Teaching History

The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program, a speakers bureau devoted to American history, features more than 30 historians who speak about teaching history, including:

Seasoned leaders of teacher workshops, OAH Distinguished Lecturers can offer professional development opportunities suitable for history and English language arts teachers who are adapting to Common Core state standards.

Click below to read more about individual speakers. To schedule a guest speaker for your next in-service or preservice teacher workshop, or to request more information, contact the lectureship program coordinator.

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Patrick Allitt

Patrick Allitt
Emory University

Bob Bain

Bob Bain
University of Michigan

Barry Bradford

Barry Bradford
Independent historian

Lendol Calder

Lendol Calder
Augustana College

David Anthony Chang

David Anthony Chang
University of Minnesota

Deirdre Cooper Owens

Deirdre Cooper Owens *
Queens College, City University of New York

Saul Cornell

Saul Cornell
Fordham University

Jane E. Dailey

Jane E. Dailey
University of Chicago

Catherine Denial

Catherine Denial *
Knox College

Thomas Dublin

Thomas Dublin
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Michael H. Ebner

Michael H. Ebner
Lake Forest College (Emeritus)

Stephen D. Engle

Stephen D. Engle
Florida Atlantic University
 Has Video Presentation

John Fea

John Fea
Messiah College

Kevin Gaines

Kevin Gaines
Cornell University
 Has Audio Presentation

James N. Gregory

James N. Gregory
University of Washington

Mary Kelley

Mary Kelley
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Kathi Kern

Kathi Kern
University of Kentucky

James W. Loewen

James W. Loewen
University of Vermont (Emeritus) and Catholic University of America

Daisy Martin

Daisy Martin
Stanford University

Andy Mink

Andy Mink
National Humanities Center

Maria E. Montoya

Maria E. Montoya
New York University and New York University Shanghai

Leonard N. Moore

Leonard N. Moore
University of Texas, Austin

Lisa Norling

Lisa Norling
University of Minnesota

Andrea Sachs

Andrea Sachs
St. Paul Academy and Summit School

Donald Schwartz

Donald Schwartz
California State University, Long Beach (Emeritus)

Carole Srole

Carole Srole
California State University, Los Angeles

Randall Stephens

Randall Stephens
University of Oslo

Michael B. Stoff

Michael B. Stoff
University of Texas at Austin

William G. Thomas III

William G. Thomas III
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
 Has Video Presentation

Barbara Winslow

Barbara Winslow
Brooklyn College, City University of New York (Emeritus)

David M. Wrobel

David M. Wrobel
University of Oklahoma

Jonathan Zimmerman

Jonathan Zimmerman
University of Pennsylvania