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ASHP/CML New Hires

Published March 24, 2011

ASHP is pleased to welcome two new staff to our education programs this year. Abigail Sara Lewis began work as our Making Connections Coordinator in September 2004. Her previous work experience includes coordinating the High School Teachers Institute and other projects at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, as well as legislative project work for Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY). She is currently completing her dissertation on “The Young Women’s Christian Association and the Christian Foundation of Interracial Women’s Activism, 1940-1973″ at Rutgers University.

Leah Potter arrived in January 2005, to take on the position of Teaching American History Coordinator. Before joining ASHP/CML, she coordinated a NEH Landmarks in American History workshop in Durham, North Carolina, and produced Exploring the World of Thomas Day, an award-winning CD-ROM on free African Americans in the antebellum era. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in History, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her dissertation focuses on journalist Nellie Bly’s around-the-world trip and the popularization of American expansionism in the 1890s

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