Professional Activities

Directorships

Director, World History for Us All project, National Center for History in the Schools, UCLA.

Associate Director, National Center for History in the Schools, UCLA.

Consultancies, Editorial Boards, Committees

Alliance for Learning in World History, University of Pittsburgh, May 2015. From left: Ross Dunn, Susan Douglass (George Mason University), Ahmed Abushouk (Qatar University)

Alliance for Learning in World History, University of Pittsburgh, May 2015. From left: Ross Dunn, Susan Douglass (George Mason University), Ahmed Abushouk (Qatar University)

Member, World History Association dissertation prize selection committee, 2016-17.

Reader, World History Advanced Placement Reading, The College Board, Salt Lake City, June 2016.

Founding member, Alliance for Learning in World History, a collaborative project of the University of Pittsburgh, UCLA, and California State University, Long Beach, alliance.pitt.edu.

Member, advisory board, The Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History, University of Wisconsin Press.

Consultant, Instructional Quality Commission, California Department of Education, revision of History – Social Science Framework, 2008-2016.

Consultant, Providence, Rhode Island Schools. Development of new history – social studies curriculum for middle and high schools. 2009-2011.

Members of planning team for feature film on the adventures of Ibn Battuta, Tangier, Morocco. From left: unknown, Fakhita Drissi (Ibn Battuta Productions), Mrs. Slimi, Said Taghmaoui (actor and producer), unknown, Rachid BenHadj (writer), unknown, unknown, Jean-Charles Levy (Forecast Pictures)

Members of planning team for feature film on the adventures of Ibn Battuta, Tangier, Morocco. From left: unknown, Fakhita Drissi (Ibn Battuta Productions), Mrs. Slimi, Said Taghmaoui (actor and producer), unknown, Rachid BenHadj (writer), unknown, unknown, Jean-Charles Levy (Forecast Pictures)

Consultant, Ibn Battuta Productions and Forecast Productions, development of feature film on the career of Ibn Battuta, 2005-.

Consultant, Golden Web Foundation (data base on human interchange in history), Cambridge, UK, 2001-2012.

Member, editorial board, International Journal of History Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2000-.

Member, national advisory board, Cobblestone Publications, 1996-.

Member, national advisory board, The Society for History Education (publisher of The History Teacher), 1996-.

Member, editorial board, Journal of World History, 1990-.

Awards and Honors

Perryman Award for Service to K-12 Social Studies Education, Southern California Social Science Association, 2013.

Pioneers of World History Award, World History Association, 2012.

History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past winner of Gustavus Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America, 1998.

Life Member, Clare Hall, a Cambridge University Graduate College.

The Adventures of Ibn Battuta a selection of the History Book Club, May 1987.

First elected president of the World History Association, 1983.

Recent Presentations

"Meet the Author: The New World History: A Field Guide for Teachers and Researchers," with Laura J. Mitchell and Kerry Ward, World History Association, Boston, June 2017.

"Ibn-Battuta in the Cosmopolitan World of the Fourteenth Century," Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, April 2017.

"Ibn Battuta: A Fourteenth Century Scholar, Sufi, and Job Seeker, "The Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange, Rabat, April 2017.

"Ibn-Battuta in the Cosmopolitan World of the Fourteenth Century," Al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, April 2017.

"Ibn-Battuta in the Cosmopolitan World of the Fourteenth Century," Al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, April 2017.

 
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Al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco