Kristal L. Curry
Associate Professor, Social Studies Education
Dr. Curry earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Social Studies Education in 2010, and joined the faculty at Coastal Carolina University in Fall 2010. Dr. Curry currently teaches Social Studies Methods and Diversity courses, as well as supervising interns in Spring. She also serves as the Assessment Coordinator of the Spadoni College of Education, and pursues research interests including technology use in K-12 classrooms, assessments in social studies, and disciplinary literacy.
Dr. Kristal Curry graduated from Tulane University in 2001 with a double major in Classical Studies and History. As part of her studies at Tulane, Dr. Curry participated in a junior-year aboard program at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Italy, and also joined an archaeological project uncovering a Roman site in Western Turkey. This experience led to an interest in archaeology that Dr. Curry explored as a master's degree student in Anthropology at Florida State University. During this time, Dr. Curry joined the faculty of Fletcher High School in Jacksonville, FL as a social studies teacher, and there discovered a lifelong passion for teaching.