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.

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

Recent Publications

  • Draper, R., Barney, D., Broomhead, G., Grierson, S., Jensen, A., Nielson, J., Wimmer, J. (forthcoming). Disciplinary perspectives of the Common Core State Standards: A counternarrative of content-area literacy. Harvard Educational Review.
  • Nokes, J. (2018). Explorers of the American East: Mapping the World Through Primary Documents.. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
  • Nokes, J. (2017). Historical Reading and Writing in Secondary School Classrooms. International Handbook of Research on Historical Culture and Education, 553-571.
  • Nokes, J. (2012). Building Students' Historical Literacies: Learning to Read and Reason with Historical Texts and Evidence. New York, New York: Routledge.
  • Draper, R., Broomhead, G., Jensen, A., & Nokes, J. (2012). (Re)imagining literacy and teacher preparation through collaboration.. In Reading Psychology (pp. 367-398).
  • Draper, R., Jensen, A., Broomhead, G., Nokes, J., Siebert, D., Grierson, S., Shumway, S. (2011). Seeking Renewal, Finding Community: Participatory Action Research in Teacher Education: Literacy Study Group, Brigham Young University. In Teacher Development (pp. 1-18). San Diego: Taylor and Francis.
  • Nokes, J. (2010). Reimagining Literacy for History Classrooms. In Reimagining Content Area Literacy Instruction (pp. 54-68). New York, New York: Teachers College Press.