B.A. from College of Wooster
M.A. from University of Michigan
Ph.D. from University of Michigan
I am a specialist in environmental, economic and urban history currently involved in community revitalization efforts in Shippensburg and throughout Pennsylvania. My book, Beyond Rust: Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Fate of Industrial America, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2016 and won the Arline Custer Memorial Award from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. I am past president of the Pennsylvania Historical Association and serve on the boards of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Committee among others.