Charles Tocci’s work explores the connections between American education and democracy in the past and in the present. Dr. Tocci’s work is a close analysis of the evolving implicit and explicit social education provided to American students over the past 150 years. He approaches this topic through curriculum studies, bridging academic research and professional practice by centering problems emerging from teaching and learning in their varying social contexts.
Dr. Tocci is the Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at Loyola University Chicago. He is also a co-founder of the Big City Social Studies Group. Dr. Tocci began his career in education as a social studies teacher at South Shore Community Academy in Chicago. He earned his doctorate in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also worked as senior research associate at the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, & Teaching. Before joining Loyola, he was a member of the faculty at National Louis University.