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Dr. Richard Hughes

Professor
History
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 302B
Office Hours
Tuesdays 2-3:15 pm, Thursdays 2-3:15 pm, and By Appointment
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

136.001History Of The United States Since 1865

136.002History Of The United States Since 1865

290.001History-Social Science Teaching Methodology I

Teaching Interests & Areas

Professor Hughes teaches courses in both United States history and history education. Before obtaining his graduate degrees, he taught history, government, and economics for four years at Southern High School in Durham, North Carolina and frequently serves as a reader for the College Board's Advanced Placement U.S. History exam. His research interests include twentieth-century social and cultural American history and he has published book chapters and articles in The Oral History Review, The Historian, The History Teacher, Social Education, The Social Studies, and Social Studies Research and Practice. Hughes is currently the assistant editor and book review editor of Teaching History: A Journal of Methods.

Research Interests & Areas

20th Century America Social History, History Education

Ph D History

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

MA History

Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Other

St. Edward's University
Austin, Texas

BA Political Science

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Influential and Inspirational Faculty Award

Department of History
2021

Impact Award

University College, Ilinois State University
2021

Influential and Inspirational Faculty Award

Department of History
2020

Influential and Inspirational Faculty Award

Department of History
2020

Influential and Inspirational Faculty Award

Department of History
2019

Influential and Inspirational Teaching Award

2018

Nomination - Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Baylor University
2018

Outstanding University Teacher Award

Illinois State University
2018

Influential and Inspirational Teaching Award

Department of History
2017

Influential and Inspirational Teaching Award

Department of History
2016

Book Review

Hughes, R. Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine that Rewrote America. Sarah Drake Brown (EDs). Teaching History: A Journal of Methods 46.1 (2021): 37-39.
Hughes, R. The Great Texas Social Studies War of 1961-1962. Shirley Marie McCarther (EDs). American Educational History Review 48.1 (2021): 83-87.
Hughes, R., Cornale, K., Nies, A., & Wilson, E. Decolonizing the Corps of Discovery: A Collaborative Review of Teaching Critically about Lewis and Clark. Sarah Drake Brown (EDs). Teaching History: A Journal of Methods 45.2 (2020): 42-49.
Hughes, R. The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History. Sarah Drake Brown (EDs). Teaching History: A Journal of Methods 45.1 (2020)
Hughes, R. They Called Us Enemy. Sarah Drake Brown (EDs). Teaching History: A Journal of Methods 45.2 (2020): 62-64.

Book, Chapter

Hughes, R., Hawkins, M., & Lopez, K. History, Literacy, and Popular Culture: Using Graphic Novels to Teach the Struggle for Racial Justice. Edward Janek and Ludovic A. Sourdot (EDs), Educating through Popular Culture: “You’re Not Cool Just Because You Teach with Comics". Lexington Books (2017)

Journal Article

Hughes, R., & Shields, T. Propaganda and the 1936 Olympics: History, News Literacy, and Selling Nazi Germany to American Tourists. Jennie Bauduy (EDs). Social Education 85.3 (2021): 180-185.
Richard Hughes and Sarah Drake Brown. Collective memory and historical narratives: The African American civil rights movement. History Education Research Journal. Vol. 18(2):166-182. DOI: 10.14324/HERJ.18.2.03
Hughes, R. Why Teach History. Grace Leatherman (EDs). History Matters 32.6 (2020)
Hughes, R., & Mendoza, N. Assessment in the History Classroom. Teaching History: A Journal of Methods 44.2 (2019): 51-56.
Hughes, R. New Guidelines for SoTL in History: A Discipline Considers the SoTL Turn?. Teaching History: A Journal of Methods 44.2 (2019): 34-43.

Presentations

Civil Rights and Historical Narratives: Assessing Students as Emerging Teachers. Annual Conference of the Organization of American Historians. Organization of American Historians. (2021)
Teaching LGBTQ + History: An Inclusive Approach. Annual Spring Symposium on Teaching History and the Social Sciences. Regional Office of Education, McLean County Museum of History, Department of History. (2020)
Encountering History and History Instruction: Perceptions of Emerging Teachers. SoTL Commons Conference: A Conference of Teaching and Learning. (2019)
From Epistemological Architecture to Clinical Experiences: Teaching History Across Settings. ISSOTL 2019. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. (2019)
Images, Collective Memory, and Forging Historical Narratives: A Study of Teaching and Learning the African American Civil Rights Movement. HEIRNET 2019 Annual Conference. History Educators International Research Network (HEIRNET). (2019)
Navigating Historical Maps: Teaching Geographic and Historical Thinking. 2019 Annual Conference. National Council for the Social Studies. (2019)
Propaganda and the 1936 Olympics: History, News Literacy, and Selling Nazi Germany to American Tourists. 2019 Annual Conference. National Council for the Social Studies. (2019)
Taking Your Teaching to the Next Level: The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW). Symposium on Teaching and Learning. Illinois State University. (2019)
Three Enduring Problems for History Teachers (And How to Manage Them). 2019 Annual Conference. American Historical Association. (2019)
Historians, Teachers, and Students: Impact of Students' Perceptions on Classroom Instruction and Curriculum Development. Research on Teaching and Learning Conference. McMaster University. (2018)

Grants & Contracts

College of Arts and Sciences International Travel Grant. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2019)
SoTL Travel Grant. Cross Chair for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Illinois State University. (2019)
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Travel Grant. Cross Chair for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Illinois State University. (2018)
History Teacher Candidates and Discipline-Specific Pedagogy: Theory, Policy, and Practice in England and the United States. Illinois State University: Office of the Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning , SoTL Mini-Grant, FY16. Illinois State University. (2015)
March Graphic Novel for Local High School History Teachers. Illinois Council for the Social Studies. State. (2014)