James Duke Laney

Department Chair, Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
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Contact Info
Office: 
Matthews Hall 206-E
Phone: 
940-565-2602
Email: 
jim.laney@unt.edu

Dr. Laney received his B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in Elementary Education from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas). His earned his doctoral degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a major in Learning and Instruction and a minor in Curriculum and the Study of Schooling. Dr. Laney's research interests include generative teaching-learning theory, general social studies education, economic education, aging education, and arts integration. His teaching responsibilities include courses in the E-6 and 4-8 undergraduate teacher certification programs, the Curriculum and Instruction Master's Program, and the Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Program.


Selected Articles, Chapters, and Books

Lucey, T.A., Laney, J.D., & Giannangelo, D.A. (2013). Lessons for teaching about multicultural issues: The social studies tune-up. Oregon Journal of the Social Studies, 1(2), 22-38.

Lucey, T.A., Laney, J.D., Lycke, K., and Connelly, C. (2013) Dimensions of citizenship through the lens of The Hunger Games: Fiction and the visual and performing arts as springboards for citizenship education. The Social Studies, 104(2), 190-199.

Lucey, T.A., and Laney, J.D., Eds. (2012). Re-framing financial literacy: Exploring the value of social currency. Charlotte, North Carolina:Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Lucey, T.A., and Laney, J.D. (2012). Using art and community investigation to motivate preservice teachers’ learning and teaching of social and economic/ financial justice issues. In Lucey, T.A., and Laney, J.D. (Eds.), Re-framing financial literacy: Exploring the value of social currency. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Lucey, T.A., and Laney, J.D. (2012). From classroom to community: Preparing preservice teachers in the art of teaching about social justice. In Breaking the mold of education for culturally and linguistically diverse students: Innovative and successful practices for 21st century schools. Volume 3. Lanham, Maryland: R&L Education.

Lucey, T.A., and Laney, J.D. (2009). This land was made for you and me: Teaching the concept of economic justice in the elementary and middle school grades. The Social Studies, 100, (6), 260-272.

Laney, J.D. (2008). Teaching financial literacy through the arts: Theoretical underpinnings and guidelines for lesson development. In T.A. Lucey/K.S. Cooter (Eds.), Financial literacy for children and youth (pp. 237-257). Athens, GA: Digitaltextbooks.biz.

Lucey, T.A., Bates, A.B., and Laney, J.D. (2008). Relating art to social studies teaching: An interview with Ruth Meissen, Illinois 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year. Journal of the Illinois Council for the Social Studies, 68, 7-14.

Laney, J.D. (2007). Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series: Art as narrative history. The Social Studies, 98(4), 131-135.

Laney, J.D. (2005). The “art” of teaching social studies. The Social Studies Texan, 21(1), 70-72.

Laney, J.D. (2004). Using vicarious story experiences to teach economic concepts. The Social Studies Texan, 19(3), 71-72.

Laney, J.D. (2001). Enhancing economic education through improved teaching methods: Common sense made easy. In J. Brophy (Ed.), Advances in research on teaching series: Volume 8: Subject-specific instructional methods and activities(pp.409-433). Stamford, CT: JAI Press.

Recent Conference Papers and Invited Addresses

Laney, J.D., Shulsky, D., Shahid, J., and Philipose, S.M. (February 18, 2013). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Atlanta, GA.

Henning, M.B., Lucey, T., Marri, A., Laney, J.D., VanFossen, P., and Schug, M. (November 15, 2012). Integrating economics into the social studies methods class: A panel discussion on contemporary research and practices. Special session presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly, National Council for the Social Studies, Seattle, WA (refereed).

Lucey, T., Lycke, K., Connelly, C., and Laney, J.D. (February 14, 2012). Satisfying cravings for citizenship education: Hunger Games and the arts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, San Antonio, TX (refereed).

Laney, J.D., Dixon-Krauss, L., Harris, M., Mohr, K., King, K., Wickstrom, C., and Frank, I. (February 13, 2012). Evolution of a unit assessment system: Lessons learned during the first full year of implementation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, San Antonio, TX (refereed).

Lucey, T., Laney, J.D., and Green, V. (December 1, 2011). Re-framing financial literacy: Exploring the value of social currency. Book talk presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly, National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.

Laney, J.D., Dixon-Krauss, L, Harris, M., Mohr, K., King, K., and Sutton, T. (February 15, 2011). Unlocking the door to accreditation: Using technology and “key assessments” for program evaluation and data-drive decision-making in teacher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, Florida.

Lucey, T.A., and Laney, J.D. (November 4-6, 2010). Using art and community investigation to motivate preservice teachers’ learning and teaching of social justice issues. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education, St. Louis, Missouri.

Lucey, T.A., Laney, J.D., Giannangelo, D., and Cowart, M. (May 2, 2010). Agreement with tenets of social and financial justice: Views from preservice teachers at four universities. Roundtable paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Research Association, Denver, Colorado.

Laney, J.D., Harris, M., Mohr, K., and Proctor, S. (February 15, 2010). Assessing the professional dispositions of preservice teachers using the Teacher Disposition Index. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago, Illinois.

Lucey, T.A., Laney, J.D., Giannangelo, D., and Cowart, M. (February 16, 2010). Using music and visual art to stimulate preservice teachers’ attitudes towards teaching for social justice: Outcomes from four institutions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago, Illinois.

Lucey, T.A., Laney, J.D. (November 2009). Some like it hot; Facilitating conversations about controversial topics. National Council for the Social Studies, Atlanta, GA.

Current Activity in Professional Organizations

Consulting Editor, The Social Studies

Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Selection Panel and Legislative and Governmental Relations Committee, Association of Teacher Educators

Foundation Representative, UNT/TWU Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa

Professional Memberships

American Educational Research Association

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Association of Teacher Educators

National Council for the Social Studies

Phi Delta Kappa

Awards

ATE Leadership Academy, 2008-2009

Harold E. Mitzel Award for Meritorious Contribution to Educational

Practice through Research

Academic Key’s Who’s Who in Education

Marquis Who’s Who in American Education

J.C. Matthews Chair for Research in Education

Honor Professor, UNT

Top Prof, UNT

Faculty Recognition Award, UNT

Generations of Excellence Award, UNT