BRIDGING WORLD HISTORY ADVISORY BOARD
Candice Goucher - Co-Lead Scholar
Candice Goucher is a professor of history and director of the College of Liberal Arts, at Washington State University in Vancouver. She has done research in West Africa, the Caribbean, and Mauritius, and her published work includes archaeological and historical studies of the African experience. She co-authored In the Balance, a world history textbook, with Linda Walton and Charles A. Le Guin. She was interviewed for video episodes 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, and 20. As co-lead scholar, Candice was responsible for overseeing all media content.
Linda Walton - Co-Lead Scholar
Linda Walton is professor of history and international studies and chair of the History Department at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. She teaches Chinese, East Asian, and world history. She has done research in China, Taiwan, and Japan, and her published work includes studies of the social and intellectual history of China from the eleventh through fourteenth centuries. She co-authored In the Balance, a world history textbook, with Candice Goucher and Charles A. Le Guin. She was interviewed for video episodes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 16, and 20. As co-lead scholar, Linda was responsible for overseeing all media content.
Jerry H. Bentley - Core Advisor
Jerry H. Bentley is professor of history at the University of Hawai'i and editor of the Journal of World History. His research on the religious, moral, and political writings of Renaissance humanists led to the publication of Humanists and Holy Writ: New Testament Scholarship in the Renaissance (Princeton, 1983) and Politics and Culture in Renaissance Naples (Princeton, 1987). More recently, his research has concentrated on global history and particularly on processes of cross-cultural interaction. His book Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times (New York, 1993) examines processes of cultural exchange and religious conversion before the modern era, and his pamphlet Shapes of World History in Twentieth-Century Scholarship (Washington, D.C., 1996) discusses the historiography of world history. Mr. Bentley is also the co-author of the world history textbook, Traditions & Encounters, A Global Perspective on the Past. His current interests include processes of cross-cultural interaction and cultural exchanges in modern times. He was interviewed for video episodes 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 18, 19, and 25.
Heidi Roupp - Core Advisor
Heidi Roupp is a Colorado classroom teacher who has taught world history in the Aspen Public Schools for 20 years. She has received Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson fellowships, among others. Since 1998 she has been director of Establishing a Teaching Field: Summer Institutes for World History Teachers, and also director of Teaching a Global Perspective, an NEH project.
She is author of Teaching World History, and co-author of Barron's SAT II World History. From 1998-2000 she served as president of the World History Association. She is currently executive director of World History Connected, an electronic journal for teachers of world history. She was interviewed for video episode 26.
Linda Black - Advisor
Linda Black teaches honors and advanced placement world history at Cypress Falls High School in Houston, Texas. She routinely presents workshops for the College Board on the state and national levels. She was the recipient of the 1993 Teacher of the Year by the National Council for the Social Studies, and serves on the board of directors of the World History Association. She was a senior consultant for the text World History, Patterns of Interaction and is currently finishing her doctoral program at Texas A&M University.
Richard Bulliet - Advisor
Richard W. Bulliet is professor of history at Columbia University in New York City. He teaches courses on Middle Eastern history, the history of technology, and the history of human-animal relations. He is co-author of the textbook The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History. He is the author of The Patricians of Nishapur: a Study in Medieval Islamic History (1972), The Camel and the Wheel (1975), Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Period: An Essay in Quantitative History (1979), and Islam: the View from the Edge (1994). His commentaries have appeared in Newsday, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Arizona Republic, and he has served as a consultant on Islamic matters for Time magazine. He was interviewed for video episodes 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 23, 24, and 26.
Ross E. Dunn - Advisor
Ross E. Dunn is professor of history at San Diego State University and director of world history projects for the National Center for History in the Schools, UCLA. His books include Resistance in the Desert: Moroccan Responses to French Imperialism, 1881-1912, and The Adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century. Between 1993 and 1996, he served as coordinating editor of the National Standards for World History. Following the public controversy over those standards, he co-authored with Gary B. Nash and Charlotte Crabtree, History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past. He recently edited The New World History: A Teacher's Companion, a collection of essays on the problems of conceptualizing and teaching world history. He is currently at work on a new world history textbook for college students, and he is directing "World History for Us All," a project to develop a Web-based model curriculum for world history in middle and high schools. His courses at SDSU have included African History and World History for Teachers. He is a past-president of the World History Association. He was interviewed for video episode 1.
Deborah Smith Johnston - Advisor
Deborah Smith Johnston is a secondary school teacher in Lexington, Massachusetts. She has been a world history and geography instructor for fifteen years, teaching at both the secondary and university levels. Most recently, she completed her doctorate in world history at Northeastern University where she investigated new approaches to teaching world history. She has been active in working with teachers on the new AP world history program. Having grown-up in Canada and overseas, her interest in world history is strengthened by global travel including trips to Egypt, Japan, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Mexico, Belize, Russia and elsewhere. In addition to advising on the project, Deborah contributed to the content development of the series through consulting on the online text materials, providing materials for the "What is World History" section on the Web site, and created the syllabi for the PBS/ALS version of Bridging World History. She was interviewed for video episodes 1 and 22.
Ane Lintvedt - Advisor
Ane Lintvedt has taught history at McDonogh School in Baltimore, Maryland for 20 years. She teaches World History AP, European History AP, and assorted other history courses. She has served on the World History Association executive council and has scored both the European and World History AP exams, serving as a table leader and question leader. Ane also contributed to the research and writing of the video series.
Patrick Manning - Advisor
Patrick Manning is professor of history and African American studies at Northeastern University, where he directed the World History Center from 1994 to 2004. His research on the demographic impact of slavery on Africa was supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, and he directed production of the "Migration in Modern World History" CD-ROM with support from Annenberg Media. He is now director of The World History Network, Inc. He was interviewed for video episodes 3, 14, 18, 20, 22, and 26.
William McNeill - Advisor
William H. McNeill, historian, served on the faculty of the University of Chicago from 1947 to 1987 and retired, emeritus, to Colebrook, Ct. where he still lives. He wrote more than thirty books, the most important of which deal with world history; served as president of the American Historical Association in 1985; and received the Erasmus Prize from the Dutch government for his contribution to European culture in 1996. William and J.R. McNeill's The Human Web: A Bird's-Eye View of World History and Mr. McNeill's The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community were used, extensively, in the research for Bridging World History Unit 18, "Rethinking the Rise of the West." He was interviewed for video episodes 18 and 26.
Gary Nash - Advisor
Gary B. Nash is director of the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA. He is a past president of the Organization of American Historians and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Society of American Historians. He has published many books in colonial and revolutionary American history and African American history, including the groundbreaking Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early North America. He was interviewed for video episodes 2 and 10.
Peter Winn - Advisor
Peter Winn is professor of history and director of Latin American studies at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the author of Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and was the academic director of the PBS series of the same name. Dr. Winn is currently working on the history of globalization and its social and cultural impact. In addition to advising on the project, Peter partnered with Carolyn Neel to provide the research and development of video episode 25: "Global Popular Culture." He was interviewed for video episodes 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, and 25.
Anand Yang - Advisor
Anand A. Yang is the Golub Professor of International Studies and director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. A specialist in South Asian history, he teaches courses and conducts research on a variety of topics relating to world and comparative history and international studies. He is a member of the AP World History Development Committee. He is interviewed for video episodes 18, 21, and 24.
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