Faculty & Staff
Dr. Kathy Hintz
Title: Assistant Professor in Education and Social Science, Elementary Program Coordinator
Office: Swain 218H
B.A., Political Science, Carleton College
M.A.T., Social Studies, Brown University
Ph.D., Teaching and Learning with emphasis on Teacher Education, University of North Dakota
Kathy Hintz teaches courses in undergraduate teacher education and secondary social science methods. Her primary interests include social studies education, differentiated learning, inquiry-based teaching methods and inclusive teaching methods. Her dissertation research focused on the use of the Social Studies Alive! and History Alive! textbooks in elementary social studies classrooms.
Classrooms are places of collaborative, engaging learning.
Kathy Hintz has held leadership positions in local chapters of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) and Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG). She is a member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and the NCSS subgroup College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA).
Prior to joining the faculty full time she taught as an adjunct lecturer at MSU in both the social science and education departments. She also taught high school social studies in Chelsea, Michigan and has experience in fourth grade at New Canaan Country School in New Canaan, CT and English as a Second Language in Paris, France and Andover, MA. She like to garden, bicycle, and travel in her spare time.