Dr. Levy is an associate professor of Educational Theory and Practice. His research explores how educational programs can support civic and political engagement among youth and how such engagement can in turn foster academic and life skills. His dissertation, which explores the development of adolescents' political efficacy, won the 2012 Exemplary Dissertation Award from the National Council for the Social Studies, and his work has been published in Educational Researcher, Teaching and Teacher Education, Political Psychology, and other outlets. (Many of his papers can be downloaded on Scholars Archive.) Dr. Levy teaches courses on youth civic engagement, social studies education, research methods, and environmental education, and he produces the podcast Education for Sustainable Democracy. Before graduate school, he taught middle school social studies, history, and English at public and private schools in California.