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NJCSS Executive Board
President: Michael Kenduck
Vice President: Joe Dwyer
Treasurer: Kaitlyn Mahaffey
Secretary: Christine Gehringer
Exec. Director: Hank Bitten
New York State Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors
Lisa Kissinger, President
Allison Weller, Vice-President, Member Outreach
Sienna LeDuc, Vice-President, Policy & Administration
Timothy Potts, Treasurer
Eric Olander, Secretary
Kyle Dalton, Member-at-Large
Tom Michalek, Past President

Teaching Social Studies Board
Fred Cotterell, NJCSS
Arlene Gardner, NJCSS
Mark Pearcy, editor
Alan Singer, associate editor
Teaching Social Studies is distributed digitally to members of NYSCSS, NYS4A, and NJCSS. It provides opportunities for the presentation of divergent opinions by social studies educators. The views expressed do not represent the official position of the councils. For information or to submit articles, contact: Mark Pearcy (editor and NJ representative) at mpearcy@rider.edu or Alan Singer (NYS representative) at CATAJS@Hofstra.edu.
Teaching Social Studies Advisory Committee
Jeannette Balantic, Garden City (NY) CSD
Fred Cotterell
Michael Farber, Valley View MS, Denville, NJ
William Fernekes, Rutgers University
Arlene Gardner, Rutgers University
Charlie Gifford, Farnsworth MS,
Jill Gradwell, Buffalo (NY) State College
John Gunn, Queens College-CUNY
Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Norman Markowitz, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Michael Pezone, High School for Law Enforcement, Queens, NY
Errol Putman, SUNY-Geneseo; Gloria Sesso, Patchogue-Medford (NY) CSD
Kevin Sheehan, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
Linda Swerdlow, Drew University, Madison, NJ. 
New York State Council for the Social Studies (www.nyscss.org).
The New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYSCSS) is a professional association of teachers and supervisors at the elementary, secondary, college and university levels. Membership is open to all persons who teach, supervise, develop curricula, engage in research, or are otherwise concerned with social studies education. Founded in 1938, the NYSCSS has been one of the largest and most active affiliates of the National Council for the Social Studies.  

New Jersey Council for the Social Studies, c/o New Jersey Civic and Law-Related Education, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, 640 Bartholomew Rd., Suite 103-105, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (www.njcss.org)

The NJCSS is the only statewide association in New Jersey devoted solely to social studies education. A major goal and accomplishment of the NJCSS has been to bring together educators from all social studies disciplines, including history, economics, political science, sociology, geography, anthropology, and psychology. Our members are elementary, intermediate, secondary and college educators as well as other professionals who share the commitment to the social studies. Together, NJCSS members work toward a better understanding of the social studies and its importance in developing responsible participation in social, political, and economic life.
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Editorial reviewers, Hofstra University:
Tina Abbatiello, Arwa Alhumaiden, Ashley Balgobind, Melissa Banks,
Jaffrey Barakat, Megan Bernth, Alyssa Knipfing, Haihan Lao,
Olivia LaRocca, Mark Nuccio, John Paris, Marie Pusateri, Steven Rosino,
Jackson Spear, Mark Vasco  

Teaching Social Studies Editorial Board

Mark Pearcy, Executive Editor Rider University
Christine Baron Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
Rebecca Macon Bidwell Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
Jeremiah Clabough Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
James Daly Seton Hall University
Charles Elfer Clayton State University
Thomas Fallace William Paterson University
Bill Gaudelli Lehigh University
Steve Gregor Principal, Orchard Valley Middle
School, Sewell, New Jersey
Brandon Haas Plymouth State University
Eileen Heddy   The College of New Jersey
Casey T. Jakubowski State University of N.Y.-Albany
Ricky Mullins Virginia Tech University
James Nunez Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
Natalie Keefer University of Lousiana-Lafayette
Jiwon Kim Monmouth University
Mark Kissling Penn  State University
Christopher Martell Boston University
Andrea Menger Kent State University
Alan Singer Hofstra University  
Scott Roberts Central Michigan University
Greg Samuels University of Montevallo
Sandra Schmidt Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
Nefertari Yancie Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
NY State Council for the Social Studies 85th Annual Convention
“Pivotal Learning: Teaching Social Studies in a Changing World”
March 9-11, 2023, Albany, NY
(Crowne Plaza Hotel and Desmond Hotel)
March 23-25, 2023 – Salt Lake City, UT

2023 – Dec. 1-3 – Nashville, TN https://www.socialstudies.org/conference/103rd-ncss-annual-conference 

N.J. Council for the Social Studies Exhibitors/Vendors October 2022

National Geographic Learning

Jeffrey Anders
9-12 Sales Consultant Northern NJ
C 703-282-0160
jeffrey.anders@cengage.com /
National Geographic Learning

Kurt Fritz
K-8 Education Consultant
C 856-986-4217

The Franklin Institute
Vikings Beyond the Legend
Owen Mullin / Group Sales Director E: omullin@fi.edu / P: 215-448-1207  
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Twp., NJ 08530  

Scholastic, Inc.
Sales Representatives: John & Lina Gosden
Toll Free: 1-877-266-5765
Fax: 732-530-5008
Email: sales@bigbrainresources.com
Check out our website for current promotions!

New Jersey History Day
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road,
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-720-3131 Phone
973-720-3503 Fax
njhistoryday@wpunj.edu Email  

NJ Islamic Networks Group
P.O. Box 7353 East Brunswick, NJ
08816 www.njing.org 732-416-7464  
Princeton Battlefield Society
P.O. Box 7645 Princeton, NJ 08543
www.pbs1777.org info@theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.org  

Oxford University Press
Order Dept, Oxford Univ. Press
2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 1-800-451-7556
Fax: 919-677-1303      
Teachers College Press
Teachers College
Columbia University
800-575-6566 www.TCPress.com  
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of
American History

John McNamara, Senior Education Fellow
49 West 45th Street – 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 646-366-9666
Fax: 646-366-9669
Email: mcnamara@gilderlehrman.org www.gilderlerhman.org  

Drew University
Jordan Reed, Assistant Director of
Admissions Casperson School of
Graduate Studies
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 Emai: jreed@drew.edu
Office: 973-408-3560  

Molly Roden Winter,
The DBQ Project

1234 Sherman Ave.,
Evanston, IL 60202
847-475-4007 (office)
646-345-4140 (cell)
mollywinter@dbqproject.com www.dbqproject.com  

Liberty Hall Museum
Maryellen McVeight, Coord. School Programs Liberty Hall Museum
marymcv@kean.edu Tel: 908-527-0400 Kean University 1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ
NJ Council for the Social Studies
Rutgers, The State University Busch Campus 640 Bartholomew Road,
suite 101-103 Piscataway, NJ 08854 848-445-3413 www.njcss.org  

Marginal Revolution University
William Nava, Marketing and
Operations Associate


NJ Geographic Alliance
Rowan University –
Political Science &
201 Mullica Hill Road 
Glassboro, NJ 08028

New Jersey World
War I Centennial
Drew University
Grad. Admissions
Madison, NJ 07940
Rutgers Graduate
School of Education
Office of Student
and Academic
Academic.services@gse.rutgers.edu www.gse.rutgers.edu  

Teachers College
Press-Columbia Univ.
1234 Amsterdam Ave NY 10027
Klin@tc.columbia.edu www.tcpress.com  
Liberty Hall
Museum at
Kean University
1003 Morris Av Union NJ 07083

NJ Islamic Networks
Group P.O. Box 7353, East Brunswick, NJ
08816 732-416-7464

NJ Council For Economic Education
Joseph DiFiglia 
jdifiglia@njeconomics.org www.njeconomics.org  

Living Voices – Bring
Life to History
600 N 36th St Suite 212 Seattle, WA 98103

New Jersey Center for Civic Education (http://civiced.rutgers.edu/
The Gilder Lehrman
Institute of American
49 West 45th Street 6th Floor NY, NY 10036
mcnamara@gilderlehrman.org www.gilderlehrman.org  

20 Channel Center St. Boston, MA 02210

Foundation for
Individual Rights in
510 Walnut Street
Suite 1250
Philadelphia, PA 19106 p: 215-717-3473

The DBQ Project
Molly Roden Winter 1234 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202
Mollywinter@dbqproject.com  www.dbqproject.com  

Social Studies School
10200 Jefferson Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
lori@socialstudies.com  800-421-4246 x289  
American Lives:
History Brought to Life Darci Tucker,
Teaching Artist
P.O. Box 1857
Williamsburg, VA
darci@americanlives.net www.americanlives.net      

The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Owen Mullin, [OMULLIN@FI.EDU]  

Studies Weekly http://www.socialstudies.com)  
Youth for Understanding USA [yfuusa.org]
Exchange Programs 4305 State St.
Suite 201,
Saginaw, MI 48603
800-833-6243 X5224
The Drumthwacket
Official residence of
the Governor of NJ
354 Stockton Street,
Princeton, NJ 08540

Historic Cold Spring
Village Jim Stephens, JSTEPHENS@HCSV.ORG
Cape May, NJ 08204 P: 609-898-2300 X17  
Echoes & Reflections Teaching the
Inspiring The

Institute for
Curriculum Services Steve Goldberg,
Trainer & Educator
Stevegoldberg.ics@gmail.com www.icsresources.org  

NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorials Foundation 1 Memorial Lane P.O. Box 648, Holmdel, NJ
P: 732-335-0033

Dr. Mark Pearcy,
Independent Author
on Assessments  

Hindu American Foundation (www.hafsite.org)

New Jersey History Day (https://www.wpunj.edu/coe/departments/professional-development-school-community-partnership/njhistory/index.html)