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About Mr. Wilson
Started at Omaha Central in Aug. 1997
BS in Education at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1997
MA in Historical Studies at Nebraska Wesleyan Univ. 2013
Certified "Professional" : 7-12 Social Studies, State of Nebraska
Member: Organization of American Historians
Member: American Historical Association
Member: National Council for the Social Studies
Member: Nebraska State Historical Society

Member: Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)
AP training: Depaul University 2004, UNO 2004, 2008, 2014
IB training: Lake Tahoe, CA 2010; New York, NY 2011; Pittsburgh 2015


2018 "Award of Excellence" recipient as finalist for Nebraska Teacher of the Year
2017 panelist at the AHA 131st Annual Meeting: Denver, CO
2016 James C. Olson Memorial Award from Nebraska State Historical Society
2016 NSCSS Outstanding Teacher for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District
2014 guest exhibit guide: Durham Museum's "1968" exhibit
2013 presenter: Nebraska State Council for Social Studies State Convention
2009 wrote segment for the book, Not Home for Christmas: A Day in the Life of the Mighty Eighth by John Meurs; Quail Ridge Press
2008 judge for Omaha World-Herald All-Academic Team
2006 Alice E. Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award
2006 Nebraska History Teacher of the Year
2005 Omaha Central HS Teacher of the Year

Professional Development/ Continuing Education:
Gilder Lehrman seminar "The Age of Lincoln" Oxford University, England 2017
NEH Landmarks Scholar "Cold War: Home Front" Long Beach, CA 2016
Foreign Policy Research Inst.  "Ethical Dilemmas in American Warfare" Chicago 2015
Gilder Lehrman seminar "US in the Great Depression and WWII" Stanford Univ. 2014
NEH Landmarks Scholar "Atomic West, Atomic World" Richland, WA 2014
NEH Landmarks Scholar "Transcontinental RR and California" Sacramento, CA 2013
NEH Landmarks Scholar "Alabama and the Civil Rights Movement" Birmingham, AL 2010
TAHG Workshop "Ellis Island and Immigration" in NYC, NY 2007
Hastings College (NE), Lewis and Clark Trails travel study 2001 and 2005
NEH Landmarks Scholar “Revolution and Constitution”  Philadelphia, PA 2006
East-West Center Scholar on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, HI 2005
NEH Landmarks Scholar “Henry Ford and the Rouge Plant” Dearborn, MI 2005


Student Field Trips:
2020 WWII trip to Europe- see me for details!
2018 WWII themed trip to Europe 
2016 AP/IB AcaDeca history trip to New Orleans, LA
2016 Civil Rights trip to Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma, Alabama
2015 "WWII Tour of Europe" Summer 2015
2014 AP/IB trip to Topeka "Bleeding Kansas"
2012 AP trip to DC/ Maryland
2011  H*U*S*H trip to Strategic Air & Space Museum
2010 AP trip to Chicago
2010-present H*U*S*H trip to Kansas City WWI National Museum
2009 AP trip to Philadelphia
2007 AP trip to Civil War battlefields in Virginia
2005 AP trip to Boston
Close Up Washington, DC. (5 times)
numerous local excursions

travel (usually involving history)
my Siberian Huskies, Belka and Luna
Husker athletics
non-fiction reading
movies and movie trivia
all things Central High