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Carol Koyen Kammen

Carol Koyen Kammen, American historian, educator. Named Public Historian of Year, New York State Board Regents and New York Commissioner Education, 2005; recipient Ithaca Centennial award, 1988, Excellence award, Tompkins County Trust Company, Ithaca, 1995, American Association award of Excellence, 2007, Appreciation of County Historian, Tompkins County Board Representatives, 2007.


  • Kammen, Carol Koyen was born on November 14, 1937 in Plainfield, New Jersey. Daughter of Elmer Albert and Helen Edith (Kingberry) Koyen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, George Washington University, Washington, 1959.


    • Teacher American history Ithaca (New York ) High School, 1971-1973. Lecturer history Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, New York, 1973-1984, Cornell University, Ithaca, 1983-1985, lecturer, 1986-1992, senior lecturer, 1992—2007. Consultant National Humanities Faculty, Atlanta, since 1981.

      Project director National Youth Grant Ithaca High School, 1972—1974. Director Tompkins County Arts Council, Ithaca, 1984. Consultant, historian Empire State Partnership on Arts in Education Program, Hangar Theater, 1991—2001.

      Appointment historian Tompkins County, Ithaca, since 2000. Local history advisory board New York Commissioner Education, since 2002. Leader Philadelphia Heritage Workshop, Philadelphia, 2005.

      Chair New York State Board Regents, since 2006. Lecturer, consultant in field. Keynote lecturer University London.


    • Ithaca:: A Brief History
    • Calmly nestled among the glacial streams and hills of central New York, residents of Ithaca may find it hard to believe that their city began with a rocky start.


    Party affiliation: Democratic Party


    Trustees, chair Tompkins County Public Library., 1986—1993, local history advisory council New York State Commissioner, since 2002, chair Municipal Historians of Tompkins County, since 2000, founding member, board directors Womens Fund Tompkins County, 2004—2009, board trustees Hospicare, 2004—2010, creator Shelter Shoppers, 2008, member Martin Luther King Junior Walkway Committee City of Ithaca, since 2008, founder Rapid Responders, 2009, co-chair Tompkins County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, since 2009, founder Civil War Nurse Endowment Fund for Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation, since 2010, Member American Association State and Local History (editorial writer History News since 1995, Merit award 1987, Excellence award 2005), Upstate History Alliance (Excellence award 2005), Association Public Historians New York State.


    • Married Michael Kammen, February 26, 1961. Children: Daniel Merson.

      Married Bambidele Fayemi Kammen. Children: Folasade Fayemi, Omolara Fayemi, Douglas Anton. Married Johanna Maria.

      Children: Prameodia Sedajti, Michael Kammen.
    • child: Daniel Merson Kammen
    • child: Folasade Fayemi Kammen
    • child: Omolara Fayemi Kammen
    • child: Douglas Anton Kammen
    • child: Prameodia Sedajti Kammen
    • child: Michael Kammen
    • mother: Helen Edith (Kingberry) Koyen
    • spouse: Michael Kammen
    • spouse: Bambidele Fayemi Kammen
    • spouse: Johanna Maria
    • father: Elmer Albert
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    Born November 14, 1937
    • 1959
      George Washington University
    • 1971 - 1973
      Teacher, American history Ithaca (New York ) High School
    • 1973 - 1984
      lecturer, history Tompkins Cortland Community College
      Dryden, New York, United States
    • 1983 - 1985
      lecturer, history Tompkins Cortland Community College
      Ithaca, New York, United States