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Dr. Charles Elfer

Associate Professor of History Education

Office: 110P
Teacher Education
College of Arts & Sciences


Charles serves as Associate Professor of History Education and teaches courses on historical geography, Sub-Saharan Africa, history and social studies methods, and educational foundations. He has served as the Coordinator of Secondary History Education and MAT History Programs, as co-Coordinator for the National History Day programming in the South Metropolitan Atlanta area, and as a trustee for the Georgia Council for the Social Studies. A former high school teacher, he received his doctorate from the University of Georgia in social studies education in 2011. His primary research interests include curriculum history, place-based education, and history/social studies methods.