Wayne Journell is an associate professor and secondary education program coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research focuses on the teaching of politics and political processes in secondary education. He is the editor of two previous volumes, Teaching Social Studies in an Era of Divisiveness: The Challenges of Discussing Social Issues in a Non-Partisan Way and Reassessing the Social Studies Curriculum: Promoting Critical Civic Engagement in a Politically Polarized, Post-9/11 World, both published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2016. More recently, he authored Teaching Politics in Secondary Education: Engaging with Contentious Issues (SUNY Press, 2017). He currently serves as editor of Theory & Research in Social Education, which is the premier research journal in the field of social studies education, and he is a two-time recipient of the Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), as well as a recipient of the Early Career Award from the College and University Faculty Assembly of NCSS.