Saint Louis University

School of Education Faculty

Alexander Cuenca, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Educational Studies 

3500 Lindell Blvd.
Fitzgerald Hall 204
Phone: (314) 977-8178

Curriculum Vita

Brief Bio

Alexander Cuenca is Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education in the Department of Education at Saint Louis University. He taught middle school social studies in Miami, Florida before earning his Ph.D. in Social Studies Education from the University of Georgia. His research examines social studies teaching and learning, teacher learning during the student teaching experience, and the pedagogy of teacher education.

Most recently, Dr. Cuenca's work has focused on examining ways to leverage the professional preparation of social studies teachers to address issues of socioeconomic inequality. Dr. Cuenca is co-editor of the forthcoming book, Rethinking Social Studies Teacher Education for 21st Century Citizenship. He is an active member of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, and the American Educational Research Association.

Teaching Areas

Social Studies Curriculum & Methods
Democracy, Justice and Community
Qualitative Methods

Research Interests

Student Teaching
Teacher Education
Self-Study Methodology
Education for Democracy
Social Studies Teaching and Learning


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