The Choices Program staff members collaborate with scholars in the Department of History and throughout Brown University and beyond to develop curriculum resources and offer professional development for teachers. We are a small but dedicated team that strives to supply teachers with innovative, award-winning materials that are engaging and accessible to students.

Choices Staff

Susannah Bechtel

Assistant Director of Curriculum Development

Andy Blackadar

Director of Curriculum Development

Emilia Figliomeni

Video Producer

Jo Fisher

Communications and Marketing Specialist

Kevin Hoskins

Curriculum Developer

Kathleen Magiera

Administrative Manager

Christine Seguin

Administrative Assistant

Naoko Shibusawa

Faculty Director

Mimi Stephens

Director of Professional Development

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Assistants

Noam Bizan

Curriculum Assistant

Michael Dorney

Curriculum Writer

Joseph Leidy

Curriculum Writer

Aden Littlewood

Program Assistant

Melanie Pincus

Curriculum Assistant

Aidan Wang

Curriculum Assistant

Lily Ward-Diorio

Program Assistant

Choices Workshop Leaders

Tom Brannan

Choices Teaching Fellow

Barbara Doten

Choices Teaching Fellow

Kristine Frailing

Choices Teaching Fellow

Sarah McDowell

Choices Teaching Fellow

Amy Sanders

Choices Teaching Fellow

Torrence Williams

Choices Teaching Fellow

Choices Advisory Board

Elizabeth Doherty

Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs

Jo-Anne Hart

Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Fran├žoise Hamlin

Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies

Kerry Smith

Associate Professor of History

Tracy Steffes

Associate Professor of Education, Associate Professor of History, Chair of Department of Education

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