Sherry L Field
As Associate Dean for Teacher Education, Student Affairs and Administration in The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education, Dr. Sherry L. Field oversees advising, degree evaluation, field experiences, career services, induction and educator certification for undergraduate education students as well as all other UT students seeking Texas educator certification. Dr. Field is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, in the Curriculum Studies and Social Studies Education Program, and she holds the Catherine Mae Parker Centennial Professorship in Education.
Dr. Field received a bachelors degree in elementary education from Texas Tech University, an M.Ed. and administrative certification from Stephen F. Austin University and, in 1991, a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas at Austin.
Before entering higher education, she taught public school in Texas in the Longview, Goose Creek and Barbers Hill school districts. Field also taught in Pulaski County, Ark., and was an administrator in the Little Rock, Ark., school district. She was a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado-Denver and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin in 2001.
Dr. Field served as editor of Social Studies and the Young Learner from 1996 - 2006, and was chair of the College and University Faculty Association Executive Board of the National Council for the Social Studies, chair of the NCSS Larry Metcalf Distinguished Dissertation Award Committee and president of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History. Field was awarded the Glickman Fellowship at the University of Georgia in 2000.
Co-author and editor of numerous books including: They Led By Teaching, Explorations in Curriculum History, and Real-World Investigations for Social Studies: Inquiries for Middle and High School Student - book chapters, articles and elementary school social studies textbooks, Field's areas of professional focus encompass social studies teaching and learning, teacher education, and curriculum history.