Advisory Committees

In 2018, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting established three advisory committees to help guide and direct the AAPB in the areas of education, scholarly, and station services and outreach. The committees and their members are listed below.

Education Advisory Committee (EduAC)

Purpose and Mission

The AAPB EduAC is a group of individuals working in education who are passionate about public media and its long-term preservation and access. The purpose of the EduAC is to guide and assist the AAPB with regard to outreach and use of the AAPB, particularly within k-12 and community college environments.

The EduAC provides guidance to the Project Team in the following ways:
- Provide advice and recommendations for online educational tools
- Collaborate on developing ways to engage with students K-12
- Discuss how we can better support educators; K-12
- Provide website feedback for K-12 use
- Assist in outreach to their networks and communities (other educators, students, school librarians, and leaders) and beyond

Current Education Advisory Committee Members

Franky Abbott
Independent Education Consultant

Tom Bober (EduAC Co-Chair)
District Library Coordinator, School District of Clayton, MO

Joel Breakstone
Director, Stanford History Education Group

Laura Evans
Director of Education, Georgia Public Broadcasting

Justin Jakovac
Executive Director, Mountain-Plains Museums Association

Benjamin Leff
Social Studies Teaching Associate, University Laboratory High School, Urbana, IL

Kristin Lehner
Director, Secondary Education Content & Curriculum Strategy, PBS Education

Sherry Levitt
Executive Director, Teaching with Primary Sources, Virginia, A program of the Library of Congress

Lawrence M. Paska, Ph.D
Executive Director, National Council for the Social Studies

Lee Ann Potter (EduAC Co-Chair)
Director of Learning and Innovation Office, Library of Congress

Jen Reidel
Social Studies Teacher 9-12, Bellingham School District, WA

Ted Sicker
Executive Producer, Education, WGBH

Nate Sleeter
Research Assistant Professor, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Dr. Cynthia Szwajkowski, Ph.D
Assistant Director, Teaching with Primary Sources, Virginia, A program of the Library of Congress


Scholar Advisory Committee (SAC)

Purpose and Mission

The AAPB SAC is a group of scholars who are passionate about public media and its long-term preservation and access. The purpose of the SAC is to guide and assist the AAPB with regard to outreach and use of the AAPB, particularly within higher education and scholarly communities.

The SAC provides guidance to the Project Team in the following ways:
- Collaborate on developing ways to engage with scholars and students
- Discuss how AAPB can better support scholars
- Provide website feedback on usability and accessibility
- Provide advice and recommendations on collections significant for preservation
- Assist in outreach to their networks and communities (other scholars, undergraduate and graduate students) and beyond

Current Scholar Advisory Committee Members

Robert K. Avery
Emeritus Professor of Communication, University of Utah

Kathryn Cramer Brownell
Associate Professor fo History, Purdue University

Dolores Inés Casillas
Associate Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies and a Faculty Affiliate of Film & Media Studies and Applied Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Brenda J. Child
Northrop Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota

Mark Garrett Cooper
Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of South Carolina

Sherman Dorn
Professor of Education, Arizona State University

Scot French
Associate Professor of Digital & Public History, University of Central Florida

Joshua Glick
Assistant Professor of English, Film, and Media Studies, Hendrix College and Fellow at MIT's Open Documentary Lab

Peter B. Kaufman
Strategic Initiatives, MIT Open Learning & MIT Knowledge Futures Group; Executive Producer, Intelligent Television

Dimitrios Latsis
Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

Jeffrey W. McClurken
Professor of History and American Studies and Chief of Staff to the President at the University of Mary Washington, VA

Ingrid Ockert
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Philadelphia Science History Institute

Kathryn Ostrofsky (SAC Co-Chair)
Archivist/Librarian, Dedham Historical Society & Museum

Allison Perlman (SAC Co-Chair)
Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and History, University of California, Irvine

Bernard F. Reilly
President Emeritus, Center for Research Libraries

Neil Verma
Assistant Professor of Sound Studies in the Department of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University


Stations and Producers Advisory Committee (SPAC)

Purpose and Mission

The AAPB SPAC is a group of individuals working in the public media community who are passionate about the long-term preservation and access of historic public broadcasting. The purpose of the SPAC is to guide and assist the AAPB with outreach within public media communities, especially with regard to preserving and making public media content more accessible.

The SPAC provides guidance to the Project Team in the following ways:
- Gather input on how the AAPB can support stations and producers of public broadcasting with preserving and making public media more accessible
- Help develop ideas on what types of services we can offer
- Address the needs of stations in regard to archiving
- Provide advice and recommendations on significant collections for preservation
- Collaborate on developing ways to engage with various user groups
- Provide website feedback
- Assist in outreach to their networks and communities (other public media
organizations, producers and leaders) and beyond

Current Stations and Producers Advisory Committee Members

Ernesto Aguilar (SPAC Co-Chair)
Membership Program Director, National Federation of Community Broadcasters

Joanne Archer
Head of Access and Outreach Services, University of Maryland

Katie Basile
Multimedia Director/Producer, KYUK

Leslie Bourgeois (SPAC Co-Chair)
Archivist, Louisiana Public Broadcasting

Jack Brighton
Archivist/Developer, Illinois Public Media

Robert Chehoski
Manager, Media Management and Archives, KQED

Kevin Crane
President and CEO, Nashville Public Television

Maureen Harlow
Senior Digital Librarian, PBS

Terry Gildea
Executive Director, Public Media Journalists Association

Abby Goldstein
President & Executive Director, Public Radio Program Directors Association

Christopher Holmes
Vice President, Production & Digital Studios, Alabama Public Television

Julie Rogers
Public Historian, NPR’s Research, Archives, and Data Strategy Team

Laura Sampson
Board Trustee for National Friends of Public Broadcasting (NFPB); Founder and Board Member of Station’s Archived Memories (SAM), Rocky Mountain Public Media

Winter Shanck
Archivist, Thirteen/WNET

Alana Stone
Project Coordinator, Vision Maker Media

Ann Wilkens
Archivist, Wisconsin Public Television