Kevin T. Brady, Ph.D.
Dr. Brady founded and serves as President of the American Institute for History Education (AIHE), located in Swedesboro, NJ. Dr. Brady directs and services roughly 80 Teaching American History grant projects, conducts teacher workshops and colloquia for AIHE, serves as editor and project manager of the NJ Italian, Italian-American and Amistad Commission inclusion curricula for the State of New Jersey and writes curricula for national organizations.
Dr. Brady has served as an assistant professor of education at Georgian Court University and as the Director of High School Operations at the Rutgers/LEAP Academy University High School. He had also served as Director of the Rutgers University Center for Strategic Urban Community Leadership's Institute for Best Practices and Innovations in Urban Education at Rutgers University, Camden, prior to his appointment to LEAP.
Previously, Dr. Brady held the position of Vice President of Education Programs at the Bill of Rights Institute in Washington, DC . He authored and directed the production of the Bill of Rights and You: Teacher's Guide, numerous historical and educational articles, lessons, curricula, and newsletters. He also coordinates the content of the Institute's interactive educational websites. Additionally, Dr. Brady designed and facilitated teacher seminars and teacher workshops across the nation. He created and ran the Bill of Rights Institute's Summer Institute for Teachers at George Mason University, School of Law.
Dr. Brady taught Social Studies in both New Jersey and Philadelphia . He has planned, produced, and taught courses in many subject areas, including U.S. History, Western Civilization, World History, Ethnic Studies, Law, Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, and Philosophy. In addition to teaching high school, he served as an adjunct professor of history at Temple University, Camden County College and Cumberland County College . On the collegiate level, Dr. Brady has taught U. S. History and World History, as well as Western Civilization, Irish/Irish-American History, and various Education courses.
Dr. Brady received both his Doctorate and Master’s Degree in history from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Scranton, PA where he majored in history, with minors in philosophy and theology.
Vice President for HR and Administration
Ms. Meyer grew up in South Jersey and graduated with a BA in English from Rowan Universityof NJ. After spending nearly 10 years as an office manager, she started her own business as a freelance bookkeeper and provided business management, bookkeeping, and payroll services for a number of small businesses in the South Jersey area.
Ms. Meyer began working as the Administrative Director for the Institute on a full time basis in June of 2006, and as such, she oversaw the daily operations of the AIHE office.
Vice President of Technology
Mr. Zahniser has been involved in computer technology for well over 25 years. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Mr. Zahniser joined a fast growing upstart called Sun Microsystems. During his time at Sun, Mr. Zahniser saw the evolution of the desktop computer and the beginnings of today’s ubiquitous Internet.
Following a 7-year consulting career in Sun’s Professional Services Organization, Mr. Zahniser left to focus on providing Internet-based solutions to the online community. After his regionally-based company was sold to a global systems integrator in 2000, Mr. Zahniser remained on as a consultant focused on highly-available business solutions.
In 2006, Mr. Zahniser received his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, the information security industry’s premier information security certification. Mr. Zahniser started as a consultant with AIHE in 2007 and came on board full-time early in 2008. Mr. Zahniser brings to AIHE a strong background in open systems and business solutions. With his security background, Mr. Zahniser is committed to ensuring the security and privacy of data collected as a result of our various online products such as CiceroHistory.com, SojournerHistory.com, and other products and services offered by AIHE.
VP of Marketing & Communications
Mr. Graham is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for CICERO Communications, AIHE's in-house marketing firm. He is responsible for the marketing of AIHE's complete line of professional development products and services, plus partnership development, new product development and continued brand development. Steve brings over 25-years of marketing experience to AIHE, including radio, television, web, print and social media.
Before joining AIHE full time, Steve was the president and owner of Graham Communications, a New Jersey-based marketing firm specializing in web design, video production and emarketing. AIHE was a client of Graham Communications since the company's inception, so the merge was a perfect solution to continue the global growth plan of AIHE.
Stephen M. Klugewicz, Ph.D.
Director, Online Resources
Dr. Klugewicz brings two decades of experience working in education to AIHE, having worked with students at all levels from Kindergarten through college. During his career, he has served as headmaster of Regina Luminis Academy, as director of education at the National Constitution Center and at the Bill of Rights Institute, and as executive director of the Collegiate Network, the Robert and Marie Hansen Foundation, and Generation Life. In these various roles, he has worked with top university scholars, non-profit leaders, major philanthropists, prominent national journalists, and national security experts. Dr. Klugewicz has designed and conducted dozens of professional development programs for teachers and co-authored a major curriculum on the Founding Fathers. He is also the co-editor of History, on Proper Principles: Essays in Honor of Forrest McDonald, and a frequent contributor to various online journals.
Professional Development Coordinator
Fran recently joined AIHE after a 30-year career as an educator. Fran studied literature through the lens of history as an undergraduate at Brooklyn College. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, and continued her studies in English and History at New York University, earning her doctorate in 1976. Fran spent 20 years as a classroom teacher, working with history educators from Queens College, and she authored two monographs for middle school teachers.
As the Director of Middle School Programs for a New York City district, Fran worked with the New York University Professional Development Lab to institute a teacher induction and mentoring program. In this model, cohorts of teachers received sustained, in-depth professional development in history and content literacy strategies.
As a regional instructional specialist, Fran developed a resource manual for administrators and facilitated training sessions for assistant principals. She also served as a project director for two Teaching American History grants.
Fran recently retired as the social studies curriculum specialist for the New York City Department of Education. Fran also was on the team that developed the New York City K-12 scope and sequence for social studies and the supporting curriculum guides and professional development workshops.
Fran has presented at numerous local, regional and national conferences, and was awarded a Samuel’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 1991. She recently moved to New Jersey with her husband, Bill, an accountant and history buff.
Professional Development Coordinator
Lucinda has been married for over 30 years and is the mother of two boys, one girl, and 4 beautiful grandchildren. She taught middle school for over 20 years in Topeka, Kansas (home of the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education court case and historic site). She has taught a variety of subjects in grades 6, 7 and 8, but her specialty is in American History. Lucinda has a bachelor's degree in history and secondary education and is continuing her graduate studies in History through Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Throughout her teaching career, she has done curriculum development at the district level as well as the state level. She has chaired district middle-level textbook committees through 3 textbook adoptions. She has written test items for her state social studies assessment and is currently working on aligning Kansas Social Studies Curriculum to the Common Core standards. She has received numerous awards and honors including nomination by her district for Kansas Teacher of the Year. Being from Kansas, Lucinda has become a bit of a specialist in teaching about the Gilded Age and has taught her Wizard of Oz allegory lesson in 10 states including her own state of Kansas. She has also become an expert on 20th century history with an emphasis on the Civil Rights movement since she teaches in the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education school district. She had the privilege of having Linda Brown, the daughter of Oliver Brown, one of the litigants in the Brown case, in her classroom and she even taught the grandchildren of Linda Brown.
Lucinda has received numerous awards in her career including a two week summer institute on slavery sponsored by the University of Virginia. As a part of the seminar, she stayed on the grounds of Stratford Hall, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. She also participated in similar seminars sponsored by the National Humanities Council and the Kansas Humanities Council. Her most prestigious awards were when she was chosen as a Gilder Lehrman Scholar for a seminar on Civil Rights at Cambridge University in Cambridge, United Kingdom and as a Lincoln Scholar at Oxford University in Oxford, United Kingdom.
Laureen Hungo Brady
Instructional Design & Curriculum Editor
Laureen is a certified elementary and early childhood teacher who comes to the American Institute for History Education with 13 years of teaching and administrative experience.
Laureen is the Instructional Design and Curriculum Editor for AIHE. She leads the development of all elementary curriculum and materials and manages outsource writers. She dedicated to creating a strong tie between literacy and history curriculums providing professional development for elementary teachers via national education conventions and school district colloquia. She continues to author teaching resources for AIHE’s signature product CICERO: History Beyond the Textbook™
Laureen’s work has also been nationally and internationally published through the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission’s curriculum and the New Jersey Network's program Ten Crucial Days, on the Battles of Princeton and Trenton.
Laureen’s most recent endeavor is her focus on authoring engaging historical children’s books with accompanying teacher manuals. A series of four books written on the fourth grade level includes George Washington’s Journal, My Friend Benjamin Franklin, Dear Mr. Alexander Hamilton and John and Abigail Adams. These books can be purchased through AIHE’s on-line bookstore www.aihe-bookstore.com.
Michael joins AIHE as the Online Resources Coordinator after working as a summer intern since 2007. In 2012 he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in History, United States concentration. While at Notre Dame he was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the history national honor society, and Phi Beta Kappa, a national academic honor society, and also served as a Gilder Lehrman History Scholar. His interests revolve around nineteenth century United States history, including the Civil War and Irish-American history. A native of South Jersey, Michael is looking forward to continuing to develop AIHE’s many products, including CICERO and AMISTAD.
Haley was born and raised in South Jersey and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2010. She was inducted to Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society in 2010 while attending Temple University. In 2012, Haley graduated summa cum laude from Temple University with a Bachelors degree in History. Her interests include 20th Century American Cultural History, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Dissent and Protest Movements. Haley became a part-time member of the AIHE stuff in the summer of 2011 and became a full-time employee in February of 2013. Haley’s role at AIHE consists of writing and editing materials for CICERO and other AIHE affiliates.
Human Resources & Administration
Jackie joined the American Institute for History Education in 2008 with over 15 years of experience in the administration and human resources fields. For 10 years she worked as an employee consultant in Philadelphia. Most recently, she has been involved with a full range of generalist duties as well as recruitment. Her employee consultant experience helps her better communicate with colleagues and clients alike.
Jackie was born and raised in the South Jersey area, where she continues to live with her two daughters.
Winnie comes to AIHE with over thirty years of experience working in accounting departments at various businesses. As an Administrative Coordinator for AIHE, she is responsible for managing accounts receivables, contract administration and invoicing.
Winnie grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but currently resides across the Delaware River in Southern New Jersey.
Followship Programs Associate
Jeannie was born and raised in South Jersey. She earned her associate's degree from Gloucester County College, in Deptford, N.J., and earned her bachelor's degree at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. in 2011
Jeannie started with the American Institute for History Education in 2007 during an internship where she worked on the CICERO: History Beyond the Textbook™ project. In that role she helped write and edit materials for CICERO. She rejoined AIHE in our Fellowship Program, helping to make our outreach programs and trips for teachers successful.
Jeannie has worked for four years in a local public school. This experience has provided her with the background to understand many of the needs our teachers face in educating our children.
Information Services Department
Web Development Associate
Chris, a native of South Jersey, graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in History in 1999. He began his teaching career at a Catholic elementary school in Buena, NJ where he taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Social Studies. It was during this year when he discovered his love of computers and web development and decided to switch career paths.
Chris received a diploma in Web Development from the Chubb Institute in 2001 and has been developing his skills as a programmer ever since. He worked five years for a marketing agency in Wilmington, DE, where he programmed numerous websites for companies including DuPont and the YMCA of Wilmington. In 2006 he joined a software development company in Maple Shade, NJ, where he created web applications for school districts and local governments across the United States. Chris joined AIHE as a Web Associate in June of 2010 and brings nine years of experience as a web developer, as well as a love and understanding of history.
Graphic Design & Web Development Associate
Keri grew up in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and moved to Delaware in 2010. In 2007, Keri graduated summa cum laude from Kaplan University in Hagerstown, Maryland, with a degree in Web Development & Design and was inducted into Alpha Beta Kappa and Epsilon Delta Pi. Keri joined AIHE in 2011, bringing with her over eight years of design experience, ranging from print media/marketing to digital graphic and web design.
Shortly after graduating college, her professional career in design expanded as she entered the nonprofit sector. During her early years of volunteering, Keri's impact in the non-profit sector landed her a position with Reaching Hearts for Kids (RHK) in 2009, a humanitarian nonprofit organization based in Maryland, where she took on the role of leading their IT Creative Department and overseeing their marketing plan through designing information brochures, large format posters, business cards, gift catalogs, and newsletters. Keri later went on to join Restore A Child, a non-profit organization based out of Beltsville, Maryland, as their IT Lead and Director of UNOV Design Division.
Keri's love of art and design began at a young age and continues to be nourished by not only being her career, but also a deeply enjoyed hobby for her. When Keri is not chasing after her active five year old, you can find her spending time with her husband, Jonathan, in their home in Hockessin, Delaware.
Sales & Marketing Department
Linda joined the American Institute for History Education (AIHE) as an administrative associate in the summer of 2008. She comes to AIHE with more than 11 years of experience working as a national account manager. Linda’s service in this capacity has enabled her to understand and meet the demands and needs of customers. This experience also allows her to aid in the working relationship between AIHE and its customers.
A native Philadelphian, Linda resides in Woolwich Township, N.J., with her husband and three children.