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Adrianne Pinkney

Adrianne Pinkney, Visiting Assistant Professor

Adrianne Pinkney
Adrianne Pinkney, Visiting Assistant Professor

School of Education
315 War Memorial Hall 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Adrianne Pinkney is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Education. 

  • Citizenship education with emphasis on Social Studies Education
  • Democratic Education for urban youth of color and low-socioeconomic status
  • Charter schools
  • Comparative Education
  • Cultural relevance
  • PhD, Emory University
  • MEd, University of Georgia
  • BA, Spelman College
  • Member of the School of Education Equity, Inclusion, & Student Experience committee
  • National Council for the Social Studies College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) Member
  • Jacqueline Jordan Irvine Award for Exemplary Paper in Multicultural Education, 2013 Division of Educational Studies, Emory University
  • Gates Millennium Scholar, Scholarship Recipient, 2004 - 2015
  • Division of Educational Studies Full Fellowship, Emory University, Atlanta GA, 2011- 2016


Hahn, C., & Pinkney, A. (2014). Civic Education in the United States, Handbuch fiir Politishe Bildung. [Handbook in Political Education]. (582-598) Wochen Schau Verlag: Wochenschau Verlag.    

Journal Articles

Pinkney, A. (2016).  The Role of Schools in Educating Black Citizens: From the 1800s to the Present. Theory & Research in Social Education 44 (1), 72-103.

Pinkney, A., & Faison, M. Z-J. (2013). Critical Citizens: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Urban Schools, Ohio Social Studies Review, 50(2), 30-38.

Pinkney, A. (2013). Closing the Civic Empowerment Gap. [Review of the book No citizen left behind, by M. Levinson]. Theory and Research in Social Education, 41,(1), 176-178.

Pinkney, A. (2012). International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education. [Review of the book International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education, ed. by Knoester, M.]. Teachers College Record.

  • Burton, E., Dahlen, K., Hilton, R., King S., and Patterson, R.  (2013) Administrator Guidelines for Band Director Evaluation American School Band Director Association.

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