Donald R. McClure is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at St. John's University in New York City. With research interests spanning the areas of social studies education and international education, he explores how culturally and ethnically diverse students make sense of citizenship, national identity, and national belonging.
A member of the 10th cohort of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) teaching fellows, McClure taught third grade in Plaquemine, Louisiana as an ACE teacher (2003–05). He then received a post-ACE Ireland fellowship to study educational disadvantage at St. Patrick’s College in Dublin and to serve as a math and language arts teacher at an under-resourced Catholic primary school. After completing the fellowship, McClure returned to the United States to teach elementary and middle school for five years at a Catholic school in Chicago.
McClure holds a PhD in curriculum, instruction, and teacher education from Michigan State University and an MEd from the University of Notre Dame.