Jonathan Zimmerman

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Jonathan Zimmerman is a historian of education who is a Professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.[1]

Zimmerman graduated from Columbia College in 1983, where he was the editor-in-chief of Columbia Daily Spectator.[2] He earned an M.A. in history in 1990, and a Ph.D. in history in 1993, both from Johns Hopkins University.[3] He taught for 20 years at New York University, where he was chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.[3]

Though being a social liberal, he champions unrestricted freedom of speech for all, including conservatives.[4]


  • Zimmerman, Jonathan (April 20, 1999). Distilling Democracy: Alcohol Education in America's Public Schools, 1880-1925. University Press of Kansas. ISBN 978-0700609451.
  • Zimmerman, Jonathan (November 30, 2005). Whose America?: Culture Wars in the Public Schools. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-04544-6.[5][6][7][8]
  • Zimmerman, Jonathan (October 31, 2006). Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0674023611.
  • Zimmerman, Jonathan (February 22, 2015). Too Hot to Handle: A Global History of Sex Education. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-17366-5.[9][10]
  • Zimmerman, Jonathan (September 7, 2016). Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® (1st ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0190627393.
  • Zimmerman, Jonathan; Robertson, Emily (April 24, 2017). The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226456201.
  • Zimmerman, Jonathan (October 27, 2020). The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America. Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-1421439099.
  • Zimmerman, Jonathan (April 1, 2021). Free Speech: And Why You Should Give a Damn. Illustrated by Signe Wilkinson. City of Light Publishing. ISBN 978-1952536106.


  1. ^ "Jonathan Zimmerman". University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Take Five with Jonathan Zimmerman '83". Columbia College Today. Retrieved June 18, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b "Jonathan Zimmerman | Penn GSE". Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  4. ^ Jonathan Zimmerman (Apr 19, 2017). "College students rejecting freedom of speech". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  5. ^ "Carl on Zimmerman, 'Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools' | H-Education | H-Net". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ Liss, Athena. "Jonathan Zimmerman Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools." Social Education, vol. 68, no. 3, 2004, p. 238. Gale Academic OneFile.
  7. ^ Beadie, Nancy (2003). "Review of Whose America: Culture Wars in the Public Schools". Journal of American Ethnic History. 22 (4): 82–84. ISSN 0278-5927. JSTOR 27501353.
  8. ^ Conklin, Hilary G. (25 June 2016). "Review of Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools". Journal of Teacher Education. 55 (3): 284–287. doi:10.1177/0022487104553008. S2CID 144864749.
  9. ^ Blount, Jackie M. (20 January 2017). "Jonathan Zimmerman. Too Hot to Handle: A Global History of Sex Education. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. 202 pp. Cloth $29.95". History of Education Quarterly. 55 (4): 523–526. doi:10.1111/hoeq.12146. S2CID 145494300.
  10. ^ Zervas, Theodore G. (28 November 2016). "Too Hot to Handle: A Global History of Sex Education". European Education. 48 (4): 306–308. doi:10.1080/10564934.2016.1248697. S2CID 151550130.

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