Julia Heffernan

Dr. Julia Heffernan


Julia Heffernan, Ph.D., taught middle and high school social studies and language arts for eight years and was an education administrator for another eight years before beginning an academic career in education studies.

Heffernan is the Graduate Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the teacher licensing program UOTeach at the University of Oregon. She has been teaching future teachers about the social context of schooling for seven years.

In 2010 Heffernan developed UOTeachOUT, an annual education studies conference, now in its sixth year, on gender identity and sexual orientation issues in education.