Participants Selected for “American History, Atlantic and Pacific” Project

The American Historical Association is pleased to announce the names of 24 faculty members (from 12 two-year institutions across the United States) who will be taking part in our “American History, Atlantic and Pacific.” The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is supporting this project through a three-year agreement with the AHA, as part of their “Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges” initiative.

Participants in this project will work to create or revise U.S. history courses—especially the popular U.S. history survey courses—with lessons, units, and other work that deepens students understanding of the United States in the world, with particular reference to the Atlantic and Pacific rims.  

The selected participants are:




Del Mar College


Kimberly DeJoie Hill


Gerald Betty


Georgia Highlands College


Shannon Bontrager


Steven Blankenship


Grossmont College


Carlos A. Contreras


Oscar R. Cañedo


Irvine Valley College


Brittany Adams


Stephanie Amerian


Johnson County Community College


Vincent Clark


Sarah Boyle


Kapi’olani Community College


Brian L Cassity


Kelli Yoshie Nakamura


Metropolitan Community College


Amy Forss


Joy Schulz


Mt. San Antonio College


Allison Frickert


Damany Fisher


Santa Monica College


Lesley Kawaguchi


Suzanne Borghei


Seattle Central Community College


Tracy Lai


Jaime Cardenas, Jr.


SUNY-Suffolk County Community College


Sarah Lucinda Grunder


Neil Buffett


Waubonsee Community College


Amy Powers


Timothy Draper






















These twelve institutions were selected from a very strong applicant pool of 26 community colleges from across the United States. This three-year project will start January 2013 with a week-long institute at the Huntington Library in San Marino California.  For more information about participating faculty, and the project itself, please visit our Bridging Cultures page on the AHA website. 

Project Leaders:
William Deverell—University of Southern California and Huntington Library
Philip Morgan—Johns Hopkins University

Project Advisors:
Cheryll Ann Cody—Houston Community College
Kevin Reilly—Raritan Valley Community College

AHA Staff:
Robert Townsend—Deputy Director and Project Director
Nike Nivar—Project Assistant

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