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David Corcoran

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David Corcoran


  • Assistant Professor

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Wilson Hall 222
    (918) 444-3503


Dr. Dave Corcoran is a career educator who has taught history and social studies at universities and secondary schools in his native New England, in New Mexico and in Andean nations of South America. An Assistant Professor of History and Coordinator of Social Studies Education at NSU, he teaches US, Latin American, and pedagogical courses in addition to supervising and mentoring teaching interns. Dr. Corcoran also coordinates Oklahoma National History Day at NSU.


  • PhD, Latin American History, University of New Mexico, 2011
  • MA, History, Salem State University, 2000
  • OtherTeacher Certification Program, Secondary Social Studies Teacher Certification, University of New England, 1992
  • BA, History, University of Southern Maine, Summa cum laude, 1991
  • BS, Business/Information Systems, Bentley Unversity, 1986
US Cultural Diplomacy
Trans-national Education Communities
Inter-American Identities
Modern Colombia
The Inter-American Drug Trade
Social Studies Methods, Historical Methods & Research, Modern & Colonial Latin America, US History, US-Latin American Relations, Education & Foreign Policy, Cold War Revolutions in Central America, Inter-American Culture

Intellectual Content:

  • The Journey of Coronado (primary source analysis) in Defining Documents in American History: Exploration and Colonial America (Book, Chapter in Textbook-New), Integration, Published, December, 2012
  • Book Review [in Spanish] of Amricas unidas!, Gisela Cramer and Ursula Prutsch, eds (Book Review), Integration, Published, December, 2013
  • Los Norteamericanos (Magazine/Trade Publication), Integration, Published, October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2006


  • he Origins of U.S. Cultural Diplomacy in Latin America - Association of Binational Centers in Latin America (ABLA) - Florianpolis, Brazil - September 2014
  • Building Oral History Archives - Partners of the Americas- Brazil: Annual Conference - Porto Alegre, Brazil - November 2013
  • War in the Classroom - New England Historical Association Fall 2013 Conference - New Haven, CT - November 2013
  • The History of Colombian-U.S. Relations - EAFIT University Invited Lecture Series - EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia - August 2012

Courses Taught:

  • AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 - HIST 1483 - Fall 2020