The United States Mint today announced the appointment of Dr. Dean J. Kotlowski to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), as the member specially qualified by virtue of his education, training, or experience in American history.
Dr. Kotlowski is a specialist in 20th-century U.S. political and policy history. He fills the vacancy created by the term expiration of Dr. Herman J. Viola. Dr. Kotlowski’s term is four years.
Dr. Kotlowski is a professor of history at Salisbury University. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Indiana University and his B.A. from Canisius College. He is the author of Nixon’s Civil Rights: Politics, Principle, and Policy and Paul V. McNutt and the Age of FDR, and the editor of The European Union: From Jean Monnet to the Euro. Professor Kotlowski has published 40 articles and book chapters in the U.S., UK, Australia, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Finland, and Russia. He has lectured in 22 countries and has twice served as a Fulbright Scholar, in the Philippines (2008) and Austria (2016).
Dr. Kotlowski has extensive experience in public history. He was a member of a four-person team of internationally-renowned historians who oversaw the first comprehensive reconfiguring of museum exhibits at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California. In addition to extensive lecturing before academic, community, senior citizen, and student groups, he has spoken numerous times on National Public Radio and has appeared multiple times on C-SPAN, including in its “Lectures in American History” (2012) series.
The CCAC was established by an Act of Congress in 2003. It advises the Secretary of the Treasury on theme and design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and other medals produced by the United States Mint. The CCAC also makes commemorative coin recommendations to the Secretary and advises on the events, persons, or places to be commemorated, as well as on the mintage levels and proposed designs.
The CCAC is subject to the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury. The United States Mint is responsible for providing necessary and appropriate administrative support, technical services, and advice.
The CCAC submits an annual report to Congress and the Secretary of the Treasury, describing its activities and providing recommendations.