Victorian Social & Political History
World War II History
Cape May History
Robert E. Heinly holds an Ed.D. and M.A. in American History from Temple University and an M.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate B.S. in Ed. in Social Studies Education from West Chester University. He earned a Social Studies Supervisors Certificate from Pennsylvania.
Heinly is Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)’s Museum Education Outreach Program. He is a living history interpreter and portrays Dr. Emlen Physick, II, possessor of the Physick Estate. He also writes for Cape May's local newspaper, the Cape May Star and Wave, and does occasional consulting work in education and American history.
He is retired from a 33-year career as a Social Studies Teacher and K-12 Supervisor in Rose Tree – Media School District in suburban Philadelphia. He has served as president of the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies and of the Pennsylvania Social Studies Supervisors Association. He has worked as a textbook consultant and written for professional journals as well as serving on a variety of state and national professional committees. He has been a consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), helping to create the state PDE Goals for Quality Education and assessment instruments for them. He has taught classes in both education and American History at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, LaSalle University, Widener University and Villanova University.