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John McElroy

Assistant Professor
Office: 253 Bessey Hall
Skype: jdm246

Research Areas:

Community Literacy, Teacher Preparation, and Education Reform


John McElroy earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Clemson University in 2017. His professional experience includes two decades of secondary and post-secondary classroom teaching (college writing, high school English and history) with a short four-year stint as a technical writer.


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy), Clemson University 2017

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Roberts Wesleyan University, 1996

B.A., English, San Diego Christian College 1989

Representative Work:

McElroy, J. (2013). Review of the book The Challenge of Rethinking History Education: On Practices, Theories, and Policy, by B. VanSledright. Journal of Social Studies Research 37, pp. 121-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.jssr.2013.01.001

Stevens-Smith, D., McElroy, J., Olding, S., and Roper C. (submitted 11/12). Reliability and validity of the on-line assessment of learning potential using the individual learning profile questionnaire. International Journal of Learning.

Selected Courses Taught:

WRA 101: Writing as Inquiry

Research or Academic Affiliations:



Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society