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					Curriculum Vitae
Edward Carson
Houston Christian High School
Department of History and Social Science
2700 W Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, Texas 77043

Office: 713-580-6059
Cell: 501-416-2656
E-mail: ecarson@houstonchristianhs.org
Web Page: www.professor.com

Professional Appointments

         Houston Christian High School; Houston, Texas
         Instructor, Department of History and Social Science
         August 2004 – Present

         Central Arkansas Christian School; North Little Rock, Arkansas
         Instructor, Department of History and Social Science
         August 2000 – May 2004

Education

         Harding University; Searcy, Arkansas
         Curriculum/ History Education, M.ED
         July 2000.
         Graduate Assistant for the Center of Student
         Advancement under Professor Dee Boast

         Harding University; Searcy, Arkansas
         History and Social Science, B.A.
         May 1998.
         Arkansas Teaching License

Current and Past Teaching Assignments

         Advanced Placement European History
         Advanced Placement World History
         Advanced Placement United States Government & Politics
         Advanced Placement Macroeconomics
         Advanced Placement United States History
         World History
         Sociology
         Debate

Teaching Philosophy

The most important role for a professional educator to model is a high degree of intellectual curiosity and a thirst for
knowledge. As I converse with intellectually motivated and curious students, they should develop a sense for knowledge
and learning by the questions I ask. These questions should force students to examine history and ideas not only from their
perspective, but from the perspective of those who do not share their wealth or status; from those of different racial, ethnic,
and religious backgrounds; and from those of a different ideological persuasion. It is these questions that generate true
teaching and learning.




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Key Awards/Affiliations/Professional Memberships

        Houston Christian High School’s Excellence in Teaching Award Finalist, 2006
        Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society)
        Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)
        Nomination, Who’s Who among America’s Teachers (2004, 2006)
        World History Association of Texas
        American Historical Association
        Society for History Education
        Organization for History Education

Research Interests

        Advanced Placement and Curriculum Alignment
        Race and Independent Schools
        18th and 19th Century Sexuality, Gender, and Demography in Europe

Professional Experiences

        Educational Testing Service and The College Board
        Advanced Placement European History Test Development Committee
        March 2005 – Present
            Guide and review research and data analysis of content used to construct exam questions.
            Plan, develop, and approve each exam.
            Review and write descriptive materials for AP students, high schools, and colleges such as a course
                description.
            Deliver presentations about committee work at academic and professional conferences.
            Write and submit multiple choice and free response questions.

        Houston Christian High School
        Director, Advanced Placement Program
        August 2004 – May 2009
             Organize faculty seminar meetings for AP teachers to plan and coordinate curriculum matters.
             Discuss ideas and approaches toward student recruitment.
             Conduct research in order to develop new services and initiatives for Houston Christian High School.
             Keep faculty members abreast of AP curriculum changes.
             Provide periodic training workshops and seminars on the AP program and effective teaching methods
                 applicable across all disciplines.

        Educational Testing Service and The College Board
        Advanced Placement Exam Reader
        June 2009, 2008 at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Table Leader
        June 2007 at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Reader
        June 2006, 2005, 2004 at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Reader

               Standardized and graded the national AP European History essay exam.

        Educational Testing Service and The College Board
        Test Development Committee Professional Development Liaison (DCPD Liaison)
        October 2005 – June 2006
              Review College Board’s web sites for content accuracy, while providing corrections to official
                information such as course updates and/or outreach activities
              Respond to queries received by the College Board’s call center relating to questions about AP Central
                content
              Write an update report after each test development committee meeting



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       Central Arkansas Christian High School
       Department Chairperson, History and Social Science
       August 2002 – May 2004
            Directed oversight of History department curriculum and instruction, grades 7 – 12
            Appropriated coordination between History curriculum and other department’s curricula
            Supervised departmental needs along with textbook orders
            Organized and set the agenda for departmental meetings
            Informed departmental members of conferences, presentation opportunities, and professional membership
                activities

       College Board Faculty Consultant
       April 2003 – Present
            Deliver specialized seminars and workshops on historical content and topics related to the research and
                teaching of European history
            Provide best practices and methodological strategies to history educators
            Review Advanced Placement exam criteria and the grading process of the national exam
            Inform teachers and administrators of recent changes and trends in the college admissions process,
                retention and matriculation rate of college students, and curriculum changes in history departments
            Explain recent scholarship and changes in historiography
            Address the College Board’s mission statement toward equity and access

Grant Work

       Teachers of Color and Advanced Placement Research Grant
       Federal Research Grant with Dr. Ann Robinson, Tommie Sue Anthony, and Linda Fiddler of the University of
       Arkansas at Little Rock
       April 2001 – Spring 2004

Research and Working Papers:

       “The Impact of the 1980s on the United States History Survey Course.”

       “Teaching Demography via Sexual Content in 18th and 19th Century Europe.”

       “The Atlantic Market Thesis: Creating a Conceptual Framework for Structural Shifts
        in the Western Civilization Course.”

Conference Paper Presentations:

       “The Transatlantic and Its Impact on the European History Course: A Look at Geo Politics, Race, Class, and
        Gender.” Presented at The National Conference for Social Studies (NCSS), Houston, Texas. November 2008

       “A Shift from the Atlantic Market: Manifest Destiny Using the Eastern Shift.” Accepted by the Western History
       Association, 48th Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah. October 2008

       “Enhancing the European History Course via Images and Technology.” Presented at the AP National Conference,
        Las Vegas, Nevada. July 2007

       “A Comparative Look: How does the AP European History Course Emulate the College Western Civilization
       Course?” Presented at the New York State European Historians Conference at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New
       York. September 2006.

       “The Impact of Religion, Tradition, and Industry on the Plight of Women.”
        Presented at the AP National Conference, Orlando, Florida. July 2006.



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       “Dispelling Myths about Teachers of Color and Independent Schools.”
        Presented at the College Board’s Southwestern Regional Conference,
        Little Rock, Arkansas. February 2005.

Conference and Seminar Presentations:

       “Construction of European History.” Metro Tech Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. November 2009

       “Looking at Point of View.” Co-presented with Sarah Cowart.
        AP National Conference, San Antonio, Texas. July 2009.

       “The Thirty Years’ War and French Revolution as a Shaper of European History.”
        College Board’s History and social Science Conference at the Omni Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. February 2009.

       “The Transatlantic and its Impact on the Modern European History Course.”
        College Board’s History and social Science Conference at the Omni Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. February 2009.

        “A Review of the 2008 European History Exam.”
        College Board’s History and social Science Conference at the Omni Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. February 2009.

       “Enhancing the European History Course Via Images and Technology.”
       Presented at the AP National Conference as Part of a Panel “Meet the European History Development
       Committee” Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. July 2007.

       “The Impact of Religion, Tradition, and Industry on the Plight of Women.”
        College Board’s Advanced Placement History Conference at the Postal Center, February 2007,
        Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

       “A Closer Look and Analysis of the 2006 National European History Exam.”
        College Board’s Advanced Placement History Conference at the Postal Center, February 2007,
        Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

       “Modern Intellectual Thought: Karl Marx, John S. Mill, and John Locke.”
        College Board’s Advanced Placement Humanities Conference, November 2006,
        Richardson, Texas.

       “Gender in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe.”
        College Board’s Advanced Placement Humanities Conference, November 2006,
        Richardson, Texas.

       “American and European Historical Point of View.”
        College Board’s Advanced Placement Humanities Conference, November 2006,
        Richardson, Texas.

       “Constructing A History Seminar.”
        College Board’s Advanced Placement Humanities Conference, November 2006,
        Richardson, Texas.

       “Social Class and Gender in the AP European History Classroom.”
        AP National Conference, Orlando, Florida. July 2006.
        Panelists: Chair, George Munro, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA;
        Jessica Young, Oak Park & River Forest School, Chicago, ILL.

       “Panel Discussion: Meet the European History Development Committee.”
        AP National Conference, Orlando, Florida. July 2006.


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Panelists: Chair, George Munro, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA;
Jessica Young, Oak Park & River Forest School, Chicago, ILL.

“The Age of Discovery: The Atlantic Market Thesis.”
 AP National Conference, Orlando, Florida. July 2006.

“Romanticism: Integrating Art, Sounds, and Literature.”
 College Board’s Social Studies Conference, Woodlands, Texas. February 2006.

“Race and Culture in European History: An Examination.”
 College Board’s Social Studies Conference, Woodlands, Texas. February 2006.

“The Age of Discovery: The Atlantic Market Thesis.”
 College Board’s Social Studies Conference, Woodlands, Texas. February 2006.

“Teaching AP European History as a Seminar Course.”
 College Board’s Social Studies Conference, Woodlands, Texas. February 2006

“Elite and Popular Culture: 1450 – 1880”
 College Board’s Social Studies Conference at the Omni Hotel, February 2005,
 San Antonio, Texas.

“Review of the 2004 AP European History Exam”
 College Board’s Social Studies Conference at the Omni Hotel, February 2005,
 San Antonio, Texas. Co-Presented with Patti Harrold of Edmond, Oklahoma.

“Analyzing Luther: Inner/Outer Circle Approach”
 College Board’s Social Studies Conference at the Omni Hotel, February 2005,
 San Antonio, Texas.

“Gender Issues: 1450 – Present”
 College Board’s Social Studies Conference at the Omni Hotel, February 2005,
 San Antonio, Texas.

“Transition from Middle School to High School Social Studies Faculty Workshop.”
 Co-Presented with Christine Metoyer of Houston Christian High School, January 2005.

“Recruiting and Retaining Talented Minorities in the Education Profession.”
 College Board’s Equity Colloquium, March 2004, Houston, TX.

“Teaching Essay Writing in the AP European History Course.”
 College Board’s Advanced Placement Humanities Conference, February 2004,
 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“Developing an AP European History Course.”
 College Board’s Advanced Placement Humanities Conference, February 2004,
 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“Teaching the Cold War as Part of Popular Culture.”
 College Board’s Advanced Placement Humanities Conference, February 2004,
 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“A Panel Conversation with Advanced Placement Teachers of Color and their AP Mentors.”
 Southwestern Regional Meeting, February 2004, Dallas, Texas.




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       “Teaching Higher Level Thinking Skills through Democratic Values.”
        Southwestern Regional Meeting of the College Board, February 2004, Dallas, Texas.
        Co-Presented with Teresa Story of Central Arkansas Christian School.

       “Teaching the Cold War as Part of Popular Culture.”
        College Board’s Advanced Placement Humanities Conference, November 2003,
        Richardson, Texas

       “Developing an AP European History Course.”
        College Board’s Advanced Placement Humanities Conference, November 2003, Richardson, Texas.

       “Teaching the Enlightenment Concept.”
        College Board’s Advanced Placement Humanities Conference, November 2003,
        Richardson, Texas.

       “AP and Teachers of Color.”
        College Board National Forum, November 2003, Manhattan, New York. November 2003.

       “A Panel Conversation with Advanced Placement Teachers of Color and their AP Mentors.”
        Advanced Placement National Conference, July 2003, Los Angeles, California.

       “A Panel Conversation with Advanced Placement Teachers of Color and their AP Mentors.”
       Southwestern Regional Meeting, February 2003, Tulsa, Oklahoma.


History Summer Academic Institutes Conducted

       “Vertical Team Skill Institute.” Houston Independent School District, Houston, Texas. Co-presented with
        Rhonda Johnson of Tulsa, Oklahoma. June 2009.

       “Advanced Topics Seminar for European History.”
        Texas Christian University AP Conference, Fort Worth, Texas. July 2008.

       “European History for New Instructors.”
        AP National Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. July 2007

       “Advanced Placement Summer Institute for European History.”
        Texas Christian University AP Conference, Fort Worth, Texas. July 2007.

       “Advanced Placement Summer Institute for European History.”
        University of Denver, Colorado. July 2007.

       “Advanced Placement Summer Institute for European History.”
        University of Arkansas at Little Rock. June 2007.

       “Advanced Placement Summer Institute for European History.”
        Texas Christian University AP Conference, Fort Worth, Texas. July 2006.

       “Advanced Placement Summer Institute for European History.”
        Rice University AP Conference, Houston, Texas. July 2005.

       “Advanced Placement Summer Institute for European History.”
        Texas Christian University AP Conference, Fort Worth, Texas. July 2005.




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Writing Workshops and Seminars Conducted

       “Advanced Topics Vertical Team History Seminar.”
        Houston Independent School District, Houston, Texas. March 2009

       “Advanced Topics Vertical Team History Seminar.”
        El Paso School District, El Paso, Texas. January 2009

       “Social Studies Vertical Team Writing Seminar.”
        El Paso School District, El Paso, Texas. September 2008

       “Social Studies Vertical Team Writing Seminar.”
        Reiduso High School, Reiduso, New Mexico. June 2008

       “Social Studies Vertical Team Writing Seminar.”
        Alice High School, Alice, Texas. April 2007.

       “Social Studies Vertical Team Writing Seminar.”
        Alice High School, Alice, Texas. November 2006.

       “Social Studies Vertical Team Writing Seminar.”
        Central ISD, Pollok, Texas. October 2006.

       “Social Studies Vertical Team Writing Seminar.”
        Galena Park ISD, Galena Park, Texas. October 2006.

       “Advanced Placement Social Studies Vertical Team Writing Seminar.”
        Copperas Cove Independent School District, Copperas Cove, Texas. January 2006.

       “Advanced Placement Social Studies Vertical Team Writing Seminar.”
        Omni Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. November 2005.

       “Social Studies Vertical Team Writing Seminar.”
        Mercedes High School, January 2005, Mercedes, TX.

       “Social Studies Vertical Team Writing Seminar.”
        Gateway Charter Preparatory School, January 2005, Houston, TX.


Conferences, Seminars, and Professional Developments Attended:

       “Vertical Team Training Conference.’ Grand Valley Ranch Resort, Henderson, Nevada. August 2009.

       “Elmo Digital Camera Training.” Houston Christian High School Technology Department.
        Coordinated by Michelle Vaughn, Director. Houston, Texas, August 2009

       Departmental Visit and Study: The Calhoun School, Phillips Academy, Brooklyn-Friends School, and
       Kings-wood Oxford School. The department of history and social Science at Houston Christian High School
       participated in a national travel to observe and study independent school’s history departments. February 2009.

       Advanced Placement Summer Institute for United States History. Rice University, Houston, Texas. July 2008.

       122nd Annual American Historical Association Meeting. Washington, D.C. January 2008.

       Advanced Placement United States History Conference. Omni Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. February 2007.


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        Advanced Placement Summer Institute for Macroeconomics. Rice University, Houston, Texas. July 2005.

        Advanced Placement Summer Institute for United States Government & Politics. University of Arkansas School
        for Math, Science, & the Arts, Hot Springs, Arkansas. June 2005.

        College Board’s National Equity and Access Conference. Marriott Hotel, Houston, Texas. March 2005.

        Socratic Seminar on the writings of Jacques Barzun. Institute for Free Enterprise, Houston, Texas.
        December 2004.

        Advanced Placement Summer Institute for United States History. Rice University Workshop, Houston,
        Texas. July 2004.

        College Board Social Studies Vertical Team Training. Shawnee, Oklahoma. July 2004.

        American Historical Association’s World History Meeting and AP Workshop. Georgia State University, Atlanta,
        Georgia. June 2003.

        College Board’s Equity and Access Conference. Houston, Texas. June 2003.

        Advanced Placement National Conference. Chicago, Illinois. July 2002.

        College Board’s Equity and Access Conference. Chicago, Illinois. June 2002.

        Advanced Placement Summer Institute for World History. Arkansas School for Math and Science. Hot Springs,
        Arkansas. June 2002.

        Advanced Placement Conference for European Studies. University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Little Rock,
        Arkansas. October 2001.

        Advanced Placement Summer Institute for European History. Arkansas School for Math and Science. Hot Springs,
        Arkansas. June 2001.

        Advanced Placement Conference for World History and American Studies. University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
        Little Rock, Arkansas. December 2000.


Institutional Service:

        August 2007               Instructor for Technology Training for Incoming Students.
                                  Houston Christian High School

        2006 – 2007               Assistant Tennis Coach, Houston Christian High School

        March 2005                Faculty and Student Trip to Europe (Germany and Switzerland).
                                  Houston Christian High School

        2004 – 2006               Co-Advisor, National Honor Society. Houston Christian High School

        2002 – 2004               Faculty Liaison. Central Arkansas Christian School

        2002 – 2004               Advisor, National Honor Society. Central Arkansas Christian School

        March 2003                Faculty and Student Trip to Europe (France and Spain).
                                  Central Arkansas Christian School


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       2000 – 2004       Coaching Duties: Varsity Football (2000-2001), Cross Country, and Tennis.
                         Central Arkansas Christian School


Campus Committee Work:


       2008 – Present    Distinguished Scholars Advisory Committee
                         Houston Christian High School

       2009-2010         Academic Committee
                         Sub-Committee for Good to Great
                         Houston Christian High School

       2007 – 2008       Diversity Committee
                         Houston Christian High School

       2006 – 2007       SAIS/SACS Interviewee for Visiting Accreditation Team
                         Houston Christian High School

       2005 – 2006       SAIS/SACS Accreditation Committee
                         Houston Christian High School

       2005 – 2006       Leadership Development Steering Committee.
                         Houston Christian High School


Technology Competency

                                MacBook Pro
                                Excel Spreadsheet
                                MS Power point
                                Blackbaud Grade book
                                Silver Point Portal Page Use
                                Elmo Digital Projector Use



Independent Consulting

       January 2009      “Rethinking the Teaching of World History”
                          Bentonville High School History Department
                          Bentonville, Arkansas




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