Julie Peters is in her seventh year as Clinical Assistant Professor of History and as Associate Director of the Teaching of History Program at UIC. Prior to coming to UIC, she was a high school social studies teacher at Woodstock High School, Neuqua Valley High School, and St. Edward's Catholic High School. She earned her bachelor's degree in history from UIC in 1983 and her MAT, also from UIC, in 1987. Professor Peters was a contributing editor with the Teachers' Curriculum Institute History Alive! series, The United States, as well as a contributing writer to World Geography and Cultures Teacher’s Edition and the companion book, Differentiated Instruction for the Geography Classroom, Glencoe Publishing. Recently she served as pedagogical director for a Teaching of American History summer institute for teachers and has facilitated TAH grant study groups on curriculum design, teaching ESL, and curriculum articulation. She serves as chair of STEAC, the Secondary Teacher Advisory Committee at UIC.