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Illinois History Teacher, Volume 13:2


Jenny L. Daugherty is the curriculum specialist for a technology education curriculum development project housed at Illinois State University. She holds a bachelor's degree in history and sociology from Indiana University and a master's degree in American history from Purdue University. Her M. A. research focused on women in twentieth-century post-secondary education.

Michael K. Daugherty is the Interim Department Chairman of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He holds bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in technology and education from Oklahoma State University. A significant portion of this research agenda is devoted to standards-based curriculum development, performance assessment and teaching methodology. He is the author of over thirty refereed journal publications and book chapters in those areas.

Rosemary Feurer, associate professor of history at Northern Illinois University, grew up in the coal-mining town of Freeburg, Illinois. She is currently producing a documentary on the mine wars of 1898-1900; information about the documentary can be viewed at She helped to produce the walking tour of Virden for the commemoration of those events in 1998. She is the author of Radical Unionism in the Midwest, 1900-1950, published in the Working Class in American History at the University of Illinois Press (2005). She has a large collection of labor history links on the Internet, including lesson plans:

Victoria E. Hollister has taught American history at Hubble Middle School in Wheaton, Illinois, since 1984. She received a bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University, earned a master's degree from National-Louis University, and has concluded post-graduate study at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Illinois State University, and Princeton University. She is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Illinois Council of Social Studies, and was a finalist for the Golden Apple Award. Her love of history and storytelling weave together in her classroom to help students "time travel" in the past.

Richard P. Joyce is a descendant of immigrant coal miners on both sides of his family. He holds a B. A. degree in history from Lewis University and an M. A. in history from Illinois State University. He has taught for thirty-two years at Wilmington High School, and has also taught as an adjunct at the University of St. Francis in Joliet.

Malcolm W. Moore, Jr. has taught elementary and middle school students in the Decatur Public Schools for thirty years, where he is currently the curriculum coordinator for the Thomas Jefferson Middle School. A graduate of Millikin University with a B. A. in history, Moore earned a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to previous lesson plans for the Illinois History Teacher, he published lesson plans on law and the Constitution through CRADLE (Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education) at the Wake Forest University School of Law. A winner of the Illinois State Board of Education's Award of Excellence, Moore was a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year in 1996. That same year, the Illinois State Organization of the D. A. R. honored him as its Outstanding Teacher of American History.

Evelyn R. Holt Otten recently retired from the Indiana Department of Education after nearly thirty years at all educational levels. A former elementary and secondary teacher, she became the Coordinator for School Social Studies at Indiana University and the Executive Director of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies before moving to the Indiana Department of Education. She has taught elementary social studies methods at Indiana State University and Western Illinois University. Her Ph. D. is on teaching about the Holocaust in Indiana schools. She has developed curriculum materials on Holocaust studies and labor history.

Robert D. Sampson is employed as a writer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his Ph. D. in history. He is the author of John L. O'Sullivan and His Times (2003), which was named the best biography of 2003 by the Society of Midland Authors. He has published several articles on Illinois history. For many years, he has taught at Millikin University and Richland Community College, both in Decatur.

Wilson J. Warren is associate professor of history at Western Michigan University. He received the Ph. D. in history from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992, and has published several articles and one book, Struggling with "Iowa's Pride": Labor Relations, Unionism, and Politics in the Rural Midwest since 1877(2000), which focuses on meatpacking in the Midwest. The University of Iowa Press will publish his forthcoming book, "Tied to the Great Packing Machine": The Midwest and Meatpacking. He also specializes in History Education and has co-authored a book with D. Antonio Cantu entitled Teaching History in the Digital Classroom (2003).

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