Dan Krutka

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 206-Q
Phone: 
940-565-3272
Email: 
Dan.Krutka@unt.edu

Daniel G. Krutka, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education in  the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas, where he joined the faculty in 2017. His research interests concern citizenship education and the role participatory media might play in cultivating more democratic educational experiences. Dr. Krutka has authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and he is an editor for Keywords in the Social Studies: Concepts and Conversations to be published by Peter Lang Publishing in 2018. To these ends, he was awarded the 2016 Early Career Award by the Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (TACTL) SIG of AERA and the 2017 Outstanding Research Paper Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). He currently serves as the Chair for the Social Studies Research SIG of AERA and is a board member for the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA). He is also a board member for the non-profit #sschat network and a co-host of the Visions of Education podcast (VisionsOfEd.com). In additions to teaching high school social studies in Oklahoma City for six years, he completed his undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the University of Oklahoma.  He can be found on Twitter @dankrutka.

Selected Publications

Krutka, D. G., Nowell, S. D., & Whitlock, A. M. M. (2017). Towards a social media pedagogy: Successes and shortcomings in educative uses of Twitter with teacher candidates. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25(2), 215-240.

Krutka, D. G. (2017). Remixing current events: Navigating the transmedia terrain with fifth graders. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 29(4), 27-31.

Krutka, D. G., Carpenter, J. P., & Trust, T. (2017). Enriching professional learning networks: A framework for identification, reflection, and intention. TechTrends, 61(3), 246-252.

Houser, N. O., Krutka, D. G., Roberts, R. D., Pennington, K., & Coerver, N. A. (2017). Navigating the reform-accountability culture in Oklahoma social studies. Theory and Research in Social Education, 45(1), 7-42.

Krutka, D. G. & Christ, R. C. (2017). Interrogating the medium and the message: Utilizing historical documentaries to teach about genocide. In W. Russell & S. Waters (Eds.), Cinematic social studies (pp. 183-211). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Krutka, D. G., Carpenter, J. P., & Trust, T. (2016). Elements of engagement: A model of teacher interactions via professional learning networks. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 32(4), 150-158.

Trust, T., Krutka, D. G., & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). “Together we are better”: Professional learning networks for teachers. Computers & Education, 102(1), 15-34.

Krutka, D. G. & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). Why social media must have a place in schools. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 52(1), 6-10.

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2015). Engagement through microblogging: Educator professional development via Twitter. Professional Development in Education, 41(4), 707-728.

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2014). How and why educators use Twitter: A Survey of the Field. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 46(4), 414-434.

Selected Presentations

Damico, N. & Krutka, D. G. (2018, March). Mindfulness and Twitter in Teacher Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD. (Session accepted).

Krutka, D. G. & Hurlbut, A. (2018, March). Wisdom of Practice: A Programmatic Approach to Creating, Developing, and Implementing Practice-Based Teacher Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD. (Session accepted).

Heath, M. & Krutka, D. G. (2018, March). Eliciting Student Thinking: Pedagogy of Inquiry for High Leverage Practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD. (Session accepted).

Colley, L. & Krutka, D. G. (2017, November). Stories of feminism: Students’ historical and contemporary perceptions of gender. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA. (Session accepted).

Krutka, D. G. (2017, November). Technology. In Krutka, D. G., Helmsing, M., & Whitlock, M. A. (Session organizers), Keywords in the social studies: Concepts and conversations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA. (Session accepted)

Krutka, D. G. (2017, November). Mediums and mindfulness: Theories for inquiry in a “fake news” era. In J. Stoddard (Symposium organizer), Media and civic education in the post-truth era: Concepts, methods, and measures. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA. (Symposium accepted)

Krutka, D. G. & Broome, J. (2017, November). Masculinity and marching. In M. Crocco (Contemporary Issue Dialogue organizer), The global women’s marches of January 2017: What do they mean for citizenship education? Session presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA. (CID accepted)

Krutka, D. G. (2017, April). Tweeting alongside teachers: The need for an emic approach in researching educational social media uses. In J. Hochman (Symposium organizer), Data, big and small. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Carpenter, J. P., Krutka, D. G., Linton, J. N. Trust, T. (2017, April). Informal and teacher-directed professional learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Krutka, D. G., Carpenter, J. P., Trust, T. (2017, April). Supporting participatory teacher learning: A framework for professional learning network enrichment. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Krutka, D. G. (2017, March). The #sschat Network: History, Purpose, & Implications of a Subject-Area Network. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.

Krutka, D. G., Trust, T., & Carpenter, J. P. (2017, March). Moving beyond silos: Professional learning networks in higher education. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.

Krutka, D. G. & Damico, N. (2017, March). Mindful tweeting: Holistic social media integration with teacher candidates. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.

Krutka, D. G. & Carano, K. T. (2017, January). Videoconferencing for Global Citizenship Education: Wise practices for social studies educators. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) Retreat, Orlando, FL.

Current Service Activities

Chair, Social Studies Research Special Interest Group (SIG), American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2017-2018.

Board member, College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), 2017-2020.

 Co-chair, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Social Media SIG, 2016-2018.

Technology & Media JAVA Co-Leader, College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), 2015-present.

Co-host, Visions of Education podcast. Episodes and show notes retrieved from VisionsOfEd.com.

Board member, the #sschat Network, 2012-present.

Memberships

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA)

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS),

Pi Lambda Theta (PLT)

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE)

Society of Philosophy and History of Education (SOPHE)