Robert Fitzgerald is a faculty associate at University High School in Normal, Illinois, USA where he has taught History and Philosophy for the sixteen years, co-chairs the Social Science Department, and coached the boys’ varsity basketball team. He earned his bachelor’s degree in History Education and master’s and doctoral degrees in Educational Administration and Foundations from Illinois State University. His critical analysis of inequitable school funding in Illinois received the 2013 Education Law Association’s Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year Award.
From January through June of 2017, Robert traveled to the United Kingdom as a recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program grant to study inclusive strategies concerning diversity, multiculturalism, race, and immigration in secondary level British history classrooms. He was hosted by University College London’s Institute of Education and his mates from the Justice to History project, Abdul Mohamud and Robin Whitburn. He spent time at the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in Harlesden, West London where we worked with dedicated members of the History Department there on bringing these strategies to life.