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Barry Joyce

Barry Joyce

Barry Joyce is the Co-Coordinator of the History/Social Studies Secondary Education program and the new Master of Arts in Social Studies in World History program at the University of Delaware. He received his Ph.D. in American History from the University of California, Riverside, in 1995. He came to the University of Delaware in 2000. A former National Park Service Ranger, he wrote  A Harbor Worth Defending for the Park Service in 1996. His book, The Shaping of American Ethnography; The Wilkes Exploration Expedition, 1838-1842, was a part of the University of Nebraska’s series on Critical Anthropology. He has recently finished a research project, entitled History, Myth, and the American Character; The Story of the First United States History Textbooks: 1820-1900, and is now working on a project that investigates historical  representations and perceptions of shared sacred space in the American Southwest. He has just begun a study that is analyzing pre-service and in-service teacher’s conceptual understanding of World History. He teaches courses on the American West and Native American History on campus and in the American Southwest, in addition to various social studies education courses.