Trinkle, Dennis A. 1968-
TRINKLE, Dennis A. 1968-
Born August 24, 1968, in Indianapolis, IN; son of John (an educator) and Gayle (an educator) Trinkle; married; wife's name Kristina (an information scientist) Ethnicity: "White/AmerIndian" Education:De Pauw University, B.A. (history; magna cum laude), 1991; University of Cincinnati, M.A. (history; with highest distinction), 1993, Ph.D. (history), 1998.
Home—1860 Bridgewater Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46123. Office—DePauw University, 713 South Locust St., Greencastle, IN 46135. E-mail—[email protected].
History professor and Internet research specialist. DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, associate technology coordinator and assistant professor (history), 1998—. American Association for History and Computing, executive director, 1997—; National Science Foundation, Information Technology Research Review Panel, member, 2000—; International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning, fellow, 2000—.
International Association for History and Computing, Society for French Historical Studies, Society for the History of Technology, American Historical Association, American Association for History and Computing, Educause, Phi Beta Kappa.
Grants from University of Cincinnati, 1995; Charles Taft graduate fellow, 1995-96; Wake Forest University International Center for Computer-enhanced Learning fellow, 1999; Emory University Frye Leadership Institute fellow, 2000-01.
RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
The History Highway: A Guide to Computer Resources for Historians, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 1997.
Writing, Teaching, and Researching History in the Electronic Age, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 1998.
(With Scott A. Merriman) The History Highway 2000: A Guide to Internet Resources in History, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2000.
(Editor, with Scott A. Merriman) History.Edu: Essays on Teaching with Technology, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2001.
(With Scott A. Merriman) The European History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2002.
(With Scott A. Merriman) The History Highway 3.0: A Guide to Internet Resources, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2002.
(With Scott A. Merriman) The U.S. History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2002.
(With Scott A. Merriman) The World History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2002.
The History of Computing and the Information Revolution, Bell & Howell (Ann Arbor, MI), 2001.
The Napoleonic Press: The Public Sphere and Oppositionary Journalism, Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, NY), 2002.
(Editor) Red Computers: How the Soviet Union Lost the Cold War—The Memoirs of Dr. Boris Malinovsky, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2002.
Contributor to journals, including Journal for the Association of History and Computing, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, and Journal of Social Education.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
World History of the Information Revolution, for American Bibliographic Center-Clio.
Dennis A. Trinkle is an historian who has worked to push his profession into the future. Trinkle is the author and editor of multiple guides to history research on the Internet and using technology in the history classroom. With co-author Scott A. Merriman Trinkle has published an ongoing "History Highway" series addressing general history, U.S. history, European history, and world history. A professor at DePauw University, Trinkle has also been invited to participate in several national and international forums on the use of information technology in research and education.
The first of Trinkle's research guides, The History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources, was published in 1997. Reviewing the book for Historian, critic Kevin E. Manzel wrote, "Publication of TheHistory Highway could not have come at a better time." The History Highway and later editions contain Web site addresses and brief descriptions of thousands of sites, organized by region, time period, or subject. Jacki L. Andre and Elizabeth Colwill, reviewing The History Highway 2000 for Canadian Journal of History, said that "the excellent organization and concise descriptions made reading the book a breeze." The History Highway 2000 also discusses Internet etiquette and the use of e-mail, news groups, and discussion lists.
Trinkle and Merriman also edited the 2001 book History.edu: Essays on Teaching with Technology, aimed at history teachers interested in incorporating new information technology in their classrooms. Trinkle and Merriman surveyed history professors to learn how they were using the Internet to make their courses more interactive, to teach research methods, and to enhance learning. John R. Moore reviewed the book for the journal Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, concluding, "History.edu provides a valuable service in describing what is being done to incorporate technology into the classroom." In addition to publishing on technology and education, Trinkle also works in the field of eighteenth-century French history. His works in this specialty include The Napoleonic Press: The Public Sphere and Oppositionary Journalism.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, February 15, 1997, George Eberhart, review of The History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources, p. 974.
Canadian Journal of History, April, 2001, Jacki L. Andre and Elizabeth Colwill, review of The History Highway 2000, p. 201.
Historian, summer, 1999, The History Highway, p. 969.
Library Journal, November 1, 2000, Terry Christner, review of History.edu: Essays on Teaching with Technology, p. 94.
Teaching History, spring, 2002, John R. Moore, review of History.edu, pp. 33-34.
Times Higher Education Supplement, February 5, 1999, Mike Cosgrave, review of The History Highway, p. 13.
Dennis A. Trinkle Home Page,http://www.depauw.edu/acad/history/dtrinkle.htm/ (June 12, 2002).