Ron Evans is a leading authority on social studies and curriculum history. His book The Social Studies Wars was named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2004 by Choice Magazine. His biography of controversial progressive educator Harold O. Rugg, This Happened in America, won the 2008 Exemplary Research Award from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). His book The Hope for American School Reform, on the origins and development of the new social studies of the 1960s, also won the Exemplary Research Award from NCSS (2011). His most recent book, Schooling Corporate Citizens (2015), examines the origins and development of accountability reform. He was named recipient of the 2015 Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award from NCSS. He founded the Issues Centered Education Community of NCSS in 1988, and serves on the group’s steering committee. Currently, he is a Professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. He lives in the San Diego area with his wife, two children, a cat and a dog.