Kathy Swan is a professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Kentucky. She is the co-editor of the book, Teaching the C3 Framework: A Guide to Inquiry Based Instruction in the Social Studies. She is also the co-founder of C3 Teachers. Dr. Swan served as the project director and lead writer of the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards and was a project director on the New York Social Studies Toolkit. Over the past two years, Dr. Swan has written the economics binder for the DBQ project and co-authored the book, Inquiry-Based Practice in Social Studies Education: The Inquiry Design Model (2017; Routledge).