Dr. Jay A. Monson, professor and head of the department of elementary education at Utah State University, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Elementary/Early Childhood Committee of the National Council for the Social Studies.

Monson's term on the advisory panel begins July 1. The major purposes of the committee are to gather information about current issues, problems and trends in social studies and to provide parents and educators with answers and materials.

This fall, USU will team-teach science and social studies teacher training courses, said Monson, who was named Utah's Social Studies Educator of the Year three years ago.