Dr. David W. Saxe
TitleAssociate Professor of Education (Social Studies Education)
DepartmentCurriculum and Instruction
ProgramsCurriculum and Instruction
Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies Education
Professor David Warren Saxe is a national expert on history standards and serves as the Director of the American History Project. Dr. Saxe has published widely on the history of American history teaching. He addressed the lack of American history on a panel hosted by Lynne Cheney at the American Enterprise Institute, shared the podium with U.S. former Assistant Secretary of Education, Eugene Hickok and former Reagan Attorney General Edwin Meese at the Heritage Foundation and addressed U.S. Senate staffers for the James Madison Foundation. Professor Saxe has appeared on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor, PBS' Frontline and ABC's Sam Donaldson Show as well as being sought out to discuss the state of American history for the New York Times, Washington Times among other major newspapers. As President George W. Bush was preparing his run for the presidency, then Governor Bush, served as Professor Saxe's invited speaker when Dr. Saxe reported his findings to the nation on American history standards at the Smithsonian Castle. Dr. Saxe worked for both the Clinton and Bush administrations respectively on the new immigration-citizenship test. As a ten-year Member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education, Professor Saxe was instrumental in the preparation of the Pennsylvania State education standards. Dr. Saxe received his American history preparation at Illinois State University (BS) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (AM), and completed his history/citizenship education training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PhD). Professor Saxe's latest books include: Land and Liberty I: A Chronology of Traditional American History and Land and Liberty II: The Basics of Traditional American History.