Kate Shuster, Ph.D., is an education researcher and author based in Montgomery, Alabama. Her work as project director for Teaching Tolerance’s Teaching Hard History initiative has included the following: researching for and writing the widely cited report Teaching Hard History: American Slavery; leading a team of experts to write and revise a suite of innovative K–12 curricular resources; producing the Teaching Hard History podcast; and creating and managing partnerships with related interpretive centers and institutions.
Kate is also the author and researcher of Teaching Tolerance’s Teaching the Movement reports, evaluating the state of national education about the civil rights movement. She was the pilot manager and lead evaluator for the former Perspectives for a Diverse America, a Common Core-aligned anti-bias curriculum for K–12 students that is now embedded into TT’s Learning Plan Builder, Student Text Library, Student Tasks and Teaching Strategies.
Shuster is one of the world’s leading debate educators, having written 10 textbooks and trained thousands of teachers across the globe while directing the nation’s largest program for debating in the middle grades.