Kristal L. Curry
Chair, Education Sciences and Organizations; 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. She is currently the Chair of the Department of Education Sciences and Organizations, and serves as a faculty member in the MAT program and the Ph.D. in Education Sciences program. Dr. Curry pursues a variety of research interests related to teaching and teacher education.
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.