Patrice Preston Grimes

Associate Professor of Education


  • Ph.D., Emory University, 2005
  • M.A.T., Emory University, 1992
  • B.S., Northwestern University, 1975

My research focuses on the 20th-century history of African American schooling in the South before mandated desegregation, and how educational history can inform current schooling policy and practice. At UVA, I have also explored uses of technology in social studies teaching and learning. I have served on the editorial board of Theory and Research in Social Education and as a contributing author and features editor for the online academic journal, Social Studies Research and Practice.

    Research Interests


    • Civic education (K-12);
    • Geography education (K-12);
    • Historical and socio-cultural contexts of schooling;
    • Uses of technology in learning and teaching.