Richard W. Jenkins

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Jenkins, Richard 853238Title: Sergeant First Class E-7, 25Z Visual Information Chief (Retired)

Company: U.S. Army

Location: Tonawanda, NY, United States

Richard Jenkins is a third generation U.S. Army serviceman, with a legacy dating back to the American Civil War and the Battle of Mobile Bay. In his own military career, he served in Vietnam between 1967 and 1968, and in Korea in 1980 and 1982. Additionally, he is a Cold War veteran, and has carried out his service in Germany, Korea and Panama. Prior to retiring, he reached the position of sergeant first class E-7 in the United States Army. As an expert in computers, he attained the role of visual information chief, where he was responsible for maintaining and operating the military television and radio for Armed Forces Radio and overseeing satellite communications.

With a career in the defense services dedicated to the protection of the United States for many years, Mr. Jenkins has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. These prestigious honors range from the Meritorious Service Medal, to the Commendation Medal and to the Achievement Medal. He has also received the Vietnam Service Medal with Three Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1970 Device, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation and the Korean Defense Service Medal. In addition, he has earned the Cold War Certificate, the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross with Silver Device, the New York State Conspicuous Service Star with Silver Device, the German Army Bronze and Silver Shooting Awards and the German Army Reserve Silver Honor Pin. Read the rest of this entry »

Colin Wheldon James

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Colin James 1775203Title: Director

Company: Pastoral Audiobooks

Location: United Kingdom

Colin Wheldon James’ passion for history and storytelling prompted him to establish Pastoral Audiobooks, an audiobooks and CD production company. The company’s products focus on historical topics, giving detailed accounts of people and events, as well as general overviews. Mr. James has been involved in the field for 16 years and has been growing and building Pastoral Audiobooks over the past two years. Read the rest of this entry »

Diana Pardue

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LogoTitle: Chief

Company: Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island

Location: Jersey City, NJ

A history buff, Diana Pardue went to school to earn a degree in the subject. After graduating, she pursued a career in the field and, eventually, was directed to the National Park Service. Today, Ms Pardue is the chief of the museum services division for the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. She takes great pride in her work and has had the pleasure of creating the Ellis Island Museum by developing and managing various programs. In her role, she oversees all cultural resources, the museum collection, exhibits and media, manages the research library, oral history program, and audiovisual staff, which runs two movie theaters, develops storage plans, conducts an annual inventory of the museum collection, manages exhibit staff, and maintains the permanent exhibits, and three to four temporary exhibits per year, as well as all audiovisual components for exhibits. Ms. Pardue is seen as a expert in her field and has publicly discussed the development of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, as well as has been published in various publications. She received numerous awards for her work and attributes her 40 years of success to making the right connections, which have allowed her to do a wide variety of history-related things. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Benjamin Lowinsky

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LogoTitle: Professor

Company: York University

Location: Ontario, Canada

Believing that history is an important discipline to acquire knowledge about the world, as it addresses all the aspects of the other fields that people take for granted, Dr. Benjamin Lowinsky made the decision to get involved in the education field. He came from an academic family and thoroughly enjoyed the lively discussions he and his family had at the dinner table, discussing politics, culture and history. Dr. Lowinsky continues to have lively discussions with students at York University.

Dr. Lowinsky has been teaching at York University for 29 years and has garnered 37 years of experience in education. An expert in United States history, as well as foreign policy with respect to Canada and the rest of the world, and United States and German relations, he is responsible for teaching a variety of history classes. Dr. Lowinsky teaches history as imbedded in social science, social and political thought, politic ideology and ideas from the 18th to 21st centuries, as well as different causes and movements in a variety of countries, including the U.S. and countries in Europe. He also teaches a course in historiography, which is the history of history.  Read the rest of this entry »