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Feb. 15, 2023

Ellsworth elected vice president of national social studies council

Dr. Tina Ellsworth

Dr. Tina Ellsworth

Dr. Tina M. Ellsworth, an assistant professor of professional education at Northwest Missouri State University, has been elected vice president for the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) for 2023-24.

During her four-year term, Ellsworth will next serve as president-elect and then as president, culminating as past president in 2026-27.

“This is a remarkable accomplishment for Dr. Ellsworth – a tribute to her deep content knowledge and command of the discipline,” Dr. Tim Wall, the dean of Northwest’s School of Education said. “I’m sure she will represent the Northwest School of Education with excellence.”

Ellsworth serves as a member of the NCSS Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. She also is a writer and facilitator for the council’s teaching with primary sources online methods text and professional learning programs.

Her leadership experiences include past president of the Missouri Council for the Social Studies, co-founder of the Kansas University Council for the Social Studies, co-chair of the NCSS Membership Committee, co-lead of the College and University Faculty Assembly’s Teacher Education Research Collective, and member of the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education Restructure Task Force.

Ellsworth joined the Northwest faculty in 2021 and teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework related to curriculum, multiculturalism, social studies and change management.

Previously, she taught middle and high school social studies in addition to working as an economic education specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a K-12 social studies coordinator for Olathe (Kansas) Public Schools. She earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in social studies education from the University of Kansas. She has a master’s degree in history and a bachelor’s degree in social studies education, both from the University of Central Missouri.


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