Professor of Education
Terrie Epstein is the Coordinator of the Adolescent Social Studies Education Program. She has a B. A. and M. A. in history from Brandeis University and an M. A. and doctorate in education from Harvard University. Before coming to Hunter, she was a faculty member at the University of Denver, Boston College, University of Michigan and NYU.
At Hunter, she teaches courses on secondary social studies methods. She is an affiliated faculty member of the CUNY Graduate Center's Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, where she teaches courses on urban pedagogy.
She is interested in how young people's social identities and teachers' perspectives and pedagogies influence teaching and learning in urban schools. She is the author of Interpreting national history: Race, identity and pedagogy in classrooms and communities (Routledge Press, 2009) and co-editor of Teaching United States history: Dialogues between historians and educators (Routledge Press, 2009), as well as several articles on teaching and learning history.