The Campaign is pleased to announce the addition of Benjamin Curran. Curran joins The Campaign as the dedicated Curriculum Developer – a brand-new and unprecedented role.
Curran will help fulfill The Campaign’s mission to create and publish open education resources for historic trades training. The goal of this mission is to improve access to curriculum and to help promote national standards. These multimedia and written resources will made available online, free to the public under a Creative Commons License and developed to be Section 508 compliant.
Curran was hand-selected for this position based on his wealth of experience. He is the former Department Head of Savannah Technical College’s Historic Preservation and Restoration Program and the Director of College’s Center for Traditional Craft. He was the lead faculty instructor for Historic Preservation at Edgecombe Community College in Taraboro, NC. While working in the remote sensing lab at the University of New Hampshire Earth System Research Center in Durham, N.H., he was a co-investigator for research funded by a National Geographic Society/Waitt Foundation grant investigating the impacts of sea level rise on saltwater intrusion for coastal heritage sites. Curran earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a graduate degree from Plymouth State University where he studied Historic Preservation and Education.
Prior to Curran, The Campaign welcomed Corps Manager Molly Greenhouse. Molly manages the day-to-day operations of The Campaign’s partnership with Conservation Legacy and the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC), recruits and places corps members for HPTC’S Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP), and assists with outreach and educational program development.