About the Project Team

About the Project Team

Maria Trementozzi (MCPS Prek-12 Program Supervisor, Social Studies) has been involved with curriculum development in social studies for many years, serving as Middle School Instructional Specialist in Montgomery County, and Member-At-Large on the Maryland Council for Social Studies.

Linda Spoales (Project Coordinator) has been an educator in Montgomery County Public Schools for 34 years, serving as a social studies classroom teacher, a social studies resource teacher, and curriculum specialist. She has taught both core and elective courses offered in the MCPS curriculum for grades 7 through 12, at all levels from inclusion to on-level, honors and AP courses. She has pioneered the use of technology in teaching, developing software to help teachers present information using primary sources with multimedia. Linda has also worked extensively with teacher training, having co-written and taught a course through MCPS staff development titled “Recent Trends in Social Studies.” This course focused on developments in social studies methodology, teaching reading and writing within a social studies course and developing a variety of assessment strategies.

Kelly Schrum (Academic Program Director) is the Director of Educational Projects at the Center for History and New Media and an Associate Professor at George Mason University. Schrum received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and is the author of Some Wore Bobby Sox: The Emergence of Teenage Girls’ Culture, 1920-1950 (2004; paperback 2006). Other publications include U.S. History Matters: A Student Guide to History Online (co-authored, 2004; 2nd ed 2008), World History Matters: A Student Guide to History Online (co-authored, 2008) and “‘Teena Means Business': Teenage Girls’ Culture and Seventeen Magazine, 1944-1950,” in Delinquent Daughters: Twentieth-Century American Girls’ Culture, reprinted in Major Problems in American History since 1945. Schrum is co-director of the websites Making the History of 1989, Children and Youth in History, World History Sources, and Women in World History, and is associate director for History Matters. She is the Academic Program Director on four Teaching American History grants in Virginia and Maryland. She has worked extensively in the areas of 20th-century American culture, new media, and teacher training.

Adam Rothman (Middle School Lead Historian) is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Georgetown University, where he teaches classes on the history of the Atlantic world, slavery, and Jeffersonian America. Rothman received his B.A. from Yale in 1993 and his Ph.D. from Columbia in 2000. Adam Rothman’s principal research interests lie in the history of the United States from the American Revolution to the Civil War, and in the transatlantic history of slavery. Adam Rothman’s book, Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South, was published by Harvard University Press in 2005, explains how and why slavery expanded in the United States in the decades after the American Revolution.

Michael O’Malley (High School Lead Historian) received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at GMU since 1994. Publications include Keeping Watch: A History of American Time (1994) and The State of Cultural History (forthcoming 2008). He is at work on a book on the history of money and value in nineteenth-century America. As Associate Director of the Center for History and New Media he has done extensive work in digital media, including publications and presentations on web design and digital pedagogy as well as the production of video and audio for web based educational projects. An amateur musician, O’Malley is also interested in the history of recorded sound and recorded sound technology.

Adam Turner (Project Associate) Adam Turner is the project associate for Conflict and Consensus, the Teaching American History Grant for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, as well as for Foundations of U.S. History, the Teaching American History Grant for Loudoun County Public Schools. Adam graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mary Washington in 2007 with a B.A. in History and a secondary education license in History and Social Sciences with a Meritorious New Teacher Designation. He completed his undergraduate thesis on the Eugenics Movement and the 1924 Racial Integrity Act in Virginia. Research interests include the development of history education and cultural memory, twentieth-century U.S. cultural and intellectual history, and the development of consumer behavior and the DIY mentality.

Roy Rosenzweig (Senior Historian) was Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of History and New Media at George Mason University, where he also headed the Center for History and New Media (CHNM). He co-authored with Elizabeth Blackmar The Park and the People: A History of Central Park, which won several awards including the 1993 Historic Preservation Book Award and the 1993 Urban History Association Prize for Best Book on North American Urban History. He also co-authored (with David Thelen) The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life, which has won prizes from the Center for Historic Preservation and the American Association for State and Local History. He was co-author of the CD-ROM, Who Built America?, which won James Harvey Robinson Prize of American Historical Association for its “outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history.” His most recent book (co-authored with Daniel Cohen) was Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has lectured in Australia as a Fulbright Professor. He recently served as Vice-President for Research of the American Historical Association. As founder and director of CHNM, he was involved in a number of different digital history projects including websites on U.S. history, historical thinking, the French Revolution, the history of science and technology, world history, and the September 11, 2001 attacks. All of these are available through the CHNM website. His work in digital history was recognized in 2003 with the Richard W. Lyman Award (awarded by the National Humanities Center and the Rockefeller Foundation) for “outstanding achievement in the use of information technology to advance scholarship and teaching in the humanities.”

Kristin Lehner (Web Modules Project Manager) has been working with CHNM for four years, first as Research Assistant and then Project Manager of the website World History Matters, and then on the Teaching American History grants. She has significant experience working with online primary sources, and holds a B.A. in history from Wesleyan University.