Nebraska Authors

Tom McGowan

Born 1948 Boston, MA (USA)

Places Lived

Boston, MA
Dover, DE
Lincoln, NE
Arlington, VA
Omaha, NE
Tempe, AZ
Terre Haute, IN

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Elementary Education; Social Studies; Curriculum Development


BA in history, Boston University, 1970
MA in history, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1974
Certification in Elementary Education, University of Nebraska, 1975
PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983


Professor of Education

Places Worked

Assistant and Associate Professor, College of Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 1983-1988
Associate Professor and Full Professor, College of Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1988-2002
Professor and Department Chair, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002-2015


Meredith McGowan, spouse, frequent co-author


Meredith McGowan, Tom McGowan and Pat Wheeler, Appreciating Diversity through Children's Literature: Teaching Activities for the Primary Grades. 1994.
Tom McGowan and Meredith McGowan, Telling America's Story: Teaching American History through Children's Literature. 1989.
Tom McGowan and Meredith McGowan, Integrating the Primary Curriculum: Social Studies and Children's Literature. 1988.
Tom McGowan and Meredith McGowan, Children, Literature, and Social Studies: Activities for the Intermediate Grades. (Illustrated by Joan Frost), 1986.

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