John Curry (History) was appointed to a three-to-five-year term on the Development Committee for the Advanced Placement world history exam, which is administered to hundreds of thousands of high school students each year. This committee represents a unique collaboration between high school and college educators, and is made up of six key appointees, drawn from the university and secondary education community across the entire United States. The committee plays a critical role in the preparation of the course description and exam for the world history field. Representing different points of view, the committee is viewed as the authority when it comes to making subject-matter decisions in the exam-construction process. Curry will represent the knowledge base for the Islamic World and its surrounding linkages.