Barry Lanman, Director of the Martha Ross Center for Oral History and Adjunct Professor of the Practice (Ed.D. Temple University)
Dr. Lanman is a specialist in oral history and teaches courses in the UMBC Public History Track and conducts oral history research projects. Concurrently, he is the past-director of the Consortium of Oral History Educators, historian for the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, serves as an oral history consultant/interviewer. He also works with the Center for History Education on several Teaching American History Grants. Dr. Lanman is the author of Maryland Aloft A Celebration of Aviators, Airfields and Aerospace (co-authors: Edmund Preston and Jack Breihan), Maryland Historical Trust Press, 2003, Oral History in Secondary Education, Oral History Pamphlet Series, Oral History Association, Los Angeles, California, 1989. His most recent publications are: Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians: An Anthology of Oral History Education, AltaMira Press, 2006 (co-Authored with Dr. Laura M. Wendling) and Halethorpe Heritage: A Story of a Maryland Community, Halethorpe Heritage Committee, 2006. In conjunction with the Discovery Channel, he wrote the educational component for the television series The Promised Land. The Former Members of Congress named Dr. Lanman as its educator-historian for 1984. He also received the Judith Ruchkin Research Award and the Forrest Pogue History Award and is the winner of The Postsecondary Teaching Award of the Oral History Association for 2008.