Associate Professor of History302 Sturges HallSUNY-GeneseoGeneseo, NY 14454 Tel.: 585-245-5743Email: email@example.com
- Twentieth-Century United States
- Environmental History
- History of Technology
- Social Movements
- Politics of Food
- University of Rochester, Ph.D. in History, 2000
- University of Delaware, M.A. in History, 1991
- George Washington University, B.A. in Philosophy, 1983
Research in Progress
The Appropriate Technology Movement in American Political Culture, under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press.
“Greening ‘Fort Apache’: Appropriate Technology as Environmental Justice in the South Bronx.”
“The Gods Must Be Crazy: Space Colonization, the Whole Earth Catalog, and the Roots of the American
Appropriate Technology Movement.”
"Local Food and the Problem of Public Authority," Technology & Culture 50, no. 2 (April 2009): 399-417.
"The Appropriate Technology Movement," in the Encyclopedia of American Social Movements, edited by Immanuel Ness (Armonk,
NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2004),1317-22.
"Modernization," in A Companion to American Thought, edited by Richard Fox and James Kloppenberg (Oxford UK & Cambridge,
Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1995), 462-64.
"Art and Social Change: The Aesthetic Theory of Theodor Adorno and John Dewey," Research & Society 6 (1993): 26-53.
"The Rise of Agribusiness and the Demise of the New Deal Order," review essay on Trucking Country: The Road to
America's Wal-Mart Economy, by Shane Hamilton, Technology & Culture 51, no. 1 (January 2010).
Review of The Landscape of Reform: Civic Pragmatism and Environmental Thought in America, by
Ben Minteer, Environmental History 13 (January 2008), 184-85.
Review of New Jersey’s Environments: Past Present, and Future, Neil M. Maher, ed., Environmental
History 12: 2 (2007), 416.
Review of Resources under Regimes: Technology, Environment, and the State, by Paul R.
Josephson, Technology & Culture 47: 4 (2006), 819-21.
Review of Faith in Nature: Environmentalism as Religious Quest, by Thomas R. Dunlap, Agricultural
History 80: 1 (Winter 2006), 115-17.
Review of Edward Abbey: A Life, by James M. Cahalan, Technology & Culture 44: 1 (January 2003),
Awards, Grants, & Fellowships
- National Science Foundation: Scholars Award, 2008-09
- Presidential Summer Fellowship, SUNY-Geneseo, 2005
- Goff Fellowship, Newell D. Goff Institute of the Rhode Island Historical Society, 2003
- Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities, University of Rochester, 1998
- Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1997
- National Science Foundation: Doctoral Dissertation Grant, Ethics and Values Studies, 1996
- Rush Rhees Fellowship, University of Rochester, 1995
- Courses Regularly Taught:
- American Studies 201: American Garden
- History 391: The Politics of Food in Modern America (Senior Seminar)
- History 369: Environmental Thought & Politics in Modern America
- History 221: Technology & the Environment in Modern America
- History 220: Food & Power in Modern America
- History 220: Technology, Culture, & Politics in Modern America
- History 204: Post-1945 U.S. History
- History 155: Power & Politics in Modern America
- History 151: U.S. History, 1865-Present
- Other Courses Taught:
- History 388: America in the 1960s
- History 250: Work and Workers in Modern America
- History 330: Industrial America, 1870-1920 (SUNY-Fredonia)
- History 115: Western Civilizations I (SUNY-Fredonia)
- History 357: Twentieth-Century U.S. History (Wells College)
- Honors Theses Directed:
- Michelle Fevola, "The Dirty Truth: New York's Ineffective Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Policy" (2010)
- Ben Wickizer, "Post-1970s Reform of the Bureau of Reclamation—Real or Superficial? A Case Study of the Klamath Reclamation Project" (2010)
- Stephen Seefried, "Kick Ash!: A History of the Incinerator Ash Dump ‘NIMBYs’ in the Genesee Valley, 1987-1995" (2008)
- Marc Hudson, “The Cuyahoga River Fire: The Making of an Environmental Icon” (2008)
- Mathew Lapennas, “Contested Ground: Redefining Efficiency in the Debate between Industrial and Sustainable Agriculture Advocates” (2007)
- Daniel Moran, “Neo-Agrarianism and the Dilemma of Human-Land Relations” (2007)
- Katelyn Holloway, "'General Pollution': Government Business, the Media, and the Hudson River Environment" (2006)
- Craig Truglia, “Progressivism and Social Control During World War I” (2005)
- Timothy Nicholson, "Appropriate Technology in U.S. Foreign Policy" (2004)