Todd Kenreich



Ph.D., Social Studies and Global Education, The Ohio State University, 2000

M.A., Social Studies and Global Education, The Ohio State University, 1994

B.A., Government, Georgetown University, 1993

Areas of Expertise

PreK-12 social studies curriculum, digital geography in the classroom, global citizenship education, teacher professional development, social foundations of education, ethics and education


As a teacher educator, Dr. Kenreich has worked with teachers in Ohio, New York, Maryland, China, and Japan. His interests chiefly lie in the areas of social studies education and global citizenship education. With a range of international experiences, Dr. Kenreich seeks to prepare cosmopolitan teachers who can help their students more deeply understand our world and our community.

Dr. Kenreich is active in the social studies education community. He has served as national program chair of the Annual Meeting for National Council for the Social Studies College and University Faculty Assembly in San Diego, and he served as the organization’s Treasurer. Dr. Kenreich also served as the Book Review Editor for Theory and Research in Social Education, the leading journal of social studies education. In addition, he was chair of the Public Relations Committee and a member of the Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher Selection Sub-Committee for the National Council for the Social Studies.

In the media, he has been quoted in stories about educational issues by the Baltimore Sun, The Daily Record, and on Washington's WTOP 103.5 FM. He also has appeared as a panelist on Midday with Dan Rodricks on Baltimore’s WYPR 88.1 FM.

Selected Publications

Kenreich, T. W. (2016). Dijital topluluk haritalari ile coğrafi araştirma [Geographic inquiry with digital community maps]. In D. Dilek (Ed.), Sosyal Bilgiler Eğitimi [Social Studies Education], pp. 701-708. Ankara, Turkey: Pegem Akademi.

Kenreich, T. W. (2016). Digital geography and the race for the white house. The Geography Teacher, 13(3), 141-144. Available at

Kenreich, T. W. (2014). Preservice social studies teachers’ beliefs about global education: Tying the global and local together. Journal of Social Studies Education, 1-12.

Kenreich. T. W. (Ed.). (2013). Geography and social justice in the classroom. New York, NY: Routledge.

Kenreich, T. & Passe, J. (2013). Digital geography for issues-based instruction. In S. Totten & J. Pederson (Eds.) Educating about social issues in the 20th and 21st century vol. 2: A critical annotated bibliography. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.

Kenreich, T. W. (2011). Effectiveness of teaching pedagogical content knowledge through summer geography institutes. In G. S. Elbow, D. J. Rutherford, & C. Shearer (Eds.), Geographic literacy in the United States: Challenges and opportunities in the NCLB era (pp. 45-50). Washington, DC: National Council for Geographic Education.

Kenreich, T. W. (2010). Power, space, and geographies of difference: Mapping the world with a critical global perspective (pp. 57-75). In B. Subedi (Ed.), Critical global perspectives: Rethinking knowledge about global societies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.


With colleagues, Dr. Kenreich is currently writing guidelines for curriculum reform in the areas of global and international studies. He is also conducting an empirical study of maps in social studies textbooks in relation to disciplinary literacy.

Grants & Contracts

Foreign Scholar, Hyogo University of Teacher Education (Japan, 2010)

U.S. Fulbright Scholar, Kansai University of International Studies (Japan, 2008)


Co-Director of the Maryland Geographic Alliance

Book Review Editor, Theory and Research in Social Education

National Program Chair, Annual Meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies