Feb. 19, 2003 St. Croix resident Lauren Larsen has been appointed deputy commissioner for curriculum and instruction in the Education Department.
In a release announcing the appointment, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull said: "This position is critical to the department accomplishing its goals in preparing our children from the elementary level through high school."
Larsen previously served as the Education Department director of curriculum, assessment and technology.
He received bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Morgan State University and holds a doctorate in American history from Howard University.
Larsen was an assistant professor at Howard and a lecturer at Morgan State before joining the V.I. Education Department in 1997.
He is a member of various professional bodies, including the Organization of American Historians and the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History.
His published works include "Danish Emancipation in Hemispheric Perspection" and "Emancipation in the U.S. Virgin Islands: 150 Years of Freedom."
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