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W. Derek Bowman

W. Derek Bowman is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Providence College and the director of the Rhode Island High School Ethics Bowl. He received an AB in Philosophy from the University of Georgia, an MA in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University, and a PhD in Philosophy from Brown University. He regularly teaches core classes in philosophical ethics and in an interdisciplinary Development of Western Civilization program. When he is not absorbed in the world of abstract ideas, he grows a garden and volunteers on Rhode Island farms to support local growers and to harvest surplus produce for hunger relief agencies.

  • "Why Do We Have to Read This Stuff? Lessons from  Frederick Douglass on the Purpose of Studying History," Volume 77, Issue 1, Fall 2020

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Nicholas A. Garcia

Nicholas A. Garcia (M.A.) is a History PhD Candidate at the University of California, Davis. He is also co-founder of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and Associate Managing Editor of Alon: Journal for Filipinx American and Diasporic Studies. His forthcoming dissertation, tentatively titled The New England Company and the Unmaking of Native American Communities, explores the ways in which missionization and English colonialism intertwined to marginalize New England Indians prior to King Philip’s War.

  • "'Subdue Them Under Us': Oliver Peabody and the Limits of Acculturation in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts," Volume 77, Issue 2, Spring 2021

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Joseph Harrington

Joseph Harrington received his BS in History and Education in 1960 from Boston College,  his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1971, and retired as Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University in 2014. Over the past 47 years, he has taught courses involving American foreign policy, has published seven books and 45 articles in national and foreign journals, and has presented more than 50 papers at historical conferences and at the State Department. Foreign Affairs journal described his work Tweaking the Nose of the Russians: Fifty Years of American-Romanian Relations, 1940-1990 (1991) as the “sole substantial scholarly work on America’s relations with Romania and it is not likely to be displaced.” The 591 page work was translated into Romanian by the Institutul European.  He followed up the work with a volume on American-Romanian Relations, 1989-2004: From Pariah to Partner (2004). His most recent publications include a two volume work Conflicted Giant, American Foreign Policy, 1945-2012, published in 2013, followed in 2015 by From Enemy to Ally, Sino-American Relations, 1952-1979.” Joe also writes a blog on American foreign policy. Joe has two children, four grandchildren, and his roommate, Katie, a Golden Retriever.

  • "President Richard Nixon, Secretary of State William Rogers and the 'Ear' in the Oval Office, National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger," Volume 77, Issue 1, Fall 2020

  • "The Relationship Between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in Formulating American Foreign Policy," Volume 76, Issue 2, Spring 2020

  • "The Relationship Between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Its Impact on American Foreign Policy," Volume 75/76, Issue 2/1, Spring/Fall 2019

  • "The Visionary and the Realists: President Ronald Reagan and Secretary of State George Shultz," Volume 75, Issue 1, Fall 2018

  • "White House In-Fighting and Its Effect on American Foreign Policy: Secretary of State Haig and President Reagan," Volume 74, Issue 2, Spring 2018

  • "America's Foreign Policy: How a Badgering Opportunist Affected the Relationship between President Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance," Volume 73, Issue 2, Spring 2017

  • "The Truman Administration and the Importance of the Relationship Between the President and the Secretary of State in Designing America's Foreign Policy," Volume 73, Issue 1, Fall 2016

  • "Morality versus Realpolitik: American Foreign Policy, 1945-2015," Volume 72, Issue 1, Fall 2015 

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Will Hartl

Will Hartl graduated from Providence College in 2020 where he majored in Philosophy, writing on the role of the Common Good in forming our public ethics, and History, and writing on the legacy of white supremacy in shaping American institutions. He is a contributor to Boston College’s Big's White Accountability Group as well as Rhode Island's Financial Literacy Youth Initiative. He currently works at IPH, a homeless shelter in Albany, New York. He will be attending New York University starting in Fall 2021 to pursue a Master's in Africana Studies.

  • "Writing Against the Invisible Empire: Black Newspapers’  Responses to the Second Ku Klux Klan," Volume 77, Issue 2, Spring 2021

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Aren Lerner

Aren Lerner holds an M.A. in History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and is completing her PhD at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Her principal research areas include nineteenth-century American history, transatlantic intellectual history, the Civil War era, and the American West. She was a contributor to The World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, edited by Alexandra Kindell, and has authored several works of historical fiction as well.

  • "Precedence over the Pentateuch: The Social Impact of American Transcendentalism," Volume 77, Issue 1, Fall 2020

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Robert W. Maloy

Robert is a senior lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he coordinates the history and political science teacher education programs. His research focuses on technology and educational change, teacher education, democratic teaching, and student learning. He is coauthor of seven books, most recently: Transforming Learning with New Technologies: Third Edition (Pearson, 2017) and We, the Students and Teachers: Teaching Democratically in the History and Social Studies Classroom (State University of New York Press, 2015). Robert has received a University of Massachusetts Amherst Distinguished Teaching Award (2010), the University of Massachusetts President’s Award for Public Service (2010), a School of Education Outstanding Teacher Award (2004), a University Distinguished Academic Outreach Award (2004), and the Chancellor’s Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Community Service (1998 and 1993).

  • "Designing OER History eBooks," Volume 77, Issue 1, Fall 2020

  • "Curating Content for History Classes: Digital Tools for Teachers and Students," Volume 74, Issue 2, Spring 2018

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Nicholas Racheotes

Nicholas S. Racheotes holds a B.A. in history from Brandeis and a Ph.D. in history from Boston College. He is Emeritus Professor of History at Framingham State University and an Associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard. His current research centers on the Russian Orthodox Church and its position on serfdom. His most recent book is The Life and Thought of Filaret Drozdov, 1782-1867: The Thorny Path to Sainthood. Racheotes is also a published poet and contributing essayist to Vie Magazine.

  • "The Russian Philanthropic Tradition: An Historical Overview," Volume 77, Issue 1, Fall 2020

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Torrey Trust

Torrey is an associate professor of Learning Technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is the co-coordinator of the Learning, Media and Technology master degree program. Her research and teaching focus on how technology can support teachers in designing contexts that enhance student learning. Dr. Trust is the current president of the Teacher Education Network for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) (2016-2018). She has received the 2016 ISTE Online Learning Network Award, 2017 Outstanding Research Paper Award for the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2017 AERA SIG-IT Best Paper Award, 2017 ISTE Emerging Leader Award, and the 2017 Association for Educational Communication & Technology Division of Distance Learning Crystal Award (2nd Place).

  • "Designing OER History eBooks," Volume 77, Issue 1, Fall 2020

  • "Curating Content for History Classes: Digital Tools for Teachers and Students," Volume 74, Issue 2, Spring 2018