State Councils

Interested in getting more involved in history education? Consider joining a state council!

From annual professional development conferences to webinars and social networking, the state councils bring history educators, university faculty and public historians together to learn the latest in effective history teaching and learning. Each council operates independently so they all have their special programs and activities. Check them out to learn more what is going on in your state! Many have their own web sites with programs and activities listed there!

If your state is not on the roster then consider starting your own state council. The first step is to contact the NCHE office (email: justin@nche.net) to find out about how to begin the process. Then start talking to your colleagues! We can help you making contact with resources in your state but the secret is in personally reaching out and inviting people to join the excitement.

    Arizona
    Leah Harrison
    Historical Analyst, SRP
    PO Box 742
    Tempe, AZ 85280
    Email

    California
    David Landers
    California Council for History Education
    Director of Educational Programs and Outreach,
    Special Collections, University Libraries
    Azusa Pacific University
    Email 

    Georgia
    Beth Scarbrough
    Email    

    Hawaii
    Jeffrey Bingham Mead
    Director
    History Education Council of Hawaii, Inc.
    345 Queen Street, Suite 607
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Email

    Iowa
    Thomas Connors
    Assistant Professor
    University of Northern Iowa
    History, 319 Seeley Hall
    Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0701
    319-273-2994 (s), 319-273-5846 FAX
    Email

    Idaho
    Russ Heller
    District Services Center
    Boise Schools
    8169 W. Victory Rd.
    Boise, ID 83709-4164
    208-287-2156, 338-4381FAX
    Email 

    Illinois
    Dean Pinos
    Social Studies Department Coordinator
    New Trier Township High School
    7 Happ Road
    Northfield, IL 60093
    847-784-7570
    Email

    Kansas
    Nathan McAlister
    Royal Valley Middle School
    613 Central Avenue
    Hoyt, KS  66440
    Email

    Michigan
    Gordon Andrews, Executive Director
    Grand Valley State University History Dept
    D-1-1202 MAK Hall
    Allendale, MI 49401
    616-331-3040
    Email  

    Upper Midwest Council
    Includes Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin 
    Kyle Ward
    Director of Social Studies Education
    Minnesota State University, Mankato
    507-389-5718
    Email 

    Missouri
    Joan Musbach
    University Supervisor Pre-Service Teachers
    Webster University
    415 Westrick Place
    Kirkwood, MO 63122
    314-821-0678 (Home)
    Email 

    Montana
    MCHCE Executive Director and TAH Co-Project Director
    James Bruggeman Ed.D.
    P.O. Box 5204
    Bozeman, MT 59717
    Phone: 406-600-6806
    Email 

    TAH / MCHCE Deputy Executive Director and Project Manager
    Danice Rolleri Toyias, MCHCE, Bozeman, MT
    Phone: 406-580-3925
    Email

    Nevada
    Joyce O'Day
    Social Studies Department Chair
    Advanced Technologies Academy
    3405 Baldoyle Lane
    Las Vegas, NV 89129
    702-332-3149
    Email

    New Jersey
    Phil Nicolosi
    West Morris Central High school
    Bartley Road
    Chester, New Jersey 07930
    Email

    Ohio
    Betsy Hedler
    Buckeye Council for History Education
    Ohio History Connection
    800 E 17th Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43211
    ph. 614-297-2538
    fx: 614-297-2567
    Email

    Oklahoma
    Nancy Brewer
    Belle Isle Middle School
    Email

    Pennsylvania
    Debbie Corll
    281 Limerick Road
    Wexford, PA 15090
    412-952-2840
    Email

    South Carolina
    Marc Turner
    Chair, South Carolina Council for History Education
    Dent Middle School
    2721 Decker Blvd.
    Columbia, SC 29206
    803-699-2750 ext. 72132

    South Dakota
    Benjamin F. Jones, Ph.D.
    Dean and Associate Professor of History
    President, SDCHE
    114 Beadle Hall
    820 N. Washington Ave
    Madison, SD  57042 – 1799
    Phone:  (605)256-5270
    Email 

    Tennessee
    Todd Wigginton
    Social Studies Coordinator
    Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
    409 Ritchie Drive
    Nashville, TN 37220
    615-315-0485
    Email

    Texas
    Amy Jo Baker
    Independent Educational Consultant
    History Education Advocate/Volunteer
    2218 Fawn Mist Lane
    San Antonio, TX. 78248
    (210) 493-8238
    Email


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