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educator , historian

Carol Koyen Kammen, American historian, educator. Named Public Historian of Year, New York State Board Regents and New York Commissioner Education, 2005; recipient Ithaca Centennial award, 1988, Excellence award, Tompkins County Trust Company, Ithaca, 1995, American Association award of Excellence, 2007, Appreciation of County Historian, Tompkins County Board Representatives, 2007.

Background

Kammen, Carol Koyen was born on November 14, 1937 in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Elmer Albert and Helen Edith (Kingberry) Koyen.

Education

Bachelor, George Washington University, Washington, 1959.

Career

Teacher American history Ithaca (New York ) High School, 1971-1973. Lecturer history Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, New York, 1973-1984, Cornell University, Ithaca, 1983-1985, lecturer, 1986-1992, senior lecturer, 1992—2007. Consultant National Humanities Faculty, Atlanta, since 1981.

Project director National Youth Grant Ithaca High School, 1972—1974. Director Tompkins County Arts Council, Ithaca, 1984. Consultant, historian Empire State Partnership on Arts in Education Program, Hangar Theater, 1991—2001.

Appointment historian Tompkins County, Ithaca, since 2000. Local history advisory board New York Commissioner Education, since 2002. Leader Philadelphia Heritage Workshop, Philadelphia, 2005.

Chair New York State Board Regents, since 2006. Lecturer, consultant in field. Keynote lecturer University London.

Achievements

  • E-mail: CKK6@cornell.edu.

Works

Membership

Trustees, chair Tompkins County Public Library., 1986—1993. Local history advisory council New York State Commissioner, since 2002. Chair Municipal Historians of Tompkins County, since 2000.

Founding member, board directors Womens Fund Tompkins County, 2004—2009. Board trustees Hospicare, 2004—2010. Creator Shelter Shoppers, 2008.

Member Martin Luther King Junior Walkway Committee City of Ithaca, since 2008. Founder Rapid Responders, 2009. Co-chair Tompkins County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, since 2009.

Founder Civil War Nurse Endowment Fund for Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation, since 2010. Member American Association State and Local History (editorial writer History News since 1995, Merit award 1987, Excellence award 2005), Upstate History Alliance (Excellence award 2005), Association Public Historians New York State.

Connections

Married Michael Kammen, February 26, 1961. Children: Daniel Merson. Married Bambidele Fayemi Kammen.

Children: Folasade Fayemi, Omolara Fayemi, Douglas Anton. Married Johanna Maria. Children: Prameodia Sedajti, Michael Kammen.

father:
Elmer Albert Koyen

mother:
Helen Edith (Kingberry) Koyen

spouses:
Michael Kammen

Johanna Maria

Bambidele Fayemi Kammen

children:
Michael Kammen

Prameodia Sedajti Kammen

Omolara Fayemi Kammen

Folasade Fayemi Kammen

Douglas Anton Kammen

Daniel Merson Kammen