Kelly Schrum is the Director of Educational Projects at CHNM, Associate Professor in the Higher Education Program at George Mason University, and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of History and Art History. Schrum received her PhD from Johns Hopkins University and is the author of Some Wore Bobby Sox: The Emergence of Teenage Girls’ Culture, 1920-1950 (2004; paperback 2006). Other publications include U.S. History Matters: A Student Guide to History Online (co-authored, 2004; 2nd ed 2008), World History Matters: A Student Guide to History Online (co-authored, 2008) and “‘Teena Means Business’: Teenage Girls’ Culture and Seventeen Magazine, 1944-1950,” in Delinquent Daughters: Twentieth-Century American Girls’ Culture. Schrum is Director of Teachinghistory.org and numerous other history education websites, including Children and Youth in History, Making the History of 1989, World History Sources and Women in World History. She is associate director of History Matters.
Schrum has served as the Academic Program Director on multiple Teaching American History grants and has worked extensively in the areas of 20th-century American culture, new media, and teacher training.