Erik Shaver, Ph.D. Candidate

Graduate Research Assistant



  • Ph.D., Urban Education Studies, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (in progress)
  • M.S., Education (Focus: Educational Technology), Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
  • B.S., History, Wabash College


Erik Shaveris a third-year Ph.D. student in the Urban Education Studies program at the IU School of Education at IUPUI. A former social studies teacher within Wayne Township and a graduate of Wabash College, Erik joined CUME as a graduate assistant shortly after being accepted to the Urban Education Studies Ph.D. program.

His research interests include the use of counternarratives in social studies classrooms and social studies teacher education. He has a co-authored a book chapter under review in Lomotey’s Contemporary Issues for People of Color: Living, Working, and Learning in the U.S.: Education: PK–12 and Higher Education (Vol. 1). He has also presented papers at both the Organization of Educational Historians 2014 annual conference and the Annual Journal of Curriculum Theory conference.