Eric D. Moffa, Ed.D. Associate Professor of Education

Eric D. Moffa, Ed.D.

Newcomb 107
Curriculum Vitae


Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, West Virginia University, 2016

M.Ed. in Professional Studies, Fairmont State University, 2009

B.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education, Fairmont State University, 2005


Rural Education, Democracy and Citizenship Education, Global Citizenship Education, Digital Citizenship, Teaching Controversial Issues


Foundations of Education

Middle and Secondary Content Area Reading and Writing

Methods for Middle and Secondary Education

Educating Citizens for Democracy

Educating for Global Citizenship: Policies, Practices, and Purposes in the US and Italy (Spring Term Abroad)

Education Policy Capstone

Fieldwork in Education

Supervision of student-teachers

Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

Moffa, E. D., & Winston, J. (2023). Examining Virginia’s African American history course through the lens of racial pedagogical content knowledge. The Social Studies114(6), 266-281. 

Moffa, E. D. (2022). Hard history in hard contexts: Teaching slavery and its legacy in a neo-Confederate space. Journal of Social Studies Research. 46(4), 293-302.

Moffa, E. D. (2020). Teachers’ perspectives on global citizenship education in central Appalachia. Journal of International Social Studies, 10(3), 45-60. 

Moffa, E. D. (2019). A paradox of place:  Civic education in the rural South. Social Studies Research and Practice, 14(1), 105-121.

Moffa, E. D., & McHenry-Sorber, E. (2018). Learning to be rural: Lessons about being rural in teacher-preparation programs. The Rural Educator, 38(1), 26-40.

Waterson, R. A., & Moffa, E. D. (2016). Citizenship education for proactive democratic life in rural communities. Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice, 11(3), 213-230.

Moffa, E. D. (2016). Fostering global citizenship dispositions: The long-term impact of participating in a high school global service club. The Social Studies, 107(4), 145-152.

Waterson, R. A., & Moffa, E. D. (2015). Applying Deweyan principles to global citizenship education in a rural context. Journal of International Social Studies, 5(1), 129-139.

Book Chapters: 

Moffa, E. D., & Poling, T. (2020). Growing to thrive: The story of two colleagues prospering in an era of standards-based education. In T. Rodriguez, H. Hallman & K. Pastorka-Capuana (Eds.) Invested stayers: How teachers thrive in challenging times. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield

Sigler, H., & Moffa, E. D. (2020). Learn, serve, and lead: Examining a model for strengthening community partnerships and student leadership through a service-leadership internship. In F. Kochan, E. Reames & D. Griggs (Eds.) Partnerships for student success and leadership preparation and development. Charlotte, NC. Information Age Publishing.

Moffa, E. D. (2018). Build your own course: Creating a controversial issues class at one Appalachian high school. In L. Wilcox and C. Brant (Eds.) It’s being done in social studies: Race, class, gender and sexuality in the pre/k-12 curriculum (pp. 157-168). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Moffa, E. D., Brejwo, C. J., & Waterson, R. A. (2016). Digital citizenship: Social media discourses within social studies. In W. Journell (Ed.), Teaching social studies in an era of divisiveness: The challenges of discussing social issues in a non-partisan way (pp. 143-158), Lanham MD: Rowan & Littlefield.