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Dr. William Cole - Secondary Education (History, Geography; Instructional Administration

Assistant Professor
Department of Teacher Education and Social Work

Phone: 4784712880

Locations:
  • Macon - Education - TEB 324
    Phone: 4784712880
Office Hours: Spring 2021
Tuesday: 9 am- 12 pm and 1 pm- 4 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm- 4 pm
Biography: I was born and raised in mountainous east Tennessee, where I served as a high school teacher and principal for 14 years. I have worked for a number of years as an adjunct professor, program director, and assistant professor. Before arriving at MGA, I worked for three years as Director of School Partnerships and Assistant Professor of History Education at Shorter University.
Courses: Spring 2021
EDUC 3520
EDUC 5001
EDUC 5005
EDUC 5006
Education: AAS in Forestry from Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tennessee
BS in History from Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee
MA in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee
Ph.D. in Education from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee
CV: Curriculum Vitae
William Gary Cole
135 Christopher Drive, Gray, Georgia 31032
423-271-5657
william.cole@mga.edu
williamgarycole75@gmail.com

Academic Degrees
Ph.D. 2015 The University of Tennessee Teacher Education
M.A. 2010 Tennessee Technological University Instructional Leadership
B.S. 2001 Tennessee Wesleyan University History
A.A.S 1996 Hiwassee College Forestry

Professional Experience
2019- Present Assistant Professor of Education, Middle Georgia State University, Macon, Georgia
2016-2019 Director of School Partnerships/ Assistant Professor of Education, Shorter University, Rome, Georgia
2015-2016 Upward Bound Director, Hiwassee College, Madisonville, Tennessee
2014-2016 Instructor, Cleveland State Community College, Madisonville, Tennessee
2013-2015 Principal, Sequoyah High School, Madisonville, Tennessee
2011-2013 Freshman Academy Principal, Sequoyah High School, Madisonville, Tennessee
2001-2011 Social Studies Teacher, Sequoyah High School, Madisonville, Tennessee

Professional Licensure
Tennessee Professional Teacher License #293884
Expires 8/31/2024

Tennessee Beginning Administrator License #293884
Expires 8/31/2023

Books
Turner, T.N., Clabough, J., & Cole, W.G. (Eds.). (2015). Getting to the core of the common core with social studies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Book Chapters
Cole, W.G. (submitted). Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and inquiry. In S. Roberts and C. Elfer (Eds.), Hollywood or History: An inquiry-based strategy for using cartoons to teach topics in elementary and secondary social studies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Cole, W.G. & Cole, A. (2021). King Arthur: Heroes and villains; fiction and reality; legends and movies. In S. Roberts and C. Elfer (Eds.), Hollywood or History?: An inquiry-based strategy for using film to teach world history. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Cole, W.G. (2015). Getting to the “Core” of the problem: Decision-making activities and Common Core State Standards. In T.N. Turner, J. Clabough, & W.G. Cole (Eds.), Getting to the core of the common core with social studies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Turner, T. N., Cole, W. G., & McConkey, L. H. (2013). An alliance with promise. In W. Russell (Ed.), Digital social studies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Peer-Reviewed Publications
Cole, W.G. (2020). Get in their heads: Perspective-taking in the social studies. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Cole, W.G., & Padgett, G. (2018). Through their eyes: Perspecti
Professional Experience: 2001-2011 History Teacher- Sequoyah High School- Madisonville Tennessee
2011-2013 Freshman Academy Principal- Sequoyah High School- Madisonville Tennessee
2013-2015 Principal- Sequoyah High School- Madisonville Tennessee
2012-2015 Adjunct Professor- Cleveland State Community College- Cleveland Tennessee
2015-2016 Program Director- Hiwassee College- Madisonville Tennessee
2016-2019 Director of School Partnerships and Assistant Professor- Shorter University- Rome Georgia
2019-Present Assistant Professor- Middle Georgia State University- Macon Georgia
Professional Affiliations: Georgia Council for the Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies
International Society for the Social Studies

Organizations: Old Clinton Historical Society
Friends of the Macon-Bibb Library
Jarrell Plantation Volunteers
Awards and Honors: April, 2019 Shorter University Faculty Member of the Year
August, 2010 Veterans of Foreign Wars Regional Teacher of the Year
May, 2010 Tennessee School Board Association Award for Excellence in Education Programs
November, 2009 Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History
April, 2008 Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year
January, 2007 Little Tennessee Valley Education Cooperative Teacher of the Year

Publications: Books
Turner, T.N., Clabough, J., & Cole, W.G. (Eds.). (2015). Getting to the core of the common core with social studies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Book Chapters
Cole, W.G. (submitted). Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and inquiry. In S. Roberts and C. Elfer (Eds.), Hollywood or History: An inquiry-based strategy for using cartoons to teach topics in elementary and secondary social studies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Cole, W.G. & Cole, A. (2021). King Arthur: Heroes and villains; fiction and reality; legends and movies. In S. Roberts and C. Elfer (Eds.), Hollywood or History?: An inquiry-based strategy for using film to teach world history. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Peer-Reviewed Publications
Cole, W.G. (2020). Get in their heads: Perspective-taking in the social studies. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Cole, W.G., & Padgett, G. (2018). Through their eyes: Perspective taking activities for social studies classes. The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies, 79(2), Article 2.



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