Jason Stacy Jason Stacy is Professor of U. S. History and Social Science Pedagogy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Before joining the history department at SIU-Edwardsville, Stacy taught AP® U.S. History for eight years at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Stacy has served as an AP® U.S. History Reader, Table Leader, Exam Leader, Consultant, Senior Auditor, and question author for the AP® U.S. History exam. Author of multiple books on Walt Whitman, his research has appeared in Social Education, the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, and American Educational History. Stacy is also a contributing editor for the Walt Whitman Archive, where he edits Whitman’s journalism. In 2014, Stacy served as president of the Illinois Council for the Social Studies.