- Leadership Team
The ABC-CLIO Solutions team is comprised of informed, inventive, and well-rounded historical scholars and led by Editorial Director Judy Fay. With a passion for creating authoritative content that is engaging and maintains a strong impact in the library, classroom, and lecture hall, Judy and her team are committed to providing subscribers with the resources and tools that are necessary to take research, teaching, and learning to a dynamic new level.
“I'm thrilled to work every day with such an innovative and progressive team of writers, editors, historians, and teachers and proud of my history with the company's electronic products, from the days of producing CD-ROMs all the way to development of our new Video Learning Modules. As a team, we are constantly striving to deliver high-quality content in a way that will both engage and challenge 21st century students.” — Judy Fay, Editorial Director
Meet Some of the Team:
“It is an honor to be part of ABC-CLIO’s talented editorial team. We are all passionate about history and education, and that passion is demonstrated every day in the hard work we put in to make our suite of databases the best they can be. I feel very lucky to not only enjoy the work I do, but to be on the ground floor in developing important products like the Modern Genocide database that can help students make a difference in the world.” —Padraic (Pat) Carlin, Manager, Editorial Development — Modern Genocide, Praeger Security International, World at War
“The collaborative environment at ABC-CLIO is inspiring. My colleagues—not only those in our ABC-CLIO offices, but also the teachers, librarians, and professors that we work with—are among the most intelligent and curious people I know. With them, developing a project from idea to reality is an especially creative and fulfilling journey.” — Julie Dunbar, Editorial Manager, Geography/Culture
The ABC-CLIO Fellows are elite educators who have been intimately involved in the development and evolution of ABC-CLIO Solutions. From writing model commentaries, to creating innovative lesson plans, to sharing their content knowledge in our dynamic video learning modules, the Fellows’ fingerprints can be found throughout the Solutions. Each ABC-CLIO Fellow is dedicated to finding innovative ways to introduce primary source materials into the day-to-day teaching of history. They believe in challenging students and encouraging them to see history not as a series of verifiable facts, but as a compendium of open-ended questions.
Lee W. Eysturlid, PhD, NBCT, has been working with ABC-CLIO on the World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society database since 2003. He teaches at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, IL. He received his doctorate in history with a specialty in military history from Purdue University. His published works include Praeger’s Philosophers of War: The Evolution of History's Greatest Military Thinkers and Greenwood’s The Formative Influences, Theories, and Campaigns of the Archduke Carl of Austria.
Jeremy Gypton is a veteran educator with more than 14 years of experience in the classroom and as an administrator. His specialties are social studies curriculum and instruction, teacher coaching, and technology integration. During 11 years in the classroom, he taught both AP U.S. history and U.S. government and politics, dual enrollment American history, and developed several history electives, including a semester-long World War II and the Holocaust course. He currently serves as an assistant principal at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, AZ.
Chris Mullin graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in classical Greek and Latin and received his master's degree in education from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Chris teaches Latin, Advanced Placement European history, and Advanced Placement United States history at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. Chris has been a fellow of the Teachers Network Leadership Institute and a facilitator for the California History-Social Science Project, and has developed numerous history-related classroom activities that he presented at state and national conferences. In 2003, Chris was named California Teacher of the Year for his passionate and innovative approaches to teaching history.
Rob Kiely is an adjunct assistant professor of liberal arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also an instructor in such courses as the history of biology and the history of philosophy at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois. Kiely has also delivered many lectures at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. He received his PhD from Northwestern University, where he studied the history of ideas and the history of science. His awards include a National Science Foundation Research Grant, an Outstanding Teaching Award from Northwestern University, and the Faculty of the Year Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Advisory Board
To ensure that ABC-CLIO Solutions truly meets the needs of today’s libraries and classrooms, the Solutions staff regularly collaborates with an advisory board of professors, teachers, and librarians from around the country. The invaluable insight gained through these relationships guarantees that Solutions provides what you need, when you need it. For a complete listing of our advisory boards, please go to the Advisory Boards tab, or click on a database to learn more:
- BRITE Team
ABC-CLIO is honored to partner with the nation’s most innovative educators through our BRITE team (Bringing Innovative Technology to Educators). These exemplary teachers and teacher librarians regularly integrate cutting-edge resources into research, teaching, and learning and are champions in creatively embedding ABC-CLIO Solutions into their daily instructional activities.
Albuquerque Public Schools, NM
- Kathy Browning, Teacher
- Lisa Kerr, Teacher Librarian
Brazosport Independent School District, TX
Clark County School District, NV
- Emily Rodrigues, Social Studies Director
Cleveland Metropolitan School District, OH
- Gayle Gadison, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, Social Studies
Cobb County Public Schools, GA
- Trey Coggins, Teacher
- Laura Falthzik, Teacher Librarian
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
- Mary Wolfe, Lead Librarian
Fresno Unified School District, CA
- Lisa Bridgen, Teacher Librarian
- Mary Janzen, TSA, Common Core-Literacy in History/Social Studies
Gwinnett County Public School District, GA
- Jennifer Helfrich, Coordinator of Media Services & Technology
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA
Houston Independent School District, TX
- Candace Seale, Teacher Librarian
- Montra Rogers, Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Specialist
Paterson Public School District, NJ
- Eric Crespo, K–12 Social Studies Director
- Chris Graber, Supervisor of Learning Networks
Phoenix Union High School District, AZ
- Jean Kilker, Library Media Specialist
- Delaynie Potts, Social Studies Department Chair
Tustin Unified School District, CA
- Roland Jones, Digital Learning Coach
- Theresa Walsh, District Librarian
Waco Independent School District, TX
- Dan Pfleging, Teacher
- Gina Pustejovsky, Library Media Specialist
Washoe County School District, NV
- Amy Henderson, Teacher
- Marcella Howden, Librarian
- Angela Orr, Social Studies Director