Chad graduated from Simpson College in 1995 and earned a major in History and minors in Secondary Education and Political Science. He was also a four-year letter winner on Simpson’s wrestling team, qualifying for the Division III National Tournament in 1994.
After graduating he taught middle and high school social studies in Central Iowa from 1995-2010. He is a member of the State Social Studies Leadership Team and the Humanities Iowa Speaker’s Bureau where he travels the state giving talks on the Second World War. His work has been published in the Annals of Iowa, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and both the Wiley Blackwell and Open Court Press Popular Culture and Philosophy Series’.
- History and Philosophy of Education
- Social Studies Education
- Popular Culture and Pedagogy
- Equity in Education
- Secondary Education
- Community Education
- Qualitative Research Methodologies
- 2017 Iowa Campus Compact Engaged Campus Awards, Emerging Leadership, Honorable Mention, Next Course Food Recovery at Simpson College.
- 2014 Excellence in Innovation and Teaching Award, Grand View University.
- 2009 Dissertation Awards
- Finalist, Honorable Mention Runner-up, American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award, Qualitative Research Methodology (Qualitative SIG)
- Finalist, Honorable Mention Runner-up, International Center for Qualitative Inquiry’s Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award (Traditional Category)
- Semi-finalist, American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award, Curriculum Studies (Division B)
- Educator of the Year, Dowling Catholic High School, 2001 and 2008
- PhD. in Education, Iowa State University, 2008
- Dissertation: Circles of Support: Towards a Liberatory Pedagogy for Community Education
- M.A. in History, Iowa State University, 2002
- B.A. in History, Simpson College, 1995
- Timm, Chad William (2018). Doctor Strange, Socratic hero? In Mark White (ed.) Doctor Strange and Philosophy: The other forbidden book of knowledge. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.
- Timm, Chad William (2017). History has its eyes on you. In Aaron Rabinowitz and Robert Arp (eds.) Hamilton and philosophy: Revolutionary thinking. Chicago: Open Court Press.
- Timm, Chad William (2017). Thinking philosophically: The power of pop culture in developing a personal philosophy of education. In Edward Janek and Ludovic Sourot (eds.) Educating through Popular Culture: You’re not cool just because you teach with comics. New York: Lexington Books.
- Timm, Chad William (2016). Only Deadpool is sane. In Nicholas Michaud and Jacob Thomas May (eds.) Deadpool and Philosophy: My common sense is tingling. Chicago: Open Court Press.
- Timm, Chad William (2014). The space between: building liberatory capital in a school–community partnership. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, v27 no (3), 308-329.
- Timm, Chad William (2013). Instructor’s Resource Manual for Mary Beth Norton et. al. A People and a Nation, 10th Edition. Cengage Learning.
- Timm, Chad William (2013). Teaching to the test: Constructing the identity of a space commander. In Kevin Decker (ed.) Ender’s Game and philosophy: The logic gate is down. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.
- Timm, Chad William (2013). Caesar’s identity crisis. In John Huss (ed.) Planet of the Apes and philosophy: Great apes think alike. Chicago: Open Court Press.
- Timm, Chad William (2012). Class is in session: Power and privilege in Panem. In George Dunn and Nick Michaud (ed.) Hunger Games and philosophy: A critique of pure treason. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.
- Timm, Chad William (2012). Stop the madness! Knowledge, power, and insanity in A Song of Ice and Fire. In Henry Jacoby (ed.) Game of Thrones and philosophy: Logic cuts deeper than swords. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.
- Timm, Chad William (2012). The miseducation of Lisbeth Salander and the alchemy of the at-risk child. In Eric Bronson (ed.) Stieg Larsson and philosophy: Everything is fire. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.