Jeff Greiner

Faculty Profiles

Jeffrey Greiner

Jeff Greiner

Assistant Professor
230 Madeleva Hall



  • PhD, North Carolina State University (Curriculum and Instruction – Social Studies Education)
  • MS, Peru State College (Curriculum and Instruction – Instructional Technology)
  • BS, Iowa State University (History, Secondary Education)

Areas of Expertise 

  • Social Studies Education
  • Social Justice Education
  • Inquiry-based Teaching
  • Middle Grades Education
  • C3 Framework/Inquiry Arc


Research Interests 

  • Social Studies Education
  • Social Justice Education
  • Inquiry-based teaching
  • Critical Pedagogies
  • Inquiry-Based Teaching/C3 Framework

Courses Recently Taught 

  • ​EDUC 220 Instructional Technology
  • EDUC 240 General Elementary Methods
  • EDUC 302 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary and Middle School
  • EDUC 443  Teaching Social Studies in the Jr High/Middle/High School

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Manfra, M. M., & Greiner, J. A. (2016). "Technology and disciplined inquiry in the world history classroom." Social Education, 80(2), 123-128.
  • Greiner, J. A. (2016). Seventh-grade social studies versus social meliorism. The Social Studies, 1–9.
  • Greiner, J. A. (2017). Fixing the world: Social justice in 7th grade world history. In Possibilities in Practice: Social Justice Teachings in the Disciplines (pp. 121-132). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
  • Medlock Paul, C. and Greiner. J.A. (2017). "Critical Literacy in the Disciplines." Presentation at the International Literacy Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Manfra, M. and Greiner. J.A. (2017). "Disciplined Inquiry in Middle Grades World History." Presentation at the College and University Faculty Association/National Council for the Social Studies conference, San Francisco, 2017.
  • Manfra, M. and Greiner. J.A. (2018). "The Emancipatory Potential of Practitioner Research in the Social Studies." Presentation at the College and University Faculty Association/National Council for the Social Studies conference, Chicago, 2018.
  • Greiner, J. A. (2019). Using the C3 Inquiry Arc to teach critical issues in a social studies classroom (Publication No. deg17948) [Doctoral Dissertation, North Carolina State University].
  • Manfra, M. M., and Greiner, J.A. (2020) Integrating the C3 Framework in the social studies: An action research study. Social Studies Research and Practice, 5(4).
  • Greiner, J. A. and Higgs-Coulthard, K. (2022).Toward an integrated approach: Social studies disciplinary literacy in elementary methods courses. Ohio Social Studies Review, 58 (1): Article 2.

Professional Memberships 

  • National Council for the Social Studies/College and University Faculty Assembly