Jennifer Tesar

Jennifer Tesar, Davis & Elkins College

Jennifer Tesar
Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Division of Education and Sport Science
Location: Liberal Arts Hall 309
Phone: 304-637-1399

What I Find Rewarding About D&E:

The D&E students and their passion for the teaching profession! I also apprecaite the relationship our education department has with our local schools as they welcome our students into their classrooms to observe and student teach.


  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Social Studies Education, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • M.Ed. with License, Adolescent to Young Adult, Integrated Social Studies, Ohio University
  • M.A. Sociology, Ohio University
  • B.A. Criminal Justice, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


  • Classroom Teacher, Integrated Social Studies, Adolescent to Young Adult Grades 7-12, Ohio Department of Education, 6 years
  • Classroom Teacher, Integrated Social Studies, Grades 5-Adult, West Virginia Department of Education

Current Teaching Licenses:

  • Social Studies, 5-Adult, West Virginia Department of Education
  • School Librarian/Media, PK-Adult, West Virginia Deparment of Education

Teaching Areas: 

  • Education Technology
  • Teaching Social Studies to Children (K-Adult)
  • General Education Methods
  • Clinical Experience Capstone
  • Assessment

Research Interests/Professional Activities: 

  • Curriculum Standards: use of technology and high stakes testing in a k-12 classroom practice
  • Historical Thinking: social studies teachers' use of educational technology in historical inquiry
  • Co-Teaching: integrating co-teaching into a year long teaching residency
  • Technology: integration and applications of technology in a k-12 classroom


Dr. Tesar has recently published several articles related to social studies education in peer reviewed journals and has presented at several national and state conferences throughout the United States.