Associate Professor
Department of Teaching & Learning

Brandon Butler

3123 Education Building
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Social Studies Education, University of Georgia, (2011)

M.A. in Secondary Education, Georgia College & State University, (2003)

B.S. in History, Georgia College & State University, (2002)

Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Certificate
Sponsoring Organization: University of Georgia
Date Obtained: 2011-08-06
Teaching, 6-12 Broad Field Social Science
Sponsoring Organization: Georgia Professional Standards Commission
Date Obtained: 2003-05-03

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Butler, B. M. "Training teacher support specialists in the work of instructional coaching" $7,000. Old Dominion University. May 5, 2016 - August 26, 2016
Suh, Y., Butler, B. M. and Colwell, J. "The long road from Brown: School desegregation in Virginia." $176,322. Federal. October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015
Colwell, J. and Butler, B. M. "BLiSS: Building Literacy in Social Studies Continuation" $71,566. State. July 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015
Butler, B. M., Colwell, J. and Suh, Y. "BLiSS: Building literacy in social studies." $54,626. State. July 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014

Expertise

Social Studies Education
Teacher Educator Development
Self-Study
Qualitative Research Methodology

Research Interests

Social Studies Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Coherence, Student Teaching, Mentoring, Supervision, Paired Student Teaching

Articles

Beck, J., Hinton-Johnson, K. and Butler, B. M. (2022). Truly open to all: Three ways to diversify teacher leadership. Phi Delta Kappan 104 (2) , pp. 32-36.
Diacopoulos, M., Gregory, K., Branyon, A. and Butler, B. M. (2022). Learning and living self-study: Guidelines for the self-study journey. Studying Teacher Education 18 (2) , pp. 175-196.
Diacopoulos, M. and Butler, B. M. (2020). What do we supervise for? A self-study of learning student teaching supervision. Studying Teacher Education 16 (1).
Grant, M. and Butler, B. M. (2018). Why self-study? An exploration of personal, professional and programmatic infludences in the use of self-study research.. Studying Teacher Education 14 (3).
Gregory, K. H., Diacopoulos, M., Branyon, A. P. and Butler, B. M. (2017). From skepticism to scholarship: Learning and living self-study research in a doctoral seminar. Studying Teacher Education 13 (3).
Crompton, H., Giannakos, M., Butler, B. M. and Ulmer, L. (2016). Effective technology integration in K-12 schools: Essential conditions and rubrics. Distance Education in China 8 , pp. 27-56.
Butler, B. M. and Diacopoulos, M. (2016). Re/learning student teaching supervision: A co/autoethnographic self-study. Studying Teacher Education 12 (2) , pp. 117-134.
Crompton, H., Giannakos, M., Butler, B. M. and Ulmer, L. (2016). Effective technology integration in K-12 schools: Essential conditions and rubric . Distance Education in China 8 , pp. 27-56.
Butler, B. M. and Burgin, S. (2016). Jamestown and power lines: Teaching controversy in an inter-disciplinary manner. Social Education 80 (1) , pp. 46-51.
Burgin, S. and Butler, B. M. (2016). Controversial environmental issues explored through interdisciplinary perspectives: The case of the bald eagle, the botanical garden, and the airport. ScienceScope 39 (7) , pp. 41-48.
Butler, B. M. (2016). The impaired enactment of paired student teaching: A case study of triadic relationships. Critical Issues in Teacher Education 23 , pp. 53-65.
Suh, Y., Butler, B. M. and Yaco, S. (2015). Integrating oral history into a social studies methods course: Lessons learned. MuseumEdu 2 , pp. 101-108.
Butler, B. M., Suh, Y. and Scott, W. (2015). Knowledge transmission versus social transformation: A critical analysis of purpose in elementary social studies methods textbooks. Theory and Research in Social Education 43 (1) , pp. 102-134.
Butler, B. M., Burns, E. A., Frierman, C., Hawthorne, K., Innes, A. and Parrott, J. A.. (2014). The impact of a pedagogy of teacher education seminar on educator and future teacher educator identities. Studying Teacher Education 10 (3) , pp. 255-274.
Butler, B. M., Burns, E., Hawthorne, K., Innes, A., Frierman, C. and Parrott, J. A.. (2014). Reflections on educator and teacher educator development: Implications of a pedagogy of teacher education seminar on practice. Critical Issues in Teacher Education 21 , pp. 4-20.
Logan, K. and Butler, B. M. (2013). "What do we know about elementary social studies?": Novice secondary teacher educators on learning to teach elementary social studies methods. Studying Teacher Education 9 (3) , pp. 267-283.
Butler, B. M. and Cuenca, A. (2012). Conceptualizing the roles of mentor teachers in student teaching.. Action in Teacher Education 34 (4).
Dinkelman, T., Cuenca, A., Butler, B. M., Elfer, C., Ritter, J. K.., Powell, D. J.. and Hawley, T. (2012). The influence of a collaborative doctoral seminar on emerging researcher-teacher educators.. Action in Teacher Education 34 (2) , pp. 172-190.
Cuenca, A., Schmeichel, M., Butler, B. M., Dinkelman, T. and Nichols, J. R.. (2011). Creating a “third space” in student teaching: Implications for the university supervisor’s status as “outsider.”. Teaching and Teacher Education 27 (7) , pp. 1068-1077.
Cuenca, A. and Butler, B. M. (2010). Culturally responsible social studies.. Middle States Social Studies Journal 1 (1) , pp. 5-10.

Books

Butler, B. M. and Bullock, S. (2022). Learning through collaboration in self-study: Critical friendships, collaborative self-study, and self-study communities of practice. Springer.

Book Chapters

Bullock, S. and Butler, B. M. (2022). Reframing collaboration in self-study Learning through collaboration in self-study: Critical friendships, collaborative self-study, and self-study communities of practice Springer.
Butler, B. M. and Bullock, S. (2022). The complications of collaboration in self-study Learning through collaboration in self-study: Critical friendships, collaborative self-study, and self-study communities of practice Springer.
Branyon, A., Diacopoulos, Gregory, K. and Butler, B. M. (2022). The power of autobiography in establishing a self-study community of practice Learning through collaboration in self-study: Critical friendships, collaborative self-study, and self-study communities of practice Springer.
Diacopoulos, M. (2021). Pedagogical and andragogical considerations in online teacher education Online teaching and learning for teacher educators Rowman and Littlefield.
Roberts, S., Butler, B. M., Kendrick, D. and Widdall, V. (2020). “Isn’t it peachy:” The successes and pitfalls of teaching controversial topics in eighth-grade Georgia Studies Critical perspectives on teaching in the southern United States Lexington.
Butler, B. M. and Branyon, A. P. (2020). Who does self-study and why? International handbook of self-study of teaching and teacher education Dordrecht: Springer.
Butler, B. M. (2019). Self-study and preparing the next generation of teacher educators. Preparing the next generation of teacher educators for clinically-intensive teacher preparation. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Grant, M. and Butler, B. M. (2018). What drives a teacher educator to self-study? An exploration of personal, professional, and programmatic influences Pushing boundaries and crossing borders: Self-study as a means for knowing pedagogy (pp. 125-131) Auckland: University of Auckland.
Butler, B. M. (2016). Navigating the pre-tenure process: Experiences of a self-study researcher Enacting self-study as methodology for professional inquiry (pp. 241-247) Auckland: Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices.
Branyon, A. P., Diacopoulos, M., Gregory, K. H. and Butler, B. M. (2016). The power of autobiography: Unpacking the past, understanding the present, and impacting the future while establishing a community of practice Enacting self-study as methodology for professional inquiry (pp. 119-125) Auckland: Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices.
Suh, Y., Butler, B. M. and Yaco, S. (2015). Integrating oral history into a social studies methods course: Lessons learned Oral history, museums, and education. Under the auspices of the Greek Oral History Association (pp. 223-232).
Roberts, S. L. and Butler, B. M. (2014). Consumers and producers in the social studies classroom: How Web 2.0 technology can break the cycle of "teachers and machines." Digital social studies. (pp. 147-166) Information Age Publishing.
Roberts, S. L.. and Butler, B. M. (2012). Idealizing and localizing the presidency: The president's place in state history textbooks. The new politics of the textbook: Critical analysis in the core content areas. (pp. 287-303) Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Conference Proceeding

Butler, B. M. (2014). Learning to teach emerging teacher educators Changing practices for changing times: Past, present, and future possibilities for self-study research (pp. 41-43) Auckland: University of Auckland.
Butler, B. M., Cuenca, A. and Elfer, C. J.. (2012). Metaphors of complexity: The roles of university supervisors Extending inquiry communities: Illuminating teacher education through self-study (pp. 68-71) Provo, UT: Brigham Young University.
Butler, B. M. and Cuenca, A. (2009). Culturally responsible teaching: A pedagogical approach for the social studies classroom (pp. 14-18) Orlando Florida: ISSS Annual Conference Proceedings .

Presentations

Butler, B. M., Burgin, S. and McConnell, W. (February , 2015). Co-teaching in elementary science and social studies methods: Lessons learned from a socio-scientific issues unit Paper Association of Teacher Educators Phoenix, AZ.
Butler, B. M. and McConnell, W. (February , 2015). Critical friendship in a doctoral seminar: Benefits from the faculty and student perspective Paper Association of Teacher Educators Phoenix, AZ.
Burgin, S., Butler, B. M. and McConnell, W. (January , 2015). Engaging preservice elementary teachers in multidisciplinary lesson planning around socio-scientific issues through the collaborative efforts of science and social studies teacher educators. Poster Association for Science Teacher Education Portland, OR.
Butler, B. M., Suh, Y., Diacopolous, M., O'Hearn, M. and Scott, W. (November , 2014). The role of a collaborative doctoral seminar in consuming and producing social studies scholarship Paper College and University Faculty Assembly Boston, MA.
Butler, B. M. (August , 2014). Learning to teach emerging teacher educators Paper Herstmonceaux X: The Tenth International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices East Sussex, England.
Suh, Y., Butler, B. M., Diacopolous, M., O'Hearn, M. and Scott, W. (April , 2014). Crossing intellectual boundaries: Learning to be teacher educator-researchers in a doctoral seminar Paper American Educational Research Association Philadelphia, PA.
Butler, B. M. and Elfer, C. J.. (February , 2014). Student teaching breakout sessions: A case study of a third learning space in student teaching Paper Association of Teacher Educators St. Louis, MO..
Butler, B. M. (February , 2014). The impaired enactment of paired student teaching: A case study of ineffectual triadic relationships Paper Association of Teacher Educators St. Louis, MO.
Butler, B. M., Burns, E., Frierman, C., Hawthorne, K., Parrott, J. and Innes, A. (April 29, 2013). Becoming teacher educators: The impact of a pedagogy of teacher education seminar on emerging teacher educator identities. Paper American Educational Research Association San Fransisco, CA.
Butler, B. M., Burns, E., Frierman, C., Hawthorne, K., Parrott, J. and Trizna, A. (February , 2013). Enacting teacher and emerging teacher educator identity: Implications of a pedagogy of teacher education seminar on practice Paper Association of Teacher Educators Atlanta, GA.
Butler, B. M. (February , 2013). Uncovering the “black box”: Common attributes of coherent teacher education programs Paper Association of Teacher Educators Atlanta, GA.
Dinkelman, T., Murphy, K., Butler, B. M., Elfer, C., Pan, S., Cuenca, A. and Nichols, J. (November , 2012). Becoming teacher educators: A conversation on the influence of social studies doctoral education on the next generation of social studies teacher educators Paper College and University Faculty Assembly Seattle, WA.
Butler, B. M., Suh, Y. and Scott, W. (November , 2012). Knowledge transmission versus social transformation: A critical analysis of big ideas in elementary social studies methods textbooks Paper College and University Faculty Assembly Seattle, WA.
Butler, B. M., Cuenca, A. and Elfer, C. (August , 2012). Metaphors of complexity: The roles of university supervisors. Herstmonceuz IX: The Ninth International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices East Sussex, England.
Butler, B. M. (April , 2012). Promoting a culture of collaboration: Possibilities and problems of alternative approaches to traditional student teaching. American Educational Research Association Vancover, BC.
Murphy, K. and Butler, B. M. (December 1, 2011). Outsourcing Elementary Social Studies: The Influence of Critical Friendship on Learning to Teach Elementary Social Studies. College and University Faculty Assembly Washington, DC.
Butler, B. M. (April 30, 2011). “Ethic of care” and teacher education research: One teacher educator’s exploration of qualitative research ethics. American Educational Research Association New Orleans.
Butler, B. M. (November , 2010). Challenging the construction of student teaching supervision: The possibilities of collaborative action research American Educational Research Association Denver, CO.
Roberts, S. L.. and Butler, B. M. (November 11, 2010). The presidency and state history textbooks: Consequences of ideology and bias in middle grades social studies. College and University Faculty Assembly Denver, CO.
Butler, B. M. and Cuenca, A. (May , 2010). Conceptualizing the roles and responsibilities of mentor teachers. American Educational Research Association Denver, CO.
Dinkelman, T., Butler, B. M., Cuenca, A., Nichols, J. R. and Schmeichel , M. (February , 2010). Creating a “third space” in student teaching: Implications for the university supervisor’s status as “outsider.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Atlanta, Georgia.
Dinkelman, T., Cuenca, A., Schmeichel, M., Butler, B. M. and Nichols, J. R. (November , 2009). Peering into the black box: A collaborative self-study of social studies teacher education College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies Atlanta, Georgia.
Butler, B. M. and Cuenca, A. (February , 2009). Culturally responsible teaching: A pedagogical approach for the social studies classroom International Society for the Social Studies Annual Meeting Orlando Florida.
Butler, B. M., Elfer, C. and Roberts, S. L. (November , 2008). Structuring the tandem-placement student teaching experience the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies Houston, Texas.
Nichols, J. R., Cuenca, A. and Butler, B. M. (October , 2008). Structured academic controversy: A guide to including controversial issues in the classroom annual meeting of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies Athens, Georgia.
Butler, B. M. (October , 2008). How to create and implement historical inquiry in the classroom The annual meeting of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies Athens, Georgia.
Cuenca, A., Nichols, J. R. and Butler, B. M. (October , 2008). Moving past stereotypes: Approaching world geography in a culturally responsible manner The annual meeting of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies Athens, Georgia.
Elfer, C., Roberts, S. L. and Butler, B. M. (March , 2008). Mentoring single and tandem-placement student teachers: A comparative self-study the annual meeting of the Harvard Student Research Conference Cambridge MA.
Crabb, K., Butler, B. M. and Carroll, N. (October , 2002). Integration of GIS in a middle school classroom The annual meeting of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies Athens, Georgia.
  • 2022: Most Collaborative Grant and Contract Award, Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
  • 2022: Provost's Leadership Development Series, Old Dominion University
  • 2019: University Doctoral Mentoring Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2019: W. Robert Houston Leadership Academy, Association of Teacher Educators
  • 2015: Clinical Practice Fellow, Association of Teacher Educators
  • 2013: Emerging Scholars Series, Association of Teacher Educators
  • 2010: GCSS Service Award, Georgia Council for the Social Studies
  • 2009: Marion J Rice Award, University of Georgia