Abram Shalom Himelstein is the editor-in-chief at the University of New Orleans Press, and a co-founder of the Neighborhood Story Project. Himelstein teaches Multicultural Education, Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, a seminar in Publishing and Methods in Secondary English. As a teacher in Orleans Parish Public Schools, Himelstein cofounded the Neighborhood Story Project, teaching high school students to document their own experiences living in the New Orleans. The books have gone on to sell more than 20,000 copies, and are used in high school and college curriculums around the region. The curriculum he designed to accompany the books was adopted by the Recovery School District in 2011.
B.A. in Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993
M.F.A. in Creative Writing,The University of New Orleans, 2005