Office: 2160 JFSB
Phone: 801-422-7520
Jeff Nokes, Associate Professor

Department: History



Jeffery D Nokes is an associate professor in the History Department at Brigham Young University. A former middle school and high school teacher, his research focuses on history teaching and learning. He is the author of Building Students’ Historical Literacies: Learning to Read and Reason with Historical Texts and Evidence and has published several journal articles and book chapters on the topic of historical literacy, literacy instruction, and teacher preparation. He currently teaches a “methods of teaching history and social studies” course, an “explorations of teaching” course, and a course on historical literacy.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Utah, 2005
  • Master of Education, Utah State University, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brigham Young University, 1991

Research Interests

History pedagogy, Historical literacies, History teacher preparation Democratic education


  • Excellence in Teaching: Best of State, National Council for the Social Studies, 2016
  • Martin B. Hickman FHSS Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, 2015

Publication Info

  • Jeffery D Nokes (2012). Building Students' Historical Literacies: Learning to Read and Reason with Historical Texts and Evidence.
  • Roni Jo Draper, Gordon Paul Broomhead, Amy Petersen Jensen, Jeffery D Nokes (2012). (Re)imagining literacy and teacher preparation through collaboration. Reading Psychology.
  • Roni Jo Draper, Amy Petersen Jensen, Gordon Paul Broomhead, Jeffery D Nokes, Daniel Kevin Siebert, Sirpa T Grierson, Scott Jay Hendrickson, Geoffrey Albert Wright, Sharon Reed Gray, Steven Leroy Shumway (2011). Seeking Renewal, Finding Community: Participatory Action Research in Teacher Education: Literacy Study Group, Brigham Young University. Teacher Development.
  • Jeffery D Nokes (2010). Reimagining Literacy for History Classrooms. Reimagining Content Area Literacy Instruction.