The Clio Project Advisory Board

Patricia G. Avery
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. from Emory University in 1987. She has published over 50 articles on issues related to teacher education and social studies education. She was the evaluator for the federally funded Bridge for American History Project with the Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools (2001-2004) and currently coordinates the evaluation of the Deliberating in a Democracy Project, a study in which models for discussing controversial public issues are implemented in secondary classrooms in three U.S. cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington,DC), and three countries (Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, and Lithuania).

Anne Chapman
With an MA in anthropology from the University of Cambridge, England and a Ph.D. in history from Kent State University, Dr. Chapman taught AP European, world, and women's history in high school for over 30 years. A regular presenter at national and regional conferences, she published books and articles on women and world history. She served on the College Board's European History Achievement Test and SAT Committees and is currently working on the web-based World History Model Curriculum Project with the National Center for History in the Schools (UCLA) and San Diego State University.

Diane Cirksena
Supervisor of Curriculum Instruction and Professional Development for the Division of Academic Standards at the Minnesota Department of Education. She works with state content and professional development specialists to help schools implement state standards, analyze data and improve staff development programs. She has also been a teacher and curriculum director and she co-directed The Women in United States History project that produced a curriculum for high schools.

Yvonne Condell
Professor Emerita, Biology and Multidisciplinary Studies, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Had a forty-year academic career, including thirty years at Moorhead State. Serves on the following Boards: Minnesota State Arts Board, the Minnesota Humanities Commission, and Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. Other activities include AARP Field Volunteer Director for the Midwest and Candidate Advisory Council (for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Governance Board). Served on the Board of the Upper Midwest Women's History Center and brought to that board her experiences as a volunteer in Africa interested in programs effecting women.

Sara Evans
Named Regents Professor in 2004, the highest honor given to faculty members at the University of Minnesota. She is also Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. Her books, Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil rights Movement and the New Left published in 1979 is considered a groundbreaking study, and Born for Liberty: A History of American Women, is frequently used as a college text and has been translated into nine languages.

Marilynn Hitchens
Adjunct professor at the University of Colorado at Denver where she teaches world history online and upper division graduate courses in the areas of Russian and European history. She is past president of the World History Association, director of the World History Institute for Teachers Online and has written and spoken broadly on the topic of teaching world history. Prior to her current assignment, she taught high school history in the Jefferson County Public School System for many years.

Meryll Page
History teacher, St. Louis Park High School. She currently teaches the Advanced Placement American History course and the history component of the International Baccalaureate Program. In addition to her current teaching at St. Louis Park High School, she was Executive Director of the Talmud Torah High School, St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She serves on the Minnesota Humanities Commission's Board of Directors and on the Advisory Board of the Melton Coalition.

Mary Hill Rojas
Has more than 20 years of international development experience working with the impact of gender analysis on natural resource management, the conservation of biodiversity, and sustainable agriculture. She is currently the director of the Women in Development Project Management Unit at Chemonics, International, a consulting firm whose primary client is the United States Agency for International Development. She served for many years on the faculty at Virginia Tech and is president of her own consulting firm, Rojas International. She co-founded the Community Conservation Coalition in Washington, D.C. and has served as the president of the International Association for Women in Development.

Heidi Roupp
Taught world history and related subjects in the Aspen Public Schools in Colorado for 20 years as well as teaching world history at the college level. She has served as Program Director for the NEH World History Network Website and Core Adviser for Bridging World History Video Series, Annenberg-Oregon PBS. She has served as a consultant on numerous world history projects and was Founder and Executive Director of World History Connected, Inc. She served as an editor of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History published in 2005 and contributing author of Best Practices: AP World History and many other publications. She has also received awards for her teaching including the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize and the Principals Award of the Aspen Public Schools.

Margaret Strobel
Interim Director, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and History, University of Illinois at Chicago. She has published extensively in the area of African women's history including her book Muslim Women in Mombasa, 1890-1975 that won the Herskovits Award from the African Studies Association. In addition, she has published widely on the academic development of women's history and women's studies and is series co-editor of Restoring Women to History, with volumes on Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. She is former director of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.