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Dr. Andrew Porter
PhD, George Mason University

Secondary Education 6-12

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George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 1800
4400 University Dr.
MS 4B3
Fairfax, VA 22030

Research Interests

Dr. Porter's research agenda is based in leveraging educational psychology to bolster preservice and inservice teacher education. He is specifically interested in examining how self-regulated learning theory can support social studies teachers in developing student centered and inquiry-based instructional lessons. 

Recent Publications

Helmsing, M., Parker, A. K., Glaser, H., Zenkov, K, & Porter, A. (2022). Coaching cubed: Mentor teachers’ perspectives on the exponential nature of supporting teacher candidates during uncertain times. Forthcoming in School-University Partnerships. 

Porter, A. & Peters-Burton, E. E. (2021). Investigating teacher development of self-regulated learning strategies for secondary science students. Teaching and Teacher Education.

Helmsing, M., & Porter, A. (2021). Teaching the history of the AIDS Crisis: 40 years of HIV/AIDS in American life. Teaching Social Studies, 21(1), 11-17.

Helmsing, M., & Porter, A. (2020). History, nostalgia, or something else? Dilemmas of periodization in teaching the 1980s.Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 22(1&2), 295-298. 

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