Dr. D. Antonio Cantù, Ph.D.

Dean Antonio Cantù

Dr. D. Antonio Cantù, Ph.D.

Department Chairperson and Professor of Teacher Education

Bradley University

1501 W. Bradley Ave.

Peoria, IL  61625
(309) 677-3190
dcantu@fsmail.bradley.edu

www.deancantu.com/

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Southern Illinois University
Ed. S., Community College Education, Arkansas State University
M.A., History, Arkansas State University
B.S., Social Studies Education, Arkansas State University
A.S., Social Science, Highland Community College

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTES

Economics for Leaders, Foundation for Teaching Economics, College of William & Mary
Teaching Global Issues, Programs in International Educational Resources, Yale University

 

Academic Teaching and Leadership

Dr. D. Antonio Cantù is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education at Bradley University. Dr. Cantu received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Southern Illinois University, Ed.S. in Community College Education, M.A. in History, and B.S. in Social Science Education from Arkansas State University.  He has also attended educational leadership institutes at the College of William & Mary and Yale University.

 

Professor Cantu has over twenty-five years of experience in professional education from high school through the university level, during which he has taught the following: American history, world history, economics, psychology, geography, sociology, social studies education, multicultural education, educational research, and instructional technology. Prior to his appointment as Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Bradley University, he served as Professor and Dean of Education at Indiana University Kokomo, Professor of History and Director of Social Studies Education, as well as editor of the International Journal of Social Education, at Ball State University, and Social Studies Department Chair and Teacher at Ste. Genevieve (MO) High School.  Prior to beginning his teaching career, Professor Cantu also served as a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army.

 Chair and Professor of Teacher Education (2008 – present)

Department of Teacher Education

Bradley University

Peoria, Illinois

    Dean and Professor of Education (2006 – 2008)

Division of Education

          Indiana University Kokomo

 Director of Social Studies Education and Professor of History and

          Editor, International Journal of Social Education (1998 – 2006)

Department of History

          Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

 Social Studies Department Chair and Teacher (1989 – 1998)

Social Studies Department

          Sainte Genevieve High School

Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

Instructor of History (1988 – 1989)

Department of History

          Arkansas State University

 Military Intelligence Officer (1984 – 1988)

United States Army

          Fort Knox (Kentucky) 

 

Scholarship

Professor Cantu is the author of a number of research articles and books on history/social studies education and technology integration.  He has also served as a curriculum writer for various national organizations including The History Channel, The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition and PBS Frontline, and as editor of The International Journal of Social Education.

 

Dr. Cantu’s articles have appeared in such publications as the Organization of American Historians’ Magazine of History, American Historical Association Perspectives, National Council for History Education History Matters!, and the Journal of the Association for History and Computing. He is also the author of the following books and curriculum monographs: Presidential Elections: 1789-1996, Early Education in Arkansas Delta, An Investigation of the Relationship Between Social Studies Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices, The Vietnam War: A National Dilemma, and Take Five Minutes: Reflective and Critical Thinking American History Class Openers.

Professor Cantu’s most recent book publications include: ILTS: Test for Academic Proficiency (2013), History/Social Studies Education in the Digital and Standards-Based Classroom  (2012),  Technology Applications for the Digital Classroom  (2011), The Art and Science of Elementary Social Studies Education (2010), History Education 101: The Past, Present, and Future of Teacher Preparation (2008), and Teaching History in the Digital Classroom (2003).

 Co-authored with Patricia M. Nugent and Sherrie E. Pardieck, ILTS Illinois Licensure Testing System- Test of Academic Proficiency with Online Practice Test

Co-authored with Patricia M. Nugent and Sherrie E. Pardieck, ILTS Illinois Licensure Testing System: Test of Academic Proficiency with Online Practice Test  (Piscataway, NJ:  Research and Education Association, 2013).

Author, History-Social Studies Education in the Digital and Standards-Based Classroom -El Cajon, CA- National Social Science Press, 2012

Author, History/Social Studies Education in the Digital and Standards-Based Classroom (El Cajon, CA: National Social Science Press, 2012).

Co-authored with David McMullen, Technology Applications for the Digital Classroom -El Cajon, CA- National Social Science Press, 2011

Co-authored with David McMullen, Technology Applications for the Digital Classroom (El Cajon, CA: National Social Science Press, 2011).

 Author, The Art and Science of Elementary Social Studies Education -El Cajon, CA- National Social Science Press, 2010

Author, The Art and Science of Elementary Social Studies Education (El Cajon, CA: National Social Science Press, 2010).

 Co-authored with Wilson J. Warren, History Education 101- The Past, Present, and Future of Teacher Preparation -Charlotte, NC- Information Age Publishing, 2008

Co-authored with Wilson J. Warren, History Education 101: The Past, Present, and Future of Teacher Preparation (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2008).

 Co-authored with Wilson J. Warren, Teaching History in the Digital Classroom -Armonk, New York- M.E. Sharpe, 2003

Co-authored with Wilson J. Warren, Teaching History in the Digital Classroom (Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2003).

Service

Dr. Cantu has served in a variety of leadership positions in professional organizations, including service as President of the American Association for History and Computing, President of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies and Missouri Council for the Social Studies, and Chair of three National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Committees.  In addition, he currently serves on a number of national governing boards and editorial boards; including as a member of the Governing Board of the National Social Science Association (NSSA), and House of Delegates for the National Council for the Social Studies.  At the state level, Professor Cantu currently serves as a member of the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board for the Illinois State Board of Education; Past-President of the Illinois Association for Teacher Education in Private Colleges (IATEPC); Communications Director for the Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE); and Executive Director of the Illinois Council for the Social Studies (ICSS).

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Member, Advisory Board, Concept Schools – Charter Schools Management Company.
  • Member, Governing Board, National Social Science Association.
  • Member, House of Delegates, National Council for the Social Studies.
  • Member, Editorial Board, National Social Science Technology Journal.
  • Book Reviewer, The History Teacher, Society for History Education.
  • Teacher Education Reviewer, Editorial Board, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Interface: The Journal of Education, Community, and Values.
  • Past-Editor and Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Social Education.

 STATE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Executive Director, Illinois Council for the Social Studies (ICSS).
  • Past-President, Illinois Association for Teacher Education in Private Colleges (IATEPC).
  • Communications Director, Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE).
  • Member, Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, Illinois State Board of Education
  • Member, Illinois Social Studies Standards Revision Committee, Illinois State Board of Education
  • Member, Executive Board, Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE).
  • Member, Executive Board, Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE).
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