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Louis Baskinger serves as chair of the World Languages Department of the New Hartford Central School district where he teaches the AP Spanish Language Course and Spanish IV. He is a former adjunct lecturer in Spanish of Hamilton and Utica Colleges. During the past seventeen years, he has been a reader and table leader at the AP Spanish reading. His current position is that of Question Leader.

Lou is a consultant for the College Board and has presented many workshops and several summer institutes. He has written articles that appear in College Board publications. During his career, the Rotary, Utica College and his local television station have recognized Lou for excellence in teaching. He has presented at ACTFL, NECTFL and NYSAFLT(The New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers), his state organization. Lou also is a former president of NYSAFLT.

Timothy CullenTim Cullen has been working with high school students for over forty years.  Department supervisor for Social Studies at Leonia High School in New Jersey, his classroom duties include Advanced Placement courses in both Social Studies, Economics and Government-Politics.

Tim served as a reader for the AP examination for twelve years.  He presently teaches professional development seminars for the College Board and mentors teachers in his district.

Active in curriculum development, Tim has helped pilot programs in a variety of fields including: history, economics, management,  and student government.  He is presently developing a new curriculum in A.P. Government-Politics.

A James Madison Scholar, and Associate Program Director for the Stratford Hall Seminar on Slavery, Tim was named a Distinguished Secondary Teacher by Princeton University, Outstanding Educator by The College of New Jersey, and Teacher of the Year by Foundation for Free Enterprise.  Most recently he received the University of Rochester Singer Prize.

Married to the former Claire Jacoby, the couple has three grown children and three grandchildren.

Alan FeldmanAlan Feldman is a high school teacher of AP psychology, AP history and mathematics.

Professional experience: Alan was a teacher at Perth Amboy High School in Perth Amboy NJ from 1987 until 2005.  Currently Alan is a teacher at Glen Rock High School in Glen Rock NJ.  He has been an AP Psychology consultant for The College Board since 1994.  Alan has been a consultant at many psychology summer programs and at over 60 College Board AP Psychology institutes and workshops.  He has been a reader of the AP Psychology examination since its inception in 1992.  From 2004-2008 Alan was a table leader at the AP Psychology reading.  Alan was a member of the ETS AP Psychology Test Development Committee from 2001-2005.  He is a frequent contributor to AP Central for AP psychology.  He was an adjunct instructor for 12 years at Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ where he taught introductory psychology, child development, social psychology, educational psychology, and abnormal psychology.  He served on the TOPSS Executive Board for six years.  In 1994 Alan received the Moffet Teaching Award for high school teaching from Division Two of the American Psychological Association and in 2003 Alan received Princeton University's Distinguished Secondary Teaching Award.  In 1994 and 1996, Alan was an instructor and researcher on the triarchic approach to teaching psychology under the direction of Robert Sternberg of Yale University.

Education: Alan has a Masters degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in development psychology.  He has taken numerous additional courses in history, mathematics, and literature.

Personal: Alan currently lives in Paramus NJ with too many books and a very large collection of psychology DVD videos.  His hobbies are playing table tennis (once he was a ranked player), tennis, reading, and bicycling.

Dr. Anthony O. Gyapong has been an Associate Professor of Economics at Penn State University-Abington Campus for over 15 years where he teaches both Introductory Macroeconomics and Introductory Microeconomics.  He is a former Advanced Placement examination Reader in Economics.  Anthony has 10 years as Consultant for the College Board as an AP Workshop Instructor or 1/2 day and full day seminars as well as Summer Institutes.


Paul Kimmel My name is Paul Kimmel, and I’m going to be the consultant for the upcoming AP Chemistry workshop in July. I taught chemistry and AP Chemistry at East Brunswick High School in New Jersey for 42 years, retiring in 2012. I have also been an evening lecturer in General Chemistry at Rutgers University for 30 years—so I’m familiar with both college and high school teaching. After retiring from public school teaching, I have continued to lecture at Rutgers and am now the administrator of the general chemistry course there. The entire AP program has grown tremendously since its beginning. The AP chemistry test had just 3700 participants in 1973, which has grown to over 132,000 in 2012. This growth obviously means a lot more AP Chemistry teachers are needed, a number that is expected to grow, and has led to the development of workshops to familiarize teachers with the AP program.



Edward Weiss is the chair of the World Language Department at Haverford Township School District. He has been a reader and table leader at the AP reading for the past ten years. Ed is also a consultant for College Board in French language. He is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Grant and a three time recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ed has presented at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, at the College Board National Conference and has been named teacher of the year in his district.

Alice Grant was the Social Studies Department Chair (6-12) at Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham, New York. A consultant to the College Board in AP United States and European History and Pre AP Social Studies instruction, Alice has taught graduate level courses for AP history teachers and methods courses for pre-service teachers and has presented numerous workshops on pre AP, AP and Regents teaching strategies throughout the region. Honored by both the Westchester and New York State Councils for Social Studies with the Distinguished Social Studies Educator Award, Alice is also a charter member of the New York State Academy of Teaching and Learning. In the last two years, Alice has been participating in the College Board's national training in preparation for the implementation of the new Advanced Placement History courses. 


Pamela WolfeSharon Cohen- began teaching the Advanced Placement World History (APWH) course in 2000, and is currently the College Board Advisor to the APWH Development Committee.  She has been a Question Leader twice at the Reading.  She wrote the current College Board Teacher’s Guide for APWH, edited the Special Focus on Latin America and Africa in the 20th Century, and contributed to online curriculum projects including World History For Us All, Bridging World History, World History Matters, and Women in World History.  Moreover, she frequently presents at the World History Association and American Historical Association annual meetings. She conducts workshops in the U.S.A, Canada, France, and China. Ms. Cohen’s graduate training is in East Asian Studies.  She can be reached at Sharon_c_cohen@mcpsmd.org

Dr. Tilak began her career as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL followed by a research fellow at UMDNJ, Piscataway NJ.  While working at UMDNJ she developed an interest in teaching and has taught Physics, Honors Physics and AP Physics at Parsippany Hills High School, Parsippany, NJ. She maintained her passion for research by working part-time at the US Army Research Labs in Fort Monmouth, NJ and Adelphi, MD.  She retired from Parsippany Hills in July, 2011 and now serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg NJ. Dr. Tilak continues to serve the physics community by being an AP Reader, writing questions for the AP Physics exams, the AP Physics redesign exams and is a member of the SAT2 subject test development committee.


Edmund Austin was the US AP teacher, Department Chair and Social Studies Lead Teacher at William Tennent High School in Bucks County Pennsylvania. He has presented workshops for the College Board Advanced Placement program in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Ed is an experiences reader for the US AP exam and is presently a certified consultant and national leader for the College Board Advanced Placement Program.
Ed is a College Board endorsed US AP and Pre-AP Consultant. Ed has received training focused on changes to the US AP curriculum and Ed has attended all College Board seminars concerned with the new AP US History Curriculum Framework.



Jason VanBilliard has been involved in the AP Calculus program as an AP teacher, an AP Reader, and an AP Consultant. He received his M.A. in Mathematics from West Chester University and Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from Temple University.  Jason believes that learning mathematics for understanding through multiple representations with a balance of theory and application results in students who appreciate the subject and experience success in immediate and future mathematical endeavors. As a teacher educator, he seeks to empower teachers with the tools needed to engage students in meaningful, dynamic, and engaging ways.  Jason currently teaches mathematics and mathematics pedagogy at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA where he serves as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.



Michael White
has been a member of the Advanced Placement community since 1987. He and members from his school district were trained as one of the first Math Vertical Teams in the nation. He has since led Vertical Team workshops from Boston, Massachusetts, to San Antonio, Texas. White has also served as an Advanced Placement calculus teacher, consultant, reader, table leader, and member of the AP Calculus Test Development Committee. White presently teaches in the Pennridge School District, Perkasie, PA. Pennridge is located midway between Philadelphia and Allentown. White was honored as one of the teachers recognized by the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement for his work in teaching calculus. White is married and has two children. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, traveling, and attending Broadway musicals.


Patricia J. Zober retired from teaching High School Physics in 2012. She has over 35 years of experience teaching AP Physics at Ringgold High School, Monongahela, PA. Besides her teaching duties, she was the district K-12 science curriculum coordinator. Patricia is an AP physics consultant with the College Board, presenter of one-day, two-day, and weeklong AP Physics workshops, and a former AP Physics Grader. She is a former member of the Selection Committee for the Pennsylvania Governor's School in the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, where she worked with students on projects as well as on half-life and neutron-activation experiments. She also presents workshops one-day, two-day, and weeklong workshops for Vertical Teams in Science for the College Board. Patricia is a physics consultant to the Holt, Rinehart, and Winston Publishing Company, Prentice Hall, Cengage, and Freeman; she has served on the PRAXIS validation Committee for the State of Pennsylvania. Patricia has co-authored a series of physics web pages, a physics labratory manual, and AP Physics B Examination Books A Fast Track to a 5 – Preparing for the AP B Physics Exam to accompany College Physics, 7th and 8th ed/ and the 8th and 9th ed. Serway, Vuille, and Faughn.