Tuning Participant


Trinity University

Linda K. Salvucci, associate professor of history at Trinity University, holds degrees from Villanova (AB) and Princeton (AM, PhD) and teaches courses on early American (US) and Atlantic history and historiography. Her scholarship on imperial transformations has won both the Hubert Herring Award and the Conference on Latin American History Prize. Ms. Salvucci is coauthor of Holt Call to Freedom, a US history textbook for eighth and ninth graders. Her most recent publications include “A Perfect Storm in Austin and Beyond: Making the Case- and Place- for US History in Texas and the Nation,” in Keith A. Erekson, ed., Politics and the History Curriculum: The Struggle over Standards in Texas and the Nation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); and “Remembering the Alamo: When Myth and Meaning Overshadow History,” in the online journal History Now 31 (Spring 2012). Ms. Salvucci serves on the Board of Governors of The Historical Society and as a contributing editor to Historically Speaking; she currently chairs the National Council for History Education. Participation in the AHA Tuning Project offers a unique opportunity to address the widest possible audiences for history, from those who learn and love it to those who remain to be convinced of its value in the 21st century.