Professor Dan Lerner
Dr. Dan Lerner is the Co-Director of the Center and Assistant
Professor of History Education at Binghamton University.
Dan teaches graduate courses as part of the
Certificate Program in the Teaching of American History offered at the
University and undergraduate courses for the Department of History. He
also co-develops and co-facilitates summer workshops and after-school
workshops, represents the Center at a wide range of local and national
events, and runs the Center's website.
Dan earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in U.S. History from Michigan State
University and a B.A. in History from Duke University. Before coming to
Binghamton University, he taught a range of courses in U.S. History at
Michigan State, Duke, and the University of Vermont. Dan's background
also includes university administration, website development and
management, and social studies assesssment.
Dan's research area is 20th Century U.S. History, particularly Urban,
African American, and Sports History. His dissertation, "Visions of a
Sporting City: 'Shadowball' and Black Chicago, 1887-1952," weaves each of
these subfields together. Dan is presently developing the manuscript into
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