Speakers on Education

Ellen Schrecker, ellen.schrecker@gmail.com, is available to speak on McCarthyism and political repression or Universities in the 1960s.

She is a Professor of History at Yeshiva University (retired). She has been studying higher education and political repression for over thirty years. The author of Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America, Schrecker is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on that grim period in our nation’s history. Among her other publications are No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities, The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents, and The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Academic Freedom, Corporatization, and the Assault on the University, as well as many popular and scholarly articles and an edited collection of essays, Cold War Triumphalism: Exposing the Misuse of History after the Fall of Communism. She is currently working on a book about the political experiences of American professors during the 1960s and early 1970s.” (See: https://www.oah.org/lectures/lecturers/view/1380/ellen-schrecker/)

Alan Singer, Alan.J.Singer@hofstra.edu, is available to speak on the crisis of democracy, the current crisis in the U.S and in education.

He is a Professor of Teaching, Learning and Technology at Hofstra University. “Alan Singer is a social studies educator and historian . . . Dr. Singer is a graduate of the City College of New York and has a Ph.D. in American history from Rutgers University. He taught at a number of secondary schools in New York City . . . He was a co-director of the New York State Great Irish Famine Curriculum Guide and the editor of the “New York and Slavery: Complicity and Resistance” curriculum guide. . . He is the author of . . . New York and Slavery: Time to Teach the Truth. He was a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and is currently with the Daily Kos. (See https://www.hofstra.edu/faculty/fac_profiles.cfm?id=1412, https://www.huffpost.com/author/catajs-603)

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