Peter Feinman is the founder and president of the Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education, a non-profit organization which provides enrichment programs for schools, professional development program for teachers, and public programs. He received his B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.Ed. from New York University, an MBA from New York University, and an Ed. D. from Columbia University. His interests cross disciplinary boundaries including American history, ancient civilizations, biblical history, and New York history.
He advocates for state and local history in the curriculum, teacher training, and cultural heritage tourism and for the well-being of the social fabric. In support of these efforts, he participates in the following organizations:
Association of Public Historians in New York State (APHNYS)
Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN)
Lower Manhattan Historical Association (Board of Directors) (LMHA)
Museum Association of New York (MANY)
and by writing a blog about the state of New York State History.
He supports public outreach of ancient civilization through participation in the following organizations:
American Research Center (ARCE) New York Society (Vice President)
Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), Westchester Society (President)
Egyptological Seminar of New York (ESNY) (Board of Directors)
He is a member of:
American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and Mid-Atlantic Region.
His current book is Jerusalem Throne Games: Battle of Biblical Stories after the Death of David