Assistant Professor in History Receives Innovative Instruction Technology Grant from SUNY

Dr. Michael J. Kramer was awarded a $15,000 Innovative Instructional Technology grant on behalf of the Office of the SUNY Provost and the Innovative Instruction Research Council (IIRC) for his project entitled SUNY HistoryLab.

Dr. Michael J. Kramer, History, was awarded a $15,000 Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG) by the Office of the SUNY Provost and Innovative Instruction Research Council.

Dr. Kramer will develop the SUNY HistoryLab, a networked digital and scholarly infrastructure that creates a community of practice for historical inquiry across the SUNY system and with partners in New York State.

The SUNY HistoryLab will allow for greater faculty cooperation and exchange across campuses. It will also support faculty professional development in translating specialized historical research for public use through digital means. Students will benefit through opportunities to be involved in faculty research and teaching as well as through developing skills in multimedia production, digital editing and curation, critical thinking, communication, and project management. Students will also be able to make professional connections to New York State school districts, library systems, municipalities, museums, historical societies, nonprofits, businesses, and other institutions through HistoryLab activities. The intention is for SUNY HistoryLab to become a source of stackable micro-credentials and, with other SUNY campuses, eventually offer a systemwide certificate in Applied Public History.

If you’d like more information on the SUNY HistoryLab, please contact Director Dr. Michael J. Kramer at

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Posted: May 10, 2023