History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kelly Schrum

Kelly Schrum

Kelly Schrum

Associate Professor

Teaching and learning, online learning, digital humanities, history education

Kelly Schrum is director of educational projects at the Center for History and New Media and associate professor in the Higher Education Program at George Mason University.  

She is the author of Some Wore Bobby Sox: The Emergence of Teenage Girls’ Culture, 1920-1950 (2004; paperback 2006). Other publications include U.S. History Matters: A Student Guide to History Online (2004; 2008), World History Matters: A Student Guide to History Online (2008) and “‘Teena Means Business’: Teenage Girls’ Culture and Seventeen Magazine, 1944-1950,” in Delinquent Daughters: Twentieth-Century American Girls’ Culture, reprinted in Major Problems in American History since 1945.

At the center, Schrum is co-director of the National History Education Clearinghouse and other history education websites, including Children and Youth in History, Making the History of 1989, World History Sources and Women in World History. She is associate director for History Matters.

Schrum has served as the Academic Program Director on multiple Teaching American History grants and has worked extensively in the areas of 20th-century American culture, new media, and teacher training.

Schrum received her PhD in history from Johns Hopkins University.