speaker.jpgDr. Dennis Denenberg

I am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William and Mary. I began my career as a high school social studies teacher in Pennsylvania. While serving as an elementary school principal and assistant superintendent, I witnessed how many educators struggled with history education at all grade levels. After receiving my Doctor of Education degree from Penn State, I went on to become a Professor in the College of Education at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. At Millersville , I devoted much of my time motivating future teachers to make history come alive in America’s classrooms. My goal has always been to encourage future teachers to have true heroes to inspire them to make a difference in society and to share the gift of a hero with their students.

Educational Background:

* Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The College of William and Mary – elected to Phi Beta Kappa during junior year

* Masters of Education and Doctor of Education in Educational Administration from the Pennsylvania State University

Educational Career:

* High School Social Studies Teacher

* Elementary School Principal

* Assistant Superintendent of Schools

* Professor (1987 -2002 ), Millersville University,
Elementary and Early Childhood Department

* Professor Emeritus

Presenter (in 38 states):

Numerous local, state and national conferences, including:

* Participant in the White House Forum on American History,
Civics and Service (2003)

* Core Knowledge National Conference (for 16 consecutive years)
– named Keynote Speaker for the 1998 National Conference

* State and Regional Social Studies conference in Georgia, Delaware, Virginia
and Pennsylvania and the Great Lakes Conference (2008)

* Presenter for 20 Teaching American History grants for the American
Institute for History Education (AIHE)

* National Council for History Education (NCHE) – keynote speaker at
the 1998 Smithsonian Conference and the 2003 LA Conference.

* NCHE team member for 28 Teaching American History grants from 2000-2008

* National Conference of the Governors’ School for Excellence

* Educational Field Studies national meetings  (for 9 consecutive years)

* National Council for History Education curriculum in Anchorage, Alaska

* Return visit to Anchorage S.D. for 3 day heroes’ workshop

* State gifted education conference in Arkansas “A Revolution in Children’s Literature” national conference in West Virginia

* Core Knowledge schools in San Antonio, TX; Vienna, VA; Baltimore, MD; Columbus, OH; Oklahoma City, OK.


* Phi Beta Kappa

* Phi Delta Kappa (national education honorary)

* National Council for History Education, Inc

* National Council for the Social Studies and its Pennsylvania affiliate

Community Service:

* President of the Manheim Central Student Loan Fund Association (for 34 years)

* Lancaster Citizen Bee

* Pennsylvania Citizen Bee

* Numerous speaking engagements for community groups


2007 – Central PA Magazine “Person of the Year” in Education

1997 – Named “Distinguished Educator for Higher Education” by the
Millersville University chapter of Phi Delta Kappa