Director of Secondary Social Studies Education
Dr. Stanley joined the faculty at CMU in 2023 after earning her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in social studies education at The Pennsylvania State University. She is a former high school social studies teacher, academic advisor, and National History Day coach.
Publications & Presentations
Leo, B., Cesare, A., Dvir, B., Hass, D., Hill,
K. M., Lewis, T. M., Metzger, S. A., Patterson, A. N., Smith, A., Stanley,
M. K., Van Haren, K., & Weinstein, E. (2021). Trauma-informed
practices [Online professional development module]. The Holocaust, Genocide
and Human Rights Education Initiative at Penn State. https://www.holocaust-ed-initiative.psu.edu/course/trauma
Stanley, M. K. & Metzger, S. (2023). The Holocaust and 21st century media. In M. Polgar & J. Suki (Eds.), The Holocaust: Remembrance, Respect, and Resilience. Penn State University, https://psu.pb.unizin.org/holocaust3rs/chapter/the-holocaust-and-21st-century-media/ CC BY-NC 4.0.
Stanley, M. K. & Schroeder, S. (2023). Problematizing white allyship in the civil rights curriculum of Studies Weekly®. The Social Studies, 114(1), 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/00377996.2022.2068491
Stanley, M.K. & Serure, D. (2022). Resistance, preservation, & reclamation in Asian American history. National Council for the Social Studies Teacher Education Research Collaborative Inquiries. https://www.socialstudies.org/tps/terc-inquiries
Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Stanley's research interests include social studies teaching and learning, social studies teacher preparation, classroom discussion, and the teaching and discussion of contentious issues.
Membership in Professional Organizations
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA)
- CUFA Teacher Education Research Collective (TERC)
- National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
- National Social Studies Supervisors Association (NSSSA)
- Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies (PCSS)
- The Social Science Education Consortium (SSEC)
- Michigan Council for the Social Studies (MCSS)