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Steven Lapham

Senior Editor

Steven Sellers Lapham has been an editor of NCSS’s peer-reviewed publications since the fall of 1999. He edits Middle Level Learning and occasional articles in Social Education. He is editor of the online newsletter The Social Studies Professional and senior editor of Social Studies and the Young Learner (SSYL).

Steve has a B.A. in psychology (University of Rochester), an M.A. in social science (Syracuse University), and earned a NYS teaching certificate in the secondary grades. He worked as associate letters editor at Science (AAAS) for a decade before coming to NCSS. Members and prospective authors can reach Steve at and 301-588-1800 ext. 119. Announcements for the newsletter may be sent to He gives a “shout out” to SSYL Editor Scott Waring (University of Central Florida), who can be reached at

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