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Joseph Feinberg

Associate Professor    Social Studies Education    

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Science Education, University of Georgia, 2003
Specialist in Education in Social Science Education, University of Georgia, 1997
Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Georgia, 1994
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Industrial Relations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991


Citizenship education
Economic education
Service learning
Simulation games


Joseph Feinberg serves as an associate professor of social studies education at Georgia State University.

Prior to joining the faculty at GSU, Feinberg was a tenure-track faculty member at University of North Carolina Wilmington. In addition, he taught economics, history, and geography at Campbell High School in Smyrna, Georgia where he received a Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award, which recognizes excellence in humanitarian service to the school and community.

Feinberg actively researches and publishes scholarship on citizenship education, economic education, service-learning, simulation games, and teacher education. He also serves as associate director for the GSU Center for Business and Economic Education.


Stephens, J. M., Feinberg, J. R., & Zack, J. (2013). Those who do: Social studies teachers’ use of role play and simulations and the making of 21st century citizens. The status of the social studies. In J. Passe, P. Fitchett, & N. Patterson (Eds.). Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC.
Feinberg, J. R. (2013). Tikkun olam—world repair. In G. Tinker-Sachs & G. Verma (Eds.). Critical mass in the teacher education academy: Symbiosis and diversity. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing. (peer-reviewed)
Stenhouse, V. L., Dooley, C., & Feinberg, J. R. (2013).Tensions as catalysts for transformation: Multidisciplinary education faculty perceptions while implementing service-learning. In V. M. Jagla, J. A. Erickson & A. Tinkler (Eds.). Transforming Teacher Education through Service-Learning. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC. (peer-reviewed)
Feinberg, J. R. (2011). Debriefing in simulation games: An examination of reflection on cognitive and affective learning outcomes. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.
Doppen, F., Feinberg, J. R., O’Mahony, C., Lucas, A. G., Bohan, C. H., Lipscomb, G. B., & Ogawa, M. (2011). Social studies preservice teachers’ citizenship knowledge and perceptions of the U.S. naturalization test. Action in Teacher Education, 33, 81–93.