Dean Pinos is the Social Studies Department Coordinator at New Trier High School in suburban Chicago. In addition to serving as the Vice-Chair for NCHE, Dean is also the President of the Illinois Council for History Education. Having taught various Social Studies classes, Dean is particularly interested in World History and thematic approaches to the subject. He has presented at a variety of conferences on topics ranging from Athenian democracy to American foreign policy to Balkan historiography. Dean is a member of The Alliance for Learning in World History at the University of Pittsburgh and was the recipient of a Fulbright award for study in India.
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