About the Authors
Bobbie Malone, Ph.D.
Bobbie Malone, Ph.D., is the co-author of the Student Textbook, Teacher's Edition and Student Activity Guide for "Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story." She is the former director of the Office of School Services at the Wisconsin Historical Society (1995-2011). With a master's degree in elementary education, she taught school for ten years before taking a doctorate in American History. Bobbie has authored and edited many student books and teachers guides on Wisconsin history for the state's classrooms.
Kori Oberle is the co-author of the Student Textbook for "Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story." She is a historical researcher, writer, and social studies instructional designer who has worked as an educator in museums, historic sites, and for public television. In addition to authoring several publications for teachers and students, Kori is an Emmy-winning producer of the Cultural Horizons of Wisconsin television series.
Susan O'Leary, PhD
Susan O'Leary, Ph.D., is the co-author of the Teacher's Edition for "Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story." She has taught for over twenty years for the Madison Metropolitan School District. She has served as a Reading Specialist, literacy coach, ESL Teacher and Reading Recovery teacher. Susan is the author of "Five Kids: Stories of Children Learning to Read" and co-author of "You Can Make a Difference: A Teachers Guide to Political Action." She speaks and consults throughout North America on literacy and teaching diverse learners.
Mary Mullen is the co-author of the Student Activity Guide for "Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story." She is a retired fourth-grade teacher who volunteers at the Wisconsin Historical Society to develop student-related activities. A lifetime resident and teacher for 19 years in Wisconsin, she also founded her neighborhood association and wrote a history book about her neighborhood. Mary continues to work on environmental issues and communications in her community.