iCivics

Brooke Blevins, Ph.D.

Brooke Blevins

Dr. Brooke Blevins is an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in Baylor University's School of Education and specializes in social studies education, teacher education, critical historical thinking and civic education. She has published articles "Multicultural Perspectives," the official journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and "Theory and Research in Social Education" and is a co-researcher with Dr. Karon LeCompte on the effectiveness of iCivics (founded by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor) as a learning tool by both students and teachers and the impact it has on students' civic understandings and dispositions.

Blevins was honored in 2011 with the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Research in Social Studies Education SIG Best Paper Award for her work with the Social Studies Inquiry Research Collaboration.

Blevins earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Trinity University and her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

To interview Dr. Blevins, contact Tonya B. Lewis, (254) 710-4656, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.

Karon N. LeCompte, Ph.D.

Karon LeCompte

Dr. Karon LeCompte is an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in Baylor University's School of Education, specializing in curriculum studies, social studies education and the integration of technology in curricula. Her research interests center on iCivics, an innovative web-based learning program founded by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. With colleague Dr. Brooke Blevins, LeCompte's current research focuses on the effectiveness of iCivics as a learning tool by both students and teachers and the impact it has on students' civic understandings and dispositions.

LeCompte has published in numerous academic journals, including "The Social Studies," "Social Studies and the Young Learner," "American Educational History Journal," "Journal of Educational Administration and History" and "Black History Bulletin." Her honors include the Summer 2005 Transatlantic Outreach Program Fellowship for travel and expenses to Germany and the Summer 2003 Keizai Koho Fellowship for travel and expenses to Japan.

LeCompte joined Baylor's School of Education in 2010 from Vanderbilt University. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education from Sam Houston State University and her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas at Austin.

To interview Dr. LeCompte, contact Tonya B. Lewis, (254) 710-4656, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.