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UD History Education Alumna, Holly (Franklin) Golder has been selected as the 2014 Delaware State History Teacher of the Year!  Holly was selected based on a portfolio consisting of letters of support, a lesson plan using primary sources, and an original extended instructional plan.  Her portfolio will now be evaluated for the National History Teacher of the Year award by a  panel of judges comprising of the previous national winner, renowned historians, professors, and teachers.

As the 2014 Delaware State History Teacher of the Year, Holly will receive a prize package including a certificate of recognition, a $1,000 award, a collection of classroom resources to be presented in her  honor to the Cab Calloway School of the Art’s library, and the opportunity to participate in a Gilder Lehrman Institute summer seminarin 2015. 

The Color RevolutionDr. Regina Lee Blaszczyk (Ph.D., 1995) is a full-time historian and author, affiliated with the Department of the History & Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania since 2005. Her newest book, The Color Revolution (MIT Press, 2012), was recently reviewed by the New York Times and the Atlantic Monthly




David CarawayDr. David Caraway (Ph.D., 2003) is a teacher at Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas, where he teaches history,  French, and government.

Micah PawlingDr. Micah Pawling, (B.A., History, 1996), has accepted a position as assistant professor of Native American Studies and History at the University of Maine-Orono, the flagship institution of the Maine system.  Dr. Pawling has just completed a year as an assistant professor at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. He received his MA. (1999) and his Ph.D (2010) from the University of Maine.


Neil LanctotNeil Lanctot (Ph.D./Wolters/2002) came in second for the 2012 Seymour Medal, awarded by the Society for American Baseball Research for the best book of baseball history or biography in the previous calendar year. Dr. Lanctot received this honor for his Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella, Simon and Schuster, 2011. The Seymour Medal Selection Committee said that this book is a “brilliant biography of Roy Campanella…[and]…provides a rich look at one of the less appreciated figures in baseball’s racial integration…Previous Seymour winner Lanctot has given us another professionally excellent work.” Professor Lanctot won the Seymour Medal in 2005 for his Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Fall of a Black Institution, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.