American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

Who We Are


ASHP Board of Directors

American Social History Productions, Inc. serves as our not-for-profit subsidiary and holds the copyright to all text, video, and multimedia materials produced by the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning. The officers and board members of ASHP, Inc. include:

  • Carol Groneman, Professor of History Emerita, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center, CUNY (Chair)
  • Stephen Brier, Senior Academic Technology Officer; Professor, Ph.D. Program in Urban Education; Coordinator, Doctoral Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy; Co-Director, New Media Lab, The Graduate Center, CUNY (President)
  • Andrea Ades Vásquez, Associate Director/New Media Lab Managing Director, ASHP/CML (Vice President)
  • Donna Thompson Ray, Project Director, Faculty Development Programs, ASHP/CML (Secretary)
  • Pennee Bender, Associate Director/Multimedia Producer, ASHP/CML (Treasurer)
  • Joshua Brown, Executive Director, ASHP/CML
  • Gerald Markowitz, Distinguished Professor of History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Ellen Noonan, Director of the Archives and Public History Program, New York University
  • Wendy Wolf, Senior Editor, Viking Press

Advisory Board

In 1990, the American Social History Project became an official research center at The City University of New York. ASHP/CML has been affiliated with The Graduate Center, The City University’s doctorate-granting institution, since 1996. Our advisory board includes:

  • Sarah L. Burns, Professor of Art History Emerita, Indiana University
  • Cynthia Copeland, Independent Public Historian
  • Melinda L. de Jesús, Associate Professor of Diversity Studies, California College of the Arts
  • Vincent DiGirolamo, Assistant Professor of History, Baruch College, CUNY
  • Gregory Downs, Professor of History, University of California, Davis
  • Kate Fermoile, Vice President for Exhibits and Education, Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Eric Foner, Professor of History Emeritus, Columbia University
  • Joshua B. Freeman, Professor of History, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Matthew K. Gold, Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities, New York City College of Technology and The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Sarah M. Henry, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, The Museum of the City of New York
  • David Jaffee (1954-2017), Professor of History, Department of History, Bard Graduate Center
  • Cynthia Jones, Professor of English, Hostos Community College, CUNY
  • Nancy A. Hewitt, Professor of History Emerita, Rutgers University
  • Robin D. G. Kelley, Professor of History, University of California Los Angeles
  • William Kornblum, Professor of Sociology Emeritus, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • David Nasaw, Professor of History, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Michael O’Malley, Professor of History, George Mason University
  • Brian Purnell, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History and Director, Africana Studies Program, Bowdoin College
  • Elena Razlogova, Associate Professor of History and Director, Digital History Lab, Concordia University
  • Roy Rosenzweig (1950-2007), Professor of History, George Mason University
  • Martha A. Sandweiss, Professor of History, Princeton University
  • John Kuo Wei Tchen, Professor of History and Asian/Pacific/American Studies, New York University
  • Fritz Umbach, Assistant Professor of History, John Jay College, CUNY
  • Philip Weinberg, Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, NYC Department of Education
  • Craig Wilder, Professor of History, Columbia University