Dr. David Childs, PH.D.

Associate Professor of Social Studies, Education and History, Northern Kentucky University

Dr. David Childs is Associate Professor of Social Studies Education and History at Northern Kentucky University. He teaches courses in education and history. His research is in diversity, African American history, popular culture, hip-hop and education. He earned a Master’s degree in Social Studies Education and a second Masters in American History at Miami University. He earned his Doctorate of Philosophy at Miami with an emphasis on educational leadership, curriculum and American history. He was also granted an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Temple Bible College and Seminary. Dr. Childs is an international scholar and has presented work and conducted research in places such as Washington, DC, Mexico City, Vancouver, Canada and Paris, France. He has published extensively in academic journals, contributing book chapters and a historical fiction novel. Dr. Childs writes a weekly column for NPR’s Democracy and Me website on civics and American history. He is an ordained minister and pastors First Antioch Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. His historical fiction novel entitled Escaping from Home: A Novel about Slavery and Freedom was published in 2021. He is CEO of First Antioch Ministries a 501C3 that focuses on education, spirituality, homelessness and food insecurity. He is married to Alundra Childs a Spanish educator and classical pianist. They have five beautiful children.

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