Fran O'Malley

Francis J. O’Malley, Ed.D. - Bio

Director, Delaware Social Studies Education Project; Policy Specialist II (Curriculum Specialist, The Democracy Project)

fomalley@udel.edu e-mail
302-831-8443 phone/voice-mail
302-831-3488 fax

200 Academy Street, Room 204-I | University of Delaware | Newark, Delaware 19716-7380

Education | Research and Professional Interests | Experience | Honors and Awards | Grants | Courses Taught | Publications | Selected Presentations

go to top of pageEducation

EdD, University of Delaware 2013, Educational Leadership

MI, University of Delaware 2000, Constitutional Studies (James Madison Fellow)

BS, St. Joseph’s University 1977, Secondary Social Studies Education

go to top of pageResearch and Professional Interests

civic education, social studies education, professional development for teachers, teacher preparation, K-12 education

go to top of pageExperience

2005–present     
Project Director on two “Teaching American History” grants

2002–present
Executive Secretary, Social Studies Coalition of Delaware

2001–present
Director, Delaware Social Studies Education Project, Delaware Center for Teacher Education, CHEP; Curriculum Specialist for the Democracy Project, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

1991–2001
Social Studies Teacher/Coordinator, Brandywine School District

1996–1997
Chairperson, Social Studies Assessment Committee – Delaware State Testing Program, “Teacher on Loan” to Department of Education

1995
Adjunct Professor, Wilmington College

1990, 1991
Teaching Fellow (“Introduction to Law”) University of Delaware Summer College

1979–1991
Social Studies Teacher/Department Chair, Padua Academy

go to top of pageHonors and Awards

2008 Award of Honor, Middle States Council for the Social Studies (for service and dedication to advancing social studies education in the Middle States region)

2008 We the People/Lewis Huffman Civics Education Award for the State of Delaware (for dedicated service to civics education)

DSSEP website highlighted in Social Education – The Official Journal of National Council for Social Studies (January/February 2007 issue)

2004 President’s Award, Middle States Council for the Social Studies

2003 Nominee, University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award

1997 named Delaware State Teacher of the Year

1997 recipient of the “Order of Excellence” award from the Delaware State Board of Education

1997 recipient of the Delaware Superintendent of Education’s “Merit Award”

1995 named Delaware History Teacher of the Year by the University of Delaware’s Department of History

1995 recipient of the James Madison Memorial Foundation's Fellowship for Graduate Studies

go to top of pageGrants

2008 Teaching American History Grant “Historical Literacy Project I,” grant with Caesar Rodney, Appoquinimink, Lake Forest, Smyrna, and Woodbridge School Districts.  Project Director.

2008–2009 Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant. United States Department of Education. Social Studies Coordinator.

2005 Teaching American History “Historical Literacy Project I” Grant with Colonial and Brandywine School Districts.  Project Director.

2004 Teaching American History “ReadHistory” Grant with Indian River and Red Clay School Districts. Co-developed with Barry Joyce of the History Department at University of Delaware.           

2002 Teaching American History Grant with Christina & Milford School Districts. Co-developed with Barry Joyce and Ray Wolters of the History Department at University of Delaware.

go to top of pageCourses Taught

UAPP667: Democracy Project Summer Institute

POSC102: Civics and Economics for the Elementary Teacher, University of Delaware

EDUC667: ReadHistory Summer Institute, University of Delaware

EDUC 346: Social Studies Methods, University of Delaware

HIST 667: Integrated Social Studies/Reading Summer Institute, University of Delaware

ARSC667: Delaware Social Studies Summer Institute for Teachers Elementary Social Studies Methods, Wilmington College

go to top of pagePublications

“Six Case Studies of the Delaware New Teacher Mentoring/Induction Program,” co-author, July 2007.

“Delware’s New Teacher Mentoring/Induction Program: Initiation, Implementation, and Integration,” co-author, July 2007.

“Report on the Delaware K-20 International Education Capacity Study,” 2004.

"The Role of the First Congress in Our Federal Government," The Democracy Project, funded by the Dirksen Congressional Center, 2002.

"Hidden in Plain View: History Standard Two and The Underground Railroad Quilt Code," Trade Secrets, Vol. 20, No. 2, spring 2001.

"Switching Social Studies to the Frontburner of the Elementary Curriculum," Trade Secrets, Vol. 19, No. 3, spring 2000.

"Thursdays with Yoshida," Trade Secrets, Vol. 19, No. 3, spring 2000.

"The Case of the Bloody Massacre: Rex v. Preston 1770," Delaware Department of Public Instruction, 1996.

"Writing History: Delmarva’s Underground Railroad," Delaware Department of Public Instruction, 1995.

"Delaware and the First Federal Elections," Teacher Resource Packet, 1989.

"Woodrow Wilson: Should Disability Have Been Declared?," In Order to From a More Perfect Lesson Plan, Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, Wake Forest University, N.C., 1988.

go to top of pageSelected Presentations

Enhancing Social Studies Through Literacy Strategies/Instruction, Colonial School District, October 9, 2008.

Predicting the 2008 Electoral Outcome, Delaware Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference, A.G. Waters Middle School, October 10, 2008.

Project Citizen, Delaware Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference, A.G. Waters Middle School. October 10, 2008.

Teaching for Transfer, Middle States Council for the Social Studies, Wilmington, Del., February, 2007.

“Problem in Inarqi: Using PBL in Social Studies Classrooms,” Delaware Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference, Smyrna High School, Smyrna, Del., October 2004.

“Social Studies Coalition of Delaware – Model for Other States?” Middle States Council for the Social Studies, Annapolis, Md., March 2004.

"Teaching About the Role of the First Congress in our Federal Government," Middle States Council for the Social Studies Conference, Lancaster, Pa., March 2002.

"Teaching About the Role of the First Congress in our Federal Government," Delaware Teacher Center, March 2002.

"Teaching About the United States Constitution," Delaware Teacher Center, February 2002.

"Integrating Social Studies and Reading," Indian River School District, January 2002.