Social Studies

Members of the Social Studies Department see their role in the education of the St. Louis University High School students as facilitators in the student’s development of knowledge, skills and attitudes in the field of Social Studies. The department is committed to the highest standard of excellence in all aspects of the curriculum.

The Social Studies Department has selected 10 learning goals as top priorities for the department. This list of goals is intended to be directive, not comprehensive. They are stated in general student competencies to be mastered by the end of the instruction at SLUH.

  1. Development of critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills.
  2. Appreciation for the global interdependence of the world.
  3. Assembling of an essential data-base of western and non-western heritage.
  4. Development of an interest in and a curiosity about the world around us.
  5. Consideration of how Christian principles apply to the real world.
  6. Fostering of a concern for justice.
  7. Developing responsibility for one’s own learning.
  8. Examination of the forces that made the USA.
  9. Understanding of one’s own and other’s cultural frame of reference.
  10. Fostering of Citizenship skills.
Sarah Becvar

Sarah Becvar

M.A.
Sterling Brown

Sterling Brown

Asst. Dean of Students
M.S.
Erwin Claggett

Erwin Claggett

Asst. Director of Equity & Inclusion
B.A.

Diversity Committee

Lindsey Ehret

Lindsey Ehret

M.A.
Sean Ferguson

Sean Ferguson

Kevin Foy

Kevin Foy

Social Studies Department Chair
M.B.A., Ed.D.
Thomas Kickham

Thomas Kickham

M.Ed.
Thomas McCarthy

Thomas McCarthy

Class of 1980
M.Ed.
Bob O'Connell

Bob O'Connell

M.A.
Timothy O'Neil

Timothy O'Neil

M.A., M.Ed.
Joseph Porter

Joseph Porter

ASC 15
M.A.E., M.Ed.
Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson

M.A.
Thomas Zinselmeyer

Thomas Zinselmeyer

Class of 1999
M.A.T.
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