Dr. Alisa Kesler-Lund is a professor of history and social sciences education in the School of Education at Brigham Young University. As the project director of this grant, she will recruit, train, advise and sustain the Teacher Authors’ work throughout the project. She will work closely with BYU on the administration of the grant and will be responsible for adhering to all agreements therein. Dr. Kesler-Lund was a high school history teacher, and has been teaching and working with pre- and in-service history teachers for almost a decade. Her background in curriculum development and instruction, continuous work and contact with history teachers, and experience in professional development instruction position her as a strong leader for the teachers in this project.