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Michael Kopish

  • Assistant Professor
  • Teacher Education
  • Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services
  • kopish@ohio.edu
  • 740-593-4421
  • 603-717-1432
  • Faculty page

Areas of Expertise:
Civic Education, Diversity, Inclusion, Differentiation and Literacy Practices, Education, Mentoring Practices for Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers, Professional Development through School-University Partnerships, Service Learning, Social Studies Education, Teacher Education, Youth Participation and Civic Engagement

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Michael Kopish is a professor of teacher education at Ohio University’s Patton College of Education with expertise in instructional practices and assessments that emphasize disciplinary literacy in social studies. His major interests include teaching and learning in social studies classrooms; inclusive disciplinary literacy practices; and youth civic engagement.

Kopish has authored numerous academic articles for scholarly journals, such as  Democracy in Education  and the  Journal of Research on Adolescence. He is the co-editor of the book  Schools and Urban Revitalization: Rethinking institutions and community development  (2014, Routledge). In addition, he's spoken at conferences across the country and served as an educational consultant to numerous clients.

Prior to Ohio University, Kopish taught at Plymouth State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Northeast Iowa Community College.

He is a member of the American Education Research Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the Ohio Council for the Social Studies, the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools.

Kopish has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Coe College.

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