Professor of History of Education
- Syllabus - The Culture Wars in America: Past, Present, and Future
- Syllabus - Introduction to American Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Jonathan Zimmerman is Professor of Education and History and Director of the History of Education Program, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He also holds an appointment in the Department of History of NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
A former Peace Corps volunteer and high school teacher, Zimmerman is the author of Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, 2016), Too Hot to Handle: A Global History of Sex Education (Princeton, 2015), Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory (Yale, 2009), Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century (Harvard, 2006), Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools (Harvard, 2002), and Distilling Democracy: Alcohol Education in America's Public Schools, 1880-1925 (Kansas, 1999).
His academic articles have appeared in the Journal of American History, the Teachers College Record, and History of Education Quarterly. Zimmerman is also a frequent op-ed contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and other popular newspapers and magazines.