Taylor Hamblin Postdoctoral Associate

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Taylor Hamblin (Ph.D.) is a Postdoctoral Associate in the College of Education at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education. His research focuses on how inquiry-based learning and the teaching of civic engagement can be integrated across multiple curricular disciplines. As the grant manager for the Citizenship - Water Quality Curriculum Project, he oversees the development of the interdisciplinary curriculum Protecting Nebraska Waters and professional development opportunities for teachers to explore how to utilize inquiry-based learning strategies to develop students’ civic engagement. He was recently awarded a grant from the University of Nebraska Medical Center to continue developing Protecting Nebraska Waters and to support pilots of the curriculum in several high schools in Nebraska.


Dr. Hamblin is a former middle school history and Spanish teacher. He attended the University of South Dakota and received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Education, History, and Spanish (2013), and a Master’s of Arts in History (2018). He graduated with his Ph.D. in 2023 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.



Research Interests

Inquiry-based Learning
Civic Engagement
Citizenship Education
Historical Thinking
Interdisciplinary Program Building
Environmental Education