Six Students Win Prestigious American History Fellowships

Date Published: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Six Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education master's students have been awarded fellowships to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's prestigious Teacher Seminars Program for Summer 2017.

Andelle Bayard, Kellyn Brooks, Erin Gardiner, Jennifer Hallman, Stephanie Kelly, and Ivana O'Kelly will travel to universities across the country to study issues ranging from Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era to 9/11 and American Memory.

"We celebrate the national achievement that these awards represent, and are especially proud of our working teachers enrolled in our online degree programs,” said professor Spencer Salas, who mentored the students through the awards competition.

Details on fellowship winners:

Andelle Bayard
America in the Age of Discovery: 1492–1625
University of Southern California

Kellyn Brooks
9/11 and American Memory
New York University and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Erin Gardiner
The Story of World War II
The National World War II Museum

Jennifer Hallman
The Era of Theodore Roosevelt
Boston University

Stephanie Kelly
Alexander Hamilton and The Founding Era
New York University

Ivana O’Kelly
Immigrants in American History
Columbia University