Social Studies

The Social Studies curriculum provides students the opportunity to gain knowledge, to develop intellectual skills, and to assume a sense of responsibility as members of their community, nation, and world. Core courses encompassing historical, geographic, economic and political studies are required to encourage each student to achieve this purpose. The Social Studies program provides an opportunity to explore a range of cultures, by educating students in both the historical roots and contemporary issues surrounding political, economic, legal, social and psychological components of the world. The curriculum equips students to assess social and political issues, evaluate evidence and data, and effectively organize pertinent material. Additionally, students will develop skills in inquiry methods, research writing, public speaking and debating.

In addition to World History, U.S. History, and American Government, Ursuline offers the following Social Studies courses:

    • AP World History
    • AP U.S. History
    • AP American Government
    • American Studies
    • Economics
    • AP Economics
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • AP Psychology
    • AP Human Geography
    • Women in the Public Sphere

Social Studies Faculty

Ms. Tammy Bowman

Social Studies Faculty Member
B.S., Cumberland College
M.S., University of Dayton
M.Hum., Wright State University

Mr. John Gerhardt

Social Studies Faculty Member, Department Coordinator, Junior State of America Moderator
B.A., Ohio University
J.D., University of Cincinnati
M.Ed., Xavier University

Ms. Elizabeth Gromada

Social Studies Faculty Member, LPDC Co-Moderator
B.A., George Washington University
M.Ed., Xavier University

Ms. Kelsey (Bladh) Randall

Class of 2004
Social Studies Faculty Member, Global Affairs Moderator
B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Cincinnati
B.A., University of Cincinnati
M.A., Columbia University
Post Graduate work at Xavier University

Ms. Betty Thaman

Social Studies Faculty Member
B.A., University of Cincinnati
Graduate work at University of Cincinnati & Xavier University

Ms. Michele Walters

Social Studies Faculty Member, Mock Trial Moderator
B.A., Seton Hill University
J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Post-graduate work at Xavier University