Short story: History, edu, jazz, biking, books, film, garlic.
Teaching: University of Portland’s School of Education.  
Online mentor for the Library of Congress’ TPS program.
Apple Distinguished Educator
Lurking at Mastodon

Long Story: Currently I help foster the next generation of teachers as adjunct faculty at University of Portland. I teach MAT and undergrad social studies methods at Ed Methods and undergraduate educational technology at EdTechMethods.

I am proud of my 50+ year career in education. Especially the many years I spent as a teacher. For over 20 years, I have worked with school districts, leading educational organizations and companies to improve the quality of teaching and learning. I provide training and consulting services across the United States and internationally. Here’s a link to my project showcase.

In 2005, I retired from East Irondequoit Central Schools where I served as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. Previously I was the K-12 Director of Social Studies at Pittsford Central Schools, where I also taught high school social studies for 25 years.

I also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Alaska Southeast. My 2016 UAS students and I blog about teaching and learning at UASMAT.

Project and Program Consultant Services

  • Amsco Books, New York City NY
  • Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh Germany
  • The Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington VA
  • Brainvisa, Pune India
  • Carter Center / Emory University, Atlanta GA
  • CORE, Inc / Global Partnership Schools, Berkeley CA
  • CoSN / The Consortium for School Networking, Washington DC
  • Eduventures, Boston MA
  • Kentucky Department of Education, Frankfort KY
  • Learning Through Literacy, Toronto Canada
  • Memorial Art Gallery / University of Rochester, Rochester NY
  • National Council for the Social Studies, Silver Spring MA
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington DC
  • National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
  • New York State Council for the Arts, New York NY
  • New York State Council for the Humanities, New York NY
  • New York State Education Department, Albany NY
  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Albany NY
  • Oregon Department of Education, Salem, OR
  • Pearson Education School Companies, Upper Saddle River NJ
  • Prentice-Hall, Boston MA
  • Rearden Educational, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Rubicon Publishers, Toronto Canada
  • Vantage Learning, Yardley PA
  • William Carlos Museum, Atlanta GA

Professional Honors / Affiliations

  • Board Member, Portland Downtown Clean and Safe 2016- present
  • Board Member, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center : ONE 2015-2017
  • Board Member, Oregon Council for the Social Studies, 2013
  • Participant, Library of Congress / Kluge Center History Textbook Symposium, 2004
  • Fellow, Independent Studies in the Humanities, NEH / CBE, 1992
  • Fellow, Summer Seminar for Secondary Teachers, NEH, 1985, 1990
  • Winner, Philadelphia Inquirer: “10 Best Educational Websites,” 2001
  • Fellow, Rochester Area Foundation, 1985, 1986
  • Board Of Director, Center for Youth Services, Rochester NY, 1975-1976

Grants and Community Partnerships

  • Workshop Designer – Library of Congress / Teaching with Primary Sources Grant
    “The Student as Historian” 2015 more
  • Curriculum Designer “Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II” is a traveling exhibit produced the by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission. 2014
    Lesson 1 | Lesson 2
  • Consultant to Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester for a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to design museum tour app (iPhone / Android), 2010 – 12
  • Consultant to The Bill of Rights Institute for NEH Grant to produce a book and website: “Exploring Landmark Supreme Court Cases: A Document-Based Questions Approach”, 2006-7 more
  • Consultant to Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester for a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to provide online educational modules, 2006-2010
  • Grant Review Panelist – National Endowment for the Humanities 1986-1989
  • NEH Institutes for Teachers and Administrators, 1988
  • NEH Summer Seminars for Secondary Teachers, 1986
  • Younger Scholars Fellowship Awards, 1988, 1989
  • Mentor NEH Younger Scholar Awards, 1993 – 1995
  • Grant Project Coordinator NYS Council for the Humanities, 1992, 1993, and 1994
  • “National Programs of Excellence.” Award Committee, NCSS, 1995 and 1996
  • Coordinator “Museums in our Schools” Strong Museum, Rochester NY. 1996 – 8


  • 1998 – CAS, State University of New York at Brockport, Educational Administration
  • 1997 – “Institute on Standards and Assessments,” Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • 1981 – MS, State University of New York at Buffalo, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • 1971 – BA, Hartwick College, Political Science

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