Jo-Anne Hart


Joanne Hart

Jo-Anne divides her time between teaching and the politics of Middle East security. She lectures widely in the US and abroad and is regularly interviewed in the media. She has worked with the US military on security challenges in the Persian Gulf, and serves on the board of the international organization Search for Common Ground.

Jo-Anne has years of experience in teacher training and curriculum development in social studies. She developed the Growing Voters project to create and distribute learning activities on the US Presidential election for primary and secondary students. Since 2004 the materials have been used in all 50 states by thousands of teachers.

Education: BA, University of California at Los Angeles; MA, New York University; PhD, New York University

Selected Publications

Growing Voters and the 2016 Presidential Election - Classroom Activity Materials for Teachers, Grades 1-12. Project and Website creator, 2008. "Why Growing Voters Matters: The Need for Engaging Civics Instruction" in Learning and Leading with Technology, ISTE, Summer 2008.
Scholars Online: Iran. Jo-Ann Hart. Online digital videos of analysis of Iran for high school, and on YouTube.

October 14, 2016 article in THE Journal: " Offers Free Curricula on Voting and U.S. Electoral System."

Jo-Anne Hart's June 10, 2016, guest blog on LobeLog, "States Cast Shadow Over Iran Nuclear Deal."

Jo-Anne's June 1, 2016, piece in the Washington Post, Most U.S. states have sanctions against Iran. Here's Why That's a ProblemĀ  (with co-author Sue Eckert).

Jo-Anne Hart answers the question "How did the United States intervene in Iran in 1953?" Watch the YouTube video.

April 6, 2015, Hart op-ed in the Providence Journal: Iran gives us what we want.