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I'm an Associate Professor Teacher Education at Indiana University-IUPUI and Director of the Center for Urban & Multicultural Education (CUME). I work with Urban Education, Secondary Social Studies, Educational Foundations, Cultural Studies, and Curriculum Theory.


Rob Helfenbein is Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies at Indiana University-Indianapolis and adjunct faculty in the Department of Geography. A former middle and high school social studies teacher, Rob offers courses in Middle School Methods, Teaching Secondary Social Studies, Education and American Context, and a graduate level courses in Education and Social Issues. His current research interests include critical geography, cultural studies of education, urban education and youth culture, and curriculum theory.