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Dennis R. Gregg Acknowledged by Marquis Who's Who for Dedication to Social Studies Pedagogy and Curriculum Initiatives

Mr. Gregg is an accomplished educator, mentor and administrator

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 25, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dennis R. Gregg has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Gregg committed his professional life to education and has supervised student teachers at the University of San Francisco. Prior pedagogical efforts were dedicated to students at George Washington High School, part of the San Francisco Unified School District, where he functioned on staff from 1971 until 2005. At George Washington, he held concurrent positions, including as a social studies teacher and mentor. Mr. Gregg was also the chair of the Social Studies Department there from 1984 until 2005.

A love for teaching and an exceptional academic background positioned Mr. Gregg for professional success. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in American History for the University of California Berkeley, and a Master of Arts in American History from Harvard University. Mr. Gregg also completed coursework in American history and all but his dissertation at Harvard University in 1968.

Volunteer work is of critical importance to Mr. Gregg, as evidenced by his current membership in the Volunteer Association Council (VAC) of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, where he also commits time as a storyteller and contributes to the management of visitor relations. He is also dedicated to volunteering as a San Francisco City Guide, and as a docent at the San Francisco Presidio Officers' Club, having held both positions since 2010.

Mr. Gregg also maintains an active local network, and has served as the president of the Bay Area Global Education Project since 1979 and in various leadership capacities with the San Francisco Federation of Teachers since 1968. He is also a member of the National Council for the Social Studies and the California Council for the Social Studies. Moreover, he has been affiliated with both the California Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers. Notably, Mr. Gregg also maintains a national presence in terms of service, acting as a selection committee member for summer seminar participants with the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1984 to 1985, from 1987 until 1988, and in 1997.

Active as a researcher and clinician, Mr. Gregg has earned a significant scholarly presence in the field. He has presented his diverse work at numerous association meetings and conferences, including such papers as "Using Interior Monologues in History Classes" at the Annual Conference of the California Council for the Social Studies in 1990; "Social Insurance" for the Center for Economic Education at San Francisco State University in 1990; and "Lessons and Methods for Writing Across the Curriculum" in 1988 as part of the San Francisco Bay Area Writing Project. Since 1986, he has helped organize and present findings at various teacher training workshops for the Bay Area Global Education Project, and he has been the coordinator of Student Teaching Experiences at Washington High School since 1984. Mr. Gregg has also contributed to logistics and planning, as well as delivered talks at various public workshops on International Relations and Comparative Cultures for the San Francisco Council for the Social Studies and World Affairs Council of Northern California until his retirement in 2005.

Mr. Gregg's expertise is also evident in the existing literature, as he is a prolific author. Content such as "Explanation of 36 California State Standards (and Sub-standards)" appeared in Prentice Hall's 2005 text "Economics: Principles in Action," and "What Happens When an Ocean Becomes a Lake?: Africa and the Atlantic World During the Era of the Slave Trade" and "What Makes a Civilization 'Successful'?: Was the Rise of Europe Inevitable?" were published in New World History in 2001 and 2000, respectively. He has also published in the National Journal, including a 1997 article titled "Social Insurance," and has co-authored several pieces, such as "Your City As a Global Field Trip," available in a 1996 publication of Social Studies Educator, which is the Journal of the California Council for the Social Studies. In the same journal, Mr. Gregg contributed "Another View of Distributive Justice and the Social Studies" and "Looking Back: A Reply to Jack Fraenkel" in 1991 and 1992, respectively, as well as "Education for Democracy: Another Viewpoint" in 1988.

The proud recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Gregg has enjoyed a variety of commendations, including being named as a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities summer institutes in India and China in 1993 and 1994, respectively. Moreover, he was a United States Institute for Peace (USIP) Fellow with the World Affairs Council of Northern California from 1992 to 1993, and he attended China: Tradition and Transformation, a Fulbright-Hayes summer seminar abroad program, in 1992. Mr. Gregg has also earned several awards for teaching, including the Mentor Teacher Award from the San Francisco Unified School District for the academic years of 1984 through 1988 and the Northern California Economics Teacher of the Year Award from the California Council for Economic Literacy in 1985.

Mr. Gregg dedicated much of his efforts to several other initiatives, including the Bay Area Global Education Project (BAGEP) as part of eight California International Studies Project (CISP) groups participating in a statewide diversity project in 1995. He is also an acting member of the Task Force for Globalizing the Tenth-Grade Modern World Course and has been a trainer and consultant on U.S. and World History materials with the SFUSD Teachers Curriculum Institute (TCI) since 1998.

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