Joe E. O'Brien

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  • Associate Professor Emeritus

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Joe O'Brien, associate professor emeritus, joined the KU Department of Curriculum & Teaching in 1992. Prior to KU, he was on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he directed the Virginia Institute for Law & Citizenship Studies, Inc. O'Brien earned a B.A. degree in history and a license in middle/secondary social studies at the University of Virginia, where he also earned a M.S.E. and an Ed.D. degree. O'Brien's research specialized in middle and secondary social studies education.