Dr. D. Antonio Cantu is a highly experienced educational curriculum developer and social studies expert with over 25 years in professional education. He currently serves as Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Dean has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Southern Illinois University, an Ed.S. in Community College Education, a M.A. in history and a B.S. in social science education, all from Arkansas State University.
During his career in education, Dr. Cantu has authored numerous research articles, book chapters, and books on history/social studies education and technology integration. He has also served as a curriculum writer for various national organizations including The History Channel, The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition and PBS Frontline, and as editor of The International Journal of Social Education. In addition, Dr. Cantu has been quoted in articles published in EdScoop, EdSurge News, HuffPost, Univision, and the U.S. News & World Report. Professor Cantu has also been interviewed by NPR Illinois, Texas Public Radio, and local ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS television news affiliates. Dr. Cantu has also served in a variety of leadership positions including as President of the American Association for History and Computing and Chair of three National Councils for Social Studies (NCSS) Committees, and currently serves as a member of the Governing Board of the National Social Science Association.