Timothy Constant

A photo of Timothy Constant.

Part-Time Lecturer

Teacher Education

313 John W. Porter Building


[email protected]


  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Practice, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Cert. Educational Leadership K-12, Eastern Michigan University
  • M.A.T. Secondary Education – Social Studies and English, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • M.S.F. Financial Economics, Walsh College
  • B.S.B.A. Finance and Small Business Administration, Lawrence Technological University


Timothy Constant, Ed.D. is a Part-Time Lecturer in the Teacher Education Department at Eastern Michigan University and the Lead Curriculum and Instructional Coach for Clarenceville School District in Livonia, MI. Prior to his work in Clarenceville, Dr. Constant was the Associate Director of Teacher Education and Outreach at The Zekelman Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills, MI where he developed an award-winning educational outreach program that provided workshops and curriculum/instructional resources for teachers throughout Michigan. Prior to his position at the Zekelman Holocaust Center, Dr. Constant served in numerous administrative capacities as a principal, assistant principal, academic dean and director for various school districts in Hamtramck, Southfield, and Detroit, and Bloomfield Hills, MI. Prior to school administration, Dr. Constant was a Social Studies and English Language Arts high school and middle school teacher for 11 years in various school districts in Southfield, Warren, Detroit, and Bloomfield Hills, MI. Dr. Constant currently is a national workshop facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League’s Echoes and Reflections educational program, is an annual guest lecturer for the College Board’s Summer Institutes and is the co-organizer for the Summer Workshop on Holocaust Studies at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Constant serves as a board member for the Michigan Council for the Social Studies, the Michigan Geographic Alliance, and a member of the Royal Oak Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee. He is currently the chair of the Michigan Social Studies Olympiad and the Vice-Chair of the Michigan Geographic Alliance. He is a former member of numerous other boards and committees including the Association for Constructivist Teaching and the University of Michigan-Dearborn Alumni Association where he served as the chair of the nominations committee. Dr. Constant’s passion is educational research and is an annual proposal reviewer for the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Interests and Expertise

Research Interests
  • Historical trauma
  • Teacher retention
  • Social studies pedagogy
  • Student pedagogy
  • Disciplinary literacy
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Genocide education and pedagogy
  • College access


  • EDPS 667: Principles of Educational Research
  • EDPS 675: Mixed Methods Research

Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications

Book chapters:

  • Constant, T.N. (2023). Is competition always good? In A.M. Whitlock (Ed.), Hollywood or history: An inquiry-based strategy for using The Simpsons to teach social studies (pp. 157–169). Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

  • Constant, T.N. (2022). Deep Learning and the Arc of Inquiry within social studies. The Great Lakes Social Studies Journal, 2(1), 3-5.
  • Caldwell, K., Millis, C., Constant, T.N., Borg, P., Threatt-Morgan, K., & Burke, C.J. (2021). Student readiness of colleges: A qualitative study. Journal of College Access, 6(1), 26-42.
  • Taylor, J.A., Gore, T., DeFauw, D., Sevick, M., Gore, K., Constant, T., Assaf, C., Schenkel, J., & Williams, G. (2021). Holocaust memorial art and history education. The National Social Science Journal, 56(1), 70-83.

Additional Information

Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Michigan Alternative Education Organization
  • Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning
  • Michigan Council for the Social Studies (Board Member)
  • Michigan Council of Teachers of English
  • Michigan Geographic Alliance (Board Member)
  • Michigan Reading Association
  • Michigan Social Studies Supervisors Association (Board Member)
  • National Association for Multicultural Education
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • National Council of Teachers of English