Todd M. Mealy is a historian and biographer of books and articles about the intersection of civil rights and education, including This Is the Rat Speaking, which tells the remarkable story of the black campus movement of the late 1960s; Glenn Killinger, All-American: Penn State’s World War I Era Sports Hero; and Displaced: A Holocaust Memoir and the Road to a New Beginning. A specialist in 19th and 20th-century antislavery and civil rights history, Mealy is also an adjunct professor in the History Department at Dickinson College with more than two decades of experience teaching American history and academic writing at urban and rural schools in Pennsylvania. The founder and Executive Director of the National Institute for Customizing Education, Mealy is a sought-after curriculum designer whose work includes the K-12 Nonviolence365 curriculum for The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mealy attained a Ph.D. in American Studies from Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg, where he received the institution’s Sue Samuelson Award for outstanding academic achievement. He lives with his family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.