AP Summer Institutes (APSI)
2019 APSI Registration - Is Now Open
The University of Dallas will hold four Advanced Placement Summer Institutes for teachers
during the week of July 15 – 18, 2019. Tuition for each APSI is $525. Lunch will be
provided each day in the University of Dallas cafeteria for all APSI participants.
Housing and meals are available for those who wish to stay on campus overnight. The
fee for room and board is $350.
During the week of July 15 -18 there will be institutes in the following content
Consultant: Robert Wade
Robert Wade currently a teacher and the Social Studies Department Chair at John Paul
II HS in Plano. He has been in public and parochial education for more than 40 years.
For much of his career he has taught World Cultures, AP European History, and College
Prep. Robert has served as both a reader for the AP European History Exam for 19 years,
as well as a National College Board AP Consultant for the past 19 years. He is the
author of the Teacher’s Resource Guide for “The Making of the West by Lynn Hunt“ as
well as writing new material for the Kagan textbook to be used in preparation for
the new exam. Most recently he served as one of the two chief reviewers of the new
Amsco review book by Perfection Learning. For more information please visit our College Board AP Summer Placement Speakers page.
Consultant: Robert Cape
Dr. Robert Cape is Professor of Classics at Austin College, Sherman, Texas. He is
the immediate past Chief Reader of the AP Latin exam and has served on the AP Latin
Development Committee and as a Reader and Table Leader for eighteen years. Professor
Cape's areas of research include Roman political speech and social values, women in
antiquity, Latin pedagogy, and the classical world in modern film and science fiction.
He has received national awards for teaching and research from the American Philological
Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Cape has worked closely
with Latin teachers for over thirty years. For more information please visit our College Board AP Summer Placement Speakers page.
US Government and Politics
Consultant: Lorrainne Dumerer
Lori Dumerer teaches AP US Government and Politics, AP Macroeconomics, and AP United
States History at RL Turner High School in Carrollton, TX and had served as AP Lead
Social Studies for CFBISD. She had taught at North Dallas High School in Dallas, TX
where she also served as Social Studies Department Chair. Additionally, she held the
position of Dean of Faculty at Long Trail School in Dorset, Vermont. A curriculum
writer and author, her articles have appeared in the state social studies journal.
A College Board Trained Consultant in AP Government and Politics, she presents selected
topics for AP Government at the AP Annual Conference. For more information please
visit our College Board AP Summer Placement Speakers page.
Consultant: John Irish
Dr. John P. Irish teaches AP U.S. History, American Studies AP, and Special Topics
in Humanities classes called “People and Places in History” at Carroll Senior High
School in Southlake, Texas. He is a nationally certified consultant in AP U.S. History
for the Southwestern Region of the College Board and serves as a Question Leader for
the AP U.S. History Exam. He is the co-Chair of the College Board AP U.S. History
Test Development Committee (DC), which is the group responsible for creating the new
exam, overseeing continuing changes to the curriculum, and developing / presenting
training for teachers across the country at state and national venues. He was on the
writing team that published a four volume updated edition of the AP U.S. History Workbooks
by the Center for Learning, along with a curriculum unit on Edward Bellamy’s novel
“Looking Backward” also by the Center for Learning. He has published three books in
the series on the Historical Thinking Skills for the redesigned AP History courses;
these are published by Norton. . For more information please visit our College Board AP Summer Placement Speakers page.
For over twenty years, the University of Dallas has provided high school students
with summer and study abroad opportunities modeled after its signature Rome program.
These programs offer college credit and are held on our main campus in Irving, TX
and sister campus in Rome, Italy, and are designed to show students the great and
lasting pleasures that accompany a good educational experience.
Our summer programs reflect the core curriculum of the university, much of which is
devoted to the careful reading of the great works in the tradition of western thought.
All programs are led by university faculty through small-group discussions and tutorials
while visiting relevant historical and cultural sites. The emphasis is on enabling
students to not only read with greater insight but also become more polished writers
and speakers, preparing them for success in college while forming the long-lasting
friendships that inevitably develop in a learning community.