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.