About our Authors – Vol. 19 No. 1 Winter/Spring 2019

Rafael Angeles is a preservice educator at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Marissa Bellino is an Assistant Professor in Secondary Education at The College of New Jersey. She is involved in the Environmental Sustainability Education and Urban Education programs.

Rebecca Macon Bidwell is a doctoral student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She teaches seventh grade at Clay-Chalkville Middle School in Birmingham, Alabama.

Hank Bitten is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Council for the Social Studies.

Greer Burroughs is an Assistant Professor at The College of New Jersey in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She teaches multicultural approaches to elementary social studies and sustainability education.

Ellen Cahill teaches kindergarten at the Bradford School in Montclair, NJ. She has been teaching for 15 years. She has a Masters degree in Education with Concentration in Philosophy for Children.

Briana Cash is in her third year teaching third grade in the Edison Township School District in NJ. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education.

Marci Chanin is a second-grade teacher at the Bradford School in Montclair, NJ. She has been teaching for more than 32 years with an emphasis on social and environmental justice.

Ryan Ciaccio is a preservice educator at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Danielle DeFauw is an associate professor in the Department of Education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 

Gino Fluri is a preservice educator at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Christine Grabowski is an elementary teacher in the Hazlet Township Schools in New Jersey.  She is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at Monmouth University, where she also serves as Clinical Faculty Supervisor.

Mark Helmsing is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University.

Matthew Hundley is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn where he is pursuing a degree in instructional technology.

Sheena Jacobs is the Coordinator for Social Studies in the Glen Cove (NY) School District

Morgan Johnston is an Urban Elementary Education and STEM major at The College of New Jersey. Morgan will graduate in May 2019 with a Master’s degree in Urban Education.

Jiwon Kim is Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at Monmouth University in New Jersey. Her research areas include social studies education, cultural foundations, and global education.

Alyssa Knipfing is a social studies teacher is at Oceanside High School, Oceanside, NY

Matthew Maul is a preservice educator at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Michael Pezone is a retired social studies teacher who taught at the High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety in Jamaica, Queens. a

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