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Education: Ph.D., Columbia, 1989
Courses Regularly Taught:
HIS 162 U.S. History from Reconstruction to the Present
HIS 310 20th Century U.S. Political History
HIS 386 New Deal America
HIS440 American Cold War History
HIS 491 U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s
HIS 503 Graduate Core Seminar in American History, Part 2
HIS 549 20th Century U.S.
HIS 630 Graduate Research Seminar in 20th Century U.S. History
Field(s): American History
Research Interests: 20th century U.S. public policy, political economy,
urban history, and social movements
Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
"From Municipal Socialism to Public Authorities: Institutional
Factors in the Shaping of American Public Enterprise," Journal
of American History, v. 90 n. 3 (December 2003).
Modern Housing for America:
Policy Struggles in the New Deal Era (University of Chicago Press, 1996).
"William Gibbs McAdoo, the Emergency Fleet Corporation, and the Origins
of the Public-Authority Model of Government Action," Journal of Policy
History, v. 11, n. 1 (1999).
"The Federal Government and Housing During the Great Depression,"
in John F. Bauman, et al., eds., From Tenements to Taylor Homes: In Search of
an Urban Housing Policy in Twentieth-Century America (Pennsylvania State University
Urban History Association Kenneth Jackson Award for best book in North American Urban History, 2013
Milton Plesur Teaching Award from the UB Undergraduate Student Association, 2013
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 2004-05
Award for best article in Journal of American History in 2003
NEH Fellowship for University
ACLS Fellowship 1999
Monday, October 6, 2014