Publication Date

October 1, 2012

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

The American Historical Association is pleased to announce the names of 24 faculty members (from 12 two-year institutions across the United States) who have been selected to take part in the "American History, Atlantic and Pacific" project. The National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting this project through a three-year agreement with the AHA, as part of their "Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges” initiative.

Participants in this project will work to create or revise U.S. history courses—especially the popular U.S. history survey course—with lessons, units, and other work that deepens teaching on the United States in the world, with particular reference to the Atlantic and Pacific rims.

The participating faculty members are:

Gerald Betty and Kimberly DeJoie Hlil from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX; Oscar R. Cañedo and Carlos A. Contreras from Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA; Shannon Bontrager and Steven Blankenship from Georgia Highlands College, Rome, GA; Brittany Adams and Stephanie Amerian from Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA;Sarah Boyle and Vincent Clark from Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS; Brian L Cassity andKelli Yoshie Nakamura from Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, HI; Amy Forss andJoy Schulz from Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, MO; Damany Fisher and Allison Frickert from Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA;Suzanne Borghei and Leslie Kawaguchi from Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA; Jaime Cardenas Jr. andTracy Lai from Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA; Neil Buffett andSarah Lucinda Grunder from SUNY-Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY; Timothy Draper and Amy Powers from Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL.

These 12 institutions were chosen out of a very strong applicant pool of 26 community colleges from all across the United States. This three-year project will start in January 2013 with a week-long institute at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. For more information about participating faculty, and the project itself, please visit our Bridging Cultures web page.

William Deverell (Univ. of Southern California and Huntington Library) and Philip Morgan (Johns Hopkins Univ.) will be the project leaders, while Cheryll Ann Cody (Houston Community Coll.) and Kevin Reilly (Raritan Valley Community Coll.) will serve as project advisers. Robert Townsend (AHA) is the project director and Nike Nivar (AHA) is the project assistant.

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