead - Good literature, but is it good history?" (2004) Kentucky Reading Journal.

"Shaker Families and Pioneer Families: Exploring Conceptions and Misconceptions of Family" (Spring 2007) Kentucky Middle School Journal.

"Karen Cushman's Middle Ages" Kentucky Middle School Journal, Fall 2008.


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Courses taught:
  • Late Middle Ages

  • Renaissance and Reformation

  • HIS 104 - History of Europe through mid-17th century

  • HUM 120 Introduction to Humanities

  • HIS 105 History of Europe since 1650

  • Sixth Grade Teacher- all subjects using the Core Knowledge Curriculum

  • High School

    Law and Justice
    U.S. History
    World Civilization
    World Geography
    French I, French II
    Yearbook, Media

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  • Historical Fiction
  • Food in History
  • Alternative Certification
  • Social Studies Education
  • Medieval History - 12th cent.
  • Shakers

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