Russell Olwell

Director, ISCFC and Director, EMU Gear Up

Russell Olwell is Associate Professor of History and the Director of the EMU Gear Up Project. His scholarly interests include the history of science and technology, history of labor, and the history of the Manhattan Project. As a faculty member in history education, he has written extensively about how K-12 and college students learn about history and social studies. He has also written about assessment and accreditation issues in history and social studies. The EMU Gear Up project works with over 800 students in low income schools on college awareness and on building the skills they need to succeed at the post-secondary level. The program also includes programs for their parents, teachers and counselors. He also spent the spring/summer of 2007 in Japan as a Fulbright lecturer at Kyoritsu Women's University. 


by Russell Olwell

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