Kristy Brugar, Ph.D.
Moderator, NCHE President 2020-2021
Kristy is an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman, OK. Previously, she was an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and a middle school social studies teacher in Maryland and Michigan. Dr. Brugar earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education from Michigan State University. Dr. Brugar is a recipient of the OU Jeanine Rainbolt College of Education Junior Faculty Award (2017), the National Council for the Social Studies, College and University Faculty Assembly Early Career Award (2017), and the OU Robert L. and Nan A. Huddleston Presidential Professor of Education (2018). She is a long-time member of both NCHE and NCSS. Her research interests include social studies and history education, interdisciplinary instruction involving history/social studies, literacy, and visual arts, and teacher development.