Sharon E. Shaffer

Sharon E. Shaffer

  • Instructor

Office Location

Ridley Hall
405 Emmet Street S
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Sharon Shaffer leads students in an introductory exploration of social foundations of education and the relationship between school and society. Shaffer engages with students to examine the origins of education, analyze the evolution of schooling in America, and reflect on current social issues. She is passionate about children's learning in schools and museums.  


Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2004

Curriculum Vitae


  • Perceptions of children in museums
  • International thinking on children in museums