Recently retired from Rowan University’s College of Education (NJ) where she prepared numerous social studies teachers for the classroom, Martha Graham Viator was herself an elementary student when her school district in Louisiana desegregated in 1969. As an historian, Dr. Viator is drawn to the stories of desegregation; as a native of Louisiana, she is eager to research and write about the home she left in 1985 and to which she has now returned.
In addition to co-authoring William Frantz Public School: A Story of Race, Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery, her research interests include curriculum articles for history and English high school teachers as well as co-teaching.
Associate professor, Rowan University
Assistant professor, Rowan University
Auburn University, Ph.D.
William Frantz Public School: A story of race, resistance, resilience, and recovery., Peter Lang
Investigating teacher candidates’ perceptions of collaboration during a co-teaching experience., Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 6(1)
Gaining a better self: A self-study in cultural competence in Teacher Education., The Teacher Educator, 53(4)
William Frantz Public School: One school, one century, many stories., Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education, 13(2
Transforming perceptions of urban education: Lessons from Rowan University’s urban teacher academy., The Educational Forum, 81(1)
Is the “American Dream” of homeownership an equal opportunity goal? , The Social Studies
Developing historical thinking through questions., The Social Studies
Dear Miss Breed: Using primary documents to advance student understanding of Japanese internment camps., Social Education
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society for Education