Associate Professor, Social Science Education
Anthony Pellegrino earned his BA in Social Science Education at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. After graduating, he began his teaching career working with incarcerated youth and adults in St. Johns County, Florida before moving into secondary social studies. After eight years in the classroom, Anthony earned a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership and became a school administrator at First Coast Technical High School and Skills Academy. There he worked as instructional coordinator and director of adult education while focusing on mentoring new teachers. After three years, he enrolled at Florida State University and earned a Doctorate degree in Middle and Secondary History/Social Science Education. His dissertation explored the intersection of critical and historical thinking. Since that time he has worked as assistant professor of secondary education and George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In fall 2016, he joined the faculty in Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at The University of Tennessee where he teaches in the Secondary Social Sciences program.
Anthony’s research interests include history/social studies education as well as the experiences of pre-service educators in clinical practice.