Ivan D. Steen is the Co-Director of the Center for Applied Historical Research. He is an Associate Professor of History at the University at Albany, S.U.N.Y., and is the founding director of both the Graduate Program in Public History and the Oral History Program. Dr. Steen is the author of Urbanizing America: The Development of Cities in the United States from the First European Settlements to 1920, and numerous articles, essays, and book reviews. He has delivered papers at conferences throughout the United States and in England, and he has lectured and presented workshops to historical organizations and groups around the State of New York. Dr. Steen has served as a consultant to museums, historical societies, publishers, and law firms. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Historic Cherry Hill, and he has previously served on the boards of the New York State Military Heritage Institute, the Albany County Historical Association, and the Shaker Heritage Society. A long-time active member of the National Council on Public History, he has served as a member of that organization's Curriculum and Training Committee. Other professional organizations of which he is a member include the Organization of American Historians, the Oral History Association, the Urban History Association, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, and the Museum Association of New York State.

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