Steven H. Park
University of Connecticut – Storrs, Connecticut, United States
Ph.D. in History, U.S./European fields, conferred December 2005
Dissertation Title: The Burning of HMS Gaspee and the Limits of Eighteenth-Century British Imperial Power
Advisor: Dr. Richard D. Brown, Harvard University, 1966
University of Connecticut – Storrs, Connecticut, United States
M.A. in History, conferred August 1993
Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies – Mystic, Connecticut
Graduate Seminars, Summer 1993
Hurricane Island Outward Bound School – Rockland, Maine
Instructor Training Program, Summer 1989
Wheaton College Graduate School – Wheaton, Illinois
M.A. in Educational Ministries, conferred May 1987
Wheaton College – Wheaton, Illinois
B.A. in Social Science, conferred May 1985
Denison University – Granville, OH
September 1981 – May 1983 full-time undergraduate studies
January 2000 – December 2016
- Taught writing – intensive classes that require many revisions and editing on a 15-page research project
- Utilize a campus-wide learning management system to enhance instruction and communication with students.
- Maritime Studies : Introduction to Maritime Studies – Fully online and in – person instruction
- United States History to 1877
- United States History since 1877
- Modern Western Traditions (1500 to present)
- America and the Sea (The Maritime History of the United States)
- The Maritime History of the Atlantic World
- Colonial America: Native Americans, Slaves, and Settlers, 1492-1760
- First Year Experience:
- Digital Humanities
- Pirates of the Caribbean (honors and non-honors sections)
- History of Religion in America
- University Learning Skills
- America and the Sea
- Interdisciplinary classes that incorporate history, economics, archeology, and literature
- Introduction to Maritime Culture (in person and fully online)
- Ports of Passage
The Master’s School, West Simsbury, Connecticut
History Teacher-Secondary Grades
- Taught 25 classes per week in history (U.S., Russian, Ancient and Modern World), geography, and contemporary issues
- Advised yearbook staff of 18 students in layout and photography for production of 80-page yearbook
- Advised outdoor club of 12 students in planning trips and fundraising activities
University of Connecticut, Facilitator of the Year, UConnConnects, August, 2013.
University of Connecticut Director’s Award for Exceptional Contribution to the UConn Avery Point Campus, May, 2013.
University of Connecticut – Universitas21 travel grant September 2012
Digital Humanities Conference, Lund, Sweden
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 2012-2013
University of Connecticut Humanities Institute
Grant – Faculty Study Group in Digital Humanities
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 2012-2014
Provost’s Online Initiative Grant – teaching Maritime Studies 1200 Introduction to Maritime Culture fully online
Six-month educational leave granted by the Provost, University of Connecticut 1/05-7/05
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 8/95-8/97
Graduate Assistant – Editorial Assistant
- Prepared, edited, and proofed manuscripts for publication in the Oral History Review
- Coordinated the referee and reviewing process of articles for the editor
- Compiled a computer data-base of survey results received from 183 members of the Oral History Association
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1/95-5/95
Graduate Assistant – Teaching Assistant
- Prepared review sessions for class examinations
- Assisted students during weekly office hours
- Evaluated student progress by grading examinations and papers
The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee: An Attack on Crown Rule Before the American Revolution (Journal of the American Revolution Books) Hardcover. (Westholme Publishing, 2016) 246 pages.
Revising the Gaspee Legacy, Journal of the American Revolution, 28 July 2015.
Book Review of Tertius de Kay, The Battle of Stonington: Torpedoes, Submarines, and Rockets in the War of 1812, in Connecticut History, Vol. 52, No. 2 (Fall 2013).
Research Notes: The Hartford Convention of 1814-1815 and the Digital Humanities in Connecticut History, Vol. 52, No. 1 (Spring 2013).
Andrilik, Todd (author/editor). Reporting the Revolutionary War: An Unprecedented Look at Newspaper Coverage from America’s War of Independence (Sourcebooks, 2012). contributor.
Book Review of The Culture of Piracy, 1580-1630, Jowitt, Claire. (Ashgate Publishing Limited: Surrey, England, 2010) reviewed in The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, Spring 2011.
“Ports” entry in Encyclopedia of New England (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005).
Book Review of Lisa Norling, Captain Ahab had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870 in Connecticut History, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Fall, 2001).
“’Three Sheets to the Wind:’ Marine Temperance in Antebellum Nineteenth-Century America,” International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. XIII, No. 1 (June, 2001), 137-149.
“Good Havens!’ Confronting the Nineteenth-Century American Merchant Mariner with Domestic Ideals,” Maritime Mission Studies, 2 (Spring, 2000) 9-17.
“Bethels” entry in An Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and the Great Lakes, ed. Jill B. Gidmark (Greenwood Press, 2000).
“Verbeck, Guido Fridolin” entry in The American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).
“The Christian Herald and Seaman’s Magazine: Portraying the Mariner as the ‘Worthy’ Spiritually Poor,” Maritime Mission Studies, 2 (Autumn, 1995), 11-18.
“’The Ship Without Liberty’: Mutiny and the Clipper Contest,” The American Neptune, 55 (Spring, 1995), 123-134.
Book presentation, Seamen’s Church Institute, Naval War College – 8 Bells Lecture Series, Newport, RI, December 2016.
“Maritime Connecticut: The Classroom and the Community,” New England Faculty Development Consortium, Civic Engagement and Service-Learning, Worcester, MA, November 2016.
Book presentation, Museum Auditorium at Washington’s Headquarters, North Jersey American Revolution Roundtable, Morristown, NJ, November 2016.
“Remembering New England’s Federalist Gadflies at the Bicentennial of the Hartford Convention,” was presented as part of a panel at the Association for the Study of Connecticut History Fall Conference, Hartford, CT, November 2014.
“Digital Authorship: Writing for the web with your undergraduate students,” was an Institute for Teaching & Learning Seminar, Groton, CT, March 2014.
“Rhode Island’s 1772-1773 Gaspee Affair,” was presented at Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York, NY, December 2013.
“Adopting a Digital Textbook and e-Reading with Undergraduates,” was presented with Jo Ann Reynolds as an Institute for Teaching & Learning Lunchtime Seminar, Storrs, CT, November 2013.
“200th Anniversary of the Hartford Convention, 1814-2014,” was presented at the 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, September 2013.
“Maritime Piracy,” was presented at the University of Connecticut’s Center for Learning in Retirement, Storrs, CT, September 2013.
“Moving from Analogue Teaching to a Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities,” was presented at the Digital Media / Innovative Collaborations Symposium, Storrs, CT, April 2013.
“Pedagogy and Teaching in the Digital Humanities,” was an Institute for Teaching and Learning Lunchtime Seminar. Storrs, CT, March 2013.
“Maritime Piracy,” was presented to the Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut (MSMHS), Groton, CT, February 2013.
“Digital Humanities,” was presented with Anna Kijas at Homer Babbidge Library, Storrs, CT, November 2012.
“Reporting on Student Records and trends toward reporting across campus,” was presented with Peter Stevens at New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Wentworth-by-the-Sea, New Castle, NH, November, 2012.
“Mobile Learn for Students,” was presented with Professor Oskar Harmon at an Institute for Teaching & Learning Lunchtime discussion, Storrs, CT, November, 2012.
“Moving from analogue teaching to a digital pedagogy in the humanities,” was presented at the Universitas21 Digital Humanities Conference at Lund University, Lund, Sweden, September, 2012.
“Collaborative Technologies and the 21st Century University: Knowledge Creation and Exchange for the Next Generation,” was presented at Bridgewater State University’s EdTech Day 2012, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA, August, 2012.
“Pirates of the Caribbean,” was presented at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Connecticut, Waterbury, CT, September 2011.
“Maritime Piracy,” was presented at The Williams School, New London, CT, September 2011.
“Collaborative Technologies and the 21st Century University: Knowledge Creation and Exchange for the Next Generation,” was presented at Collaborative Technologies for Teaching and Scholarship at a NorthEast Regional Computing Program SIG, Norwood, MA, May 2011.
“The Gaspee Affair,” was presented to Tales of Cape Cod, Olde Colonial Courthouse, Barnstable, MA, August, 2010.
“The End of Privateering: The Peace of Paris and the American Civil War,” was presented to The North American Society for Oceanic History, Council of American Maritime Museums, National Maritime Historical Society, The Steamship Historical Society of America, and The Society for Nautical Research Conference, University of Connecticut, Groton and Mystic Seaport Inc., Mystic Connecticut, May 2010.
“Dual Boot Macs in Classrooms and Labs: The Best of Both Worlds,” was presented to the NorthEast Regional Computing Program SIG, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, March 2010.
“The Gaspee Affair,” was presented to some of the staff of Mystic Seaport, Inc. at their Maritime Lunchure, Mystic, CT, February 2010.
“The Gaspee Affair,” was presented to Leisure Learning in East Greenwich, RI, October 2009.
“Customs Enforcement, Piracy, Smuggling, and the Patriot Cause: Rhode Island’s Gaspee Affair of 1772-1773,” was presented at the Maritime Conference of the Humanities, Buzzards Bay, MA, October 2009.
“Supporting 1.0 Students in a 2.0 World,” was presented at E-Learning 2.0: The Next Generation of Online Education Conference, Storrs, CT, September 2009.
“The Gaspee Affair,” was presented to the Friends of Cranston Public Library, Cranston, RI, May 2009.
“Assessing Computer Technology Competency Among Incoming Students” was presented at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Educational Technology Conference, Baltimore, MD, July 2008.
“Interpreting the Gaspee Affair” was presented at the Pawtuxet Village Association General Meeting, Warwick/Cranston, RI, June 2008.
“Opening up Comprehensive Media to a Wider Student Population” was presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries/New England Chapter conference on Media and Popular Culture: Effects on Academic Libraries, April 2008.
“Managing Over-Enrollments and Overrides” NERCOMP Poster Session, Worcester, MA, March 2006.
“The Burning of HMS Gaspee” was presented at UConn’s Avery Point Campus as part of their lecture series “The American Experience” in Groton, CT, October 2005.
“The Legacy of Rhode Island’s Gaspee Affair, 1772-1773” was presented at the New England Historical Association Fall Conference as part of a session titled “Ideology and Property in the Era of the American Revolution” in Kingston, RI, October 2005.
“Managing Over-Enrollment and Overrides” presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) in New York City, March 2005.
“Doing Historical Research in a Digital Age” – presented to the Department of History, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, March 2005.
“‘Fire in the hole!’ The burning of HMS Gaspee and a longer view of colonial maritime resistance” presented at The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS) 34th Annual Conference at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK, January 2005.
“Using BRIO® Quickview to run StudentAdmin Data Mart (SADM) reports” presented at Chaplin Training Center, University of Connecticut Depot Campus, Storrs, CT, October 2003.
“’Tending the Vineyard:’ Maritime Religion on Martha’s Vineyard 1824-1978” presented at the Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium, Hyannis, MA, May 1999.
“Using STUBIO to create and run reports from the Student Records System in FOCEXEC” presented to the Council of Associate Deans of Resident Instruction, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, July 1998.
“Academic Advising and Emerging Technologies” – helped to organize and participated in a presentation for the Northeast Regional NACADA Conference in Portsmouth, NH, March 1998.
“’Good Havens!’: Domesticating the Nineteenth-Century American Merchant Mariner” – presented at the New England Historical Association Fall Conference as part of a session I organized with fellow scholars titled “Maritime Philanthropy” in Storrs, CT, October 1997.
“’Three Sheets to the Wind’: Marine Insurance and Temperance in the Nineteenth Century” – presented at the International Association for the Study of Maritime Mission Conference in Mystic, CT, April 1997.
“Creating the Electronic Lecture” – presented to the Department of History, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, December 1996.
“Rough Waters: Life at Sea in the 19th Century” – presented at the South Street Seaport Museum Conference in New York City, October 1995.
“The Christian Herald and Seaman’s Magazine: Portraying the Mariner as the ‘Worthy’ Spiritually Poor” – presented at the International Association for the Study of Maritime Mission 1995 Conference in Liverpool, UK, April 1995.
Revising the Gaspee Legacy, Journal of the American Revolution, 28 July 2015.
Current research project on the Hartford Convention of 1814-1815 at http://www.hartfordconvention.org
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Professional Activities – past and present
- University of Connecticut Senate Courses & Curriculum Committee
- University of Connecticut Scholastic Standards Committee
- Currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of Connecticut History (Marketing and Membership Chair)
- Currently serving on the Legislative Governance Board for the University of Connecticut’s Enterprise Data Warehouse
- Served on the University of Connecticut’s New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Fifth-Year Review Committee
- Co-Editor of Maritime Mission Studies, an international, refereed, academic journal
- executive committee, International Association for the Study of Maritime Mission
- member, Organization of American Historians
- member, Phi Alpha Theta
- member, International Maritime Economic History Association
- member, University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA)
- member, National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
- member, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS)
- member, New England Historical Association
- liaison, Data Warehouse Services (StudentAdmin Data Mart) University of Connecticut
- member, E-Portfolio implementation and training team University of Connecticut
- member, Software Licensing Group University of Connecticut
- Chair, Data Information Services Workgroup University of Connecticut
- member, Student Organization Advisor Resources and Support University of Connecticut
- member, Academic Advisory Council University of Connecticut
- member, Learning Commons Council University of Connecticut
- Chair, Business Intelligence and Reporting Group (BIRG), University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus, Groton, Connecticut
Director of Academic Services
June 2014 – present
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
Program Manager, Digital Learning Center
October 2005 – June 2014
- Hire, train, and supervise 11 Student Educational Technology Assistants (SETAs) each year to provide help desk support to 28,000 students.
- Manage a state-of-the-art computer laboratory and collaborative learning center within a Tier I public research library
- Teach or co-teach 14 different workshops to undergraduate and graduate students each semester
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
School of Business
Academic Counselor/Coordinator – given positions of increasing responsibility with 2 upgrades/reclassifications (1999 & 2004)
August 1997-October 2005
- Advised approximately 5,600 undergraduate students regarding curriculum planning, major selections, career opportunities, and graduate school
- Designed, implemented, and managed ten dynamic, relational databases of more than 21,000 students generating information for scholarship selection, school and department reports, mass e-mail distributions, and traditional mailings.
- Coordinated the reporting needs of the School of Business utilizing data warehouses and web-based applications
- Worked with 37 student leaders on the Student Leadership Council to plan and implement programs that benefited their organizations and the school
Lakeside, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Assistant Camp Director
May 1987 – March 1989
- Planned and implemented staff training, family camps, youth camps, retreats, and conferences year-round
- Made changes in staff recruitment among college students to increase applications by 50% in one year
- Supervised a summer staff of 18 college students
- Developed and reorganized camp program areas to increase their capacity by 25% in one year
- Elected President of History Graduate Students’ Association
- Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
- Elected President of National Honor Society Chapter
- Eagle Scout, Troop 137, West Simsbury, Connecticut October 1978
- Wheaton College Dean’s List
More than fifteen years of experience as a designer and administrator in WebCT, Vista, and Blackboard Learning Management Systems
- Used WebTutor supplemental material to enhance WebCT
- Trained 60 students each year in WebCT basics (from Campus Edition through Vista)
- Continue to manage a Help Desk/Call Center that provides 1st tier support to 28,000 students for a Blackboard LMS
More than thirteen years of experience with PeopleSoft’s StudentAdmin module in versions 7.6, 8.0, and 9.0.
- Trained 330 new students each year in StudentAdmin basics
- Conversant in student, instructor, and advisor roles
More than nine years of experience developing and managing relational databases in MicroSoft Access
- Designed ten different databases and trained other staff to utilize them effectively for reporting and analysis
- Populated these databases through a FOCEXEC Program called STUBIO and then (after May 2002) through the StudentAdmin Data Mart.
Served on the University of Connecticut’s E-Portfolio implementation and training team
More than fifteen years of experience designing and supporting more than a dozen websites using DreamWeaver and WordPress
More than eleven years of experience with the StudentAdmin Data Mart using BRIO Insight 6.0, Hyperion 9, and WebFocus
- Developed 88 reports for the School of Business (making them available over the Intranet)
- Trained School of Business faculty and staff to utilize BRIO QuickView to run reports
Conference organizer, International Association for the Study of Maritime Mission Conference in Mystic, CT, April 1997.
National Maritime Historical Society Judge, Connecticut History Day, Special Prizes, 2011 to the present.
Reviewer, William and Mary Quarterly
Reviewer, Cambridge University Press
Maritime History of the Atlantic World – charette, Mystic Seaport exhibit on Sinister Seas 11 January 2011
SiGMaster for “Data Warehousing and Extraction: Meeting the Reporting Needs of Your Campus,” at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 6 June 2011.
Conference organizer, THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) New England, Storrs, CT, 18-19 October 2013.
SiGMaster for “Doing Digital Humanities on a Shoestring Budget,” at Nercomp, Norwood, Massachusetts, 5 June 2014.
Conference organizer, Gaspee Days/Maritime History Symposium, Providence, RI, 29-30 May 2015.