Kevin T. Brady, Ph.D.
Dr. Brady founded and serves as President of the American Institute for History Education (AIHE), located in Swedesboro, NJ. Dr. Brady directs and services roughly 80 Teaching American History grant projects, conducts teacher workshops and colloquia for AIHE, serves as editor and project manager of the NJ Italian, Italian-American and Amistad Commission inclusion curricula for the State of New Jersey and writes curricula for national organizations.
Dr. Brady has served as an assistant professor of education at Georgian Court University and as the Director of High School Operations at the Rutgers/LEAP Academy University High School. He had also served as Director of the Rutgers University Center for Strategic Urban Community Leadership's Institute for Best Practices and Innovations in Urban Education at Rutgers University, Camden, prior to his appointment to LEAP.
Previously, Dr. Brady held the position of Vice President of Education Programs at the Bill of Rights Institute in Washington, DC . He authored and directed the production of the Bill of Rights and You: Teacher's Guide, numerous historical and educational articles, lessons, curricula, and newsletters. He also coordinates the content of the Institute's interactive educational websites. Additionally, Dr. Brady designed and facilitated teacher seminars and teacher workshops across the nation. He created and ran the Bill of Rights Institute's Summer Institute for Teachers at George Mason University, School of Law.
Dr. Brady taught Social Studies in both New Jersey and Philadelphia . He has planned, produced, and taught courses in many subject areas, including U.S. History, Western Civilization, World History, Ethnic Studies, Law, Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, and Philosophy. In addition to teaching high school, he served as an adjunct professor of history at Temple University, Camden County College and Cumberland County College . On the collegiate level, Dr. Brady has taught U. S. History and World History, as well as Western Civilization, Irish/Irish-American History, and various Education courses.
Dr. Brady received both his Doctorate and Master’s Degree in history from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Scranton, PA where he majored in history, with minors in philosophy and theology.
Executive Vice President
Mike Silvia has over 20 years of experience in operations, leading diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success. Prior to AIHE, Mr. Silvia worked with Cintas Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company and the largest industrial uniform supplier in the world. In his last role with the company, he was the Director of Service for the North East region. Mr. Silvia was instrumental in making key decisions which resulted in a reduction in turnover, reduction in service cost, double digit growth and some of the highest profit margins the region has ever posted.
Mr. Silvia started as a sales consultant with AIHE in November, 2010 and in May of 2011, he joined AIHE full-time as the Director of Operations. In November, 2012, Mr. Silvia was appointed as the Executive Vice President of CICERO Systems (AIHE). Mr. Silvia is committed to CICERO Systems’ profitable growth and expansion of the CICERO Systems organization.
VP of Technology
Mr. Zahniser has been involved in computer technology for over 30 years. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Mr. Zahniser joined a fast growing upstart called Sun Microsystems. During his time at Sun, Mr. Zahniser saw the evolution of the desktop computer and the beginnings of today’s ubiquitous Internet. While at Sun, he witnessed the launch of the World Wide Web and saw tremendous opportunity in the future.
Following a 7-year career in Sun’s Professional Services Organization, Mr. Zahniser left to focus on providing cost-effective solutions to business by integrating best-of-breed products as the technology sector saw tremendous growth in the 90s. After his regionally-based company was sold to a global systems integrator in 2000, Mr. Zahniser remained on as a Principal Consultant focused on architecting highly-available and secure business solutions. Mr. Zahniser left in 2005 to focus on new business opportunities.
In 2006, Mr. Zahniser received his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, the information security industry’s premier security certification. Mr. Zahniser started as a consultant with AIHE in 2007 and came on board full-time early in 2008.
Mr. Zahniser brings to the company a strong background in open systems and business solutions. Mr. Zahniser currently manages the company's software development projects and is the architect of the cloud-based architecture for our suite of online products. With his security background, Mr. Zahniser is committed to ensuring the security and privacy of data collected as a result of our various online products such as CICERO: History Beyond the Textbook®, CICERO Kids™, SojournerHistory™, and other products and services offered by CICERO Systems.
In his spare time, Mr. Zahniser is a Board Member with the Gloucester County YMCA in Woodbury, NJ and he is a volunteer instructor for the Safe and Secure Online program, teaching CyberSafety to parents, teachers and children.
VP of Marketing & Communications
Mr. Graham is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for CICERO Communications, AIHE's in-house marketing firm. He is responsible for the marketing of AIHE's complete line of professional development products and services, plus partnership development, new product development and continued brand development. Steve brings over 25-years of marketing experience to AIHE, including radio, television, web, print and social media.
Before joining AIHE full time, Steve was the president and owner of Graham Communications, a New Jersey-based marketing firm specializing in web design, video production and emarketing. AIHE was a client of Graham Communications since the company's inception, so the merge was a perfect solution to continue the global growth plan of AIHE.