Industrialization in Dayton and the U.S.
This two day session will feature content sessions and hands-on historical thinking sessions on Industry in the United States and Dayton, Ohio. Professor John Heitmann will give a historical overview of the business, economic, and political influences of industrialization. Dr. Susan Spellman will present on how industrialization impacted the domestic sphere. Creative Learning Engineers Molly Uline-Olmstead and Ryan Cairney will lead participants through hands-on, minds-on applications that examine these aspects of industrialization by applying Social Studies and STEM skills and content.
Dr. John Heitmann
At the University of Dayton since 1984, Professor Heitmann has taught a wide variety of courses in the history of science and technology and environmental history. Active on numerous departmental, college, and university committees, Heitmann served as chair of the Department of History between 1991 and 1995. He has an active research agenda exploring connection between science, technology and religion, and additionally pursues topics related to the history of the automobile. In his leisure time, he continues to restore a 1971 Porsche 911T Targa and plays tennis in USTA leagues. Professor Heitmann is the past Alumni Chair in the Humanities. University of Dayton Website (http://www.udayton.edu/directory/artssciences/history/heitmann_john.php)
Dr. Susan Spellman
Born and raised in Ohio, she is a professor of history, focusing on Gilded Age-Progressive Era business history, with an emphasis on small business and entrepreneurship. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the American Historical Association, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, and the Harvard Business School, and published in Enterprise & Society, the Journal of Popular Culture, as well as Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present. She regularly teaches courses on the Progressive Era, American business, and U.S. consumer culture. Dr. Spellman has extensive experience working with K-12 educators and currently serves as Co-Director and Academic Director of Miami University Hamilton’s Teaching American History grant, Hometown American History. Dr. Spellman has received teaching awards from Carnegie Mellon University’s Graduate School as well as CMU’s Department of History. She holds a Ph.D. in American history from Carnegie Mellon University. University of Miami Website (http://www.units.muohio.edu/history/user/81)
1815 Brown Street
Dayton, OH 45409
Participants wishing to receive Ashland Credit at a rate of $175 for this session will complete a lesson plan describing how they will use the content from the session in their classroom.