Dr. Jeremy Hilburn

Welcome to the Watson College and the Middle Grades Program. My name is Jeremy Hilburn and I'm a faculty member in the Middle Grades Program and the MAT program coordinator. Joining the faculty is actually a homecoming for me since I earned my B.A. in History at UNCW in 1999. It's good to be back!

A little background... between my stays in Wilmington, I taught middle grades social studies in Fayetteville, NC for seven years. While teaching, I took summer classes at Teachers College, Columbia University where I earned an M.A. in Social Studies Education. I then completed my Ph.D. at UNC Chapel Hill.

Today, I enjoy teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses, but Social Studies Methods is probably my favorite. My research pursuits fall into several interconnected strands, broadly related to immigration and social studies education. In my spare time, I enjoy reading fiction and historical fiction, working out, going to the beach, and spending time with my two kids.

Again, welcome to Watson College and the Middle Grades program. I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do. If I can be of any service, please let me know.