Jeff Nokes, Associate Professor

Department: History



Office: 2160 JFSB

Phone: 801-422-7520


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 in Content Area Literacy and Historical Literacy from University of Utah, 2005
  • Master of Education in Gifted and Talented Education from Utah State University, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts in History Teaching from Brigham Young University, 1991

Research Interests

History pedagogy,
Historical literacies,
History teacher preparation
Democratic education


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

Professional Affiliations

  • American Historical Association