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Welcome from the Directors

We are excited to offer the Cold War Home Front workshop to teachers across the nation. As long-term professional development providers, we have extensive experience offering training to in-service history teachers that integrates rich content knowledge and rigorous discipline-based pedagogy. We have worked very hard to craft a program with the ideal combination of visits to historic sites, lectures, and discussion about readings. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope you’ll choose to apply for this program.

Dave Neumann, Project Director
Site Director, The History Project at California State University, Long Beach

neumann headshotAs Director of the History Project, I provide professional development to K-12 teachers in history-social science content through cooperation with university history faculty. In this capacity, I have organized and led workshops through organizations including the Library of Congress, the US Department of Education, the California Council on the Humanities, the California Department of Education, and other agencies. I have presented at over two dozen state and national conferences, published a dozen articles on history education, and written history curriculum materials for the California Department of Education, Los Angeles County Office of Education, the College Board, and Bedford/St. Martin’s Press. Formerly an award-winning high school teacher for over ten years, I have been a reader of Advanced Placement (AP) History exams for a decade and have written multiple-choice questions for the AP World History exam on several occasions. I am on the editorial board of The History Teacher, the journal of the Society for History Education. I taught History for Social Science Teachers and other courses at California State University for seven years.

Tim Keirn, Principal Investigator
Professor, Department of History at California State University, Long Beach

keirn headshot croppedI am the Coordinator of the History-Social Science Credential Program that is housed in the History Department at CSULB. This program is the largest in California and certifies close to 100 history-social science teachers per year. I have served as Principal Investigator or Project Director on grants from the U.S. Department of Education; the California Postsecondary Education Commission; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the Ahmanson, Freeman and Hewlett Foundations. I have presented at workshops and served as a consultant on history education in Cambodia, India, Nepal, Qatar and Russia. I am actively involved in the AP history program and am currently the Senior Reviewer for the College Board national audit program in World History. I have served as Question Leader at the AP World History exam reading since 2007. As faculty advisor of the History Project, I have extensive experience in planning history-based professional development activities. I hold a joint appointment in the Department of History and the College of Education.