Department of History
Office: Atrium 217
Office Hours: M 1:30-2:30; T 2:00-3:00; R 2:00-3:00; By Appointment
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Modern U.S. economic and political history
PhD, American History--Yale University, 1999
M.Sc, Economic History--London School of Economics, 1991
BA, History and Economics--University of California at Berkeley, 1987
“Development Credit Corporations: Not-for-Profit Development Finance Institutions in the Postwar United States,” Business History, forthcoming.
“Reform Politics in Hard Times: Battles Over Labor Legislation During the Decline of Traditional Manufacturing in Massachusetts, 1922-1928,” Historical Journal of Massachusetts 35 (Winter 2007), 21-51.
“Public Policies for Countering Deindustrialization in Postwar Massachusetts,” Journal of Policy History 18:3 (Summer 2006), 326-61.
“The Causes of Deindustrialization: The Migration of the Cotton Textile Industry from New England to the South,” Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History 3:3 (September 2002), 482-520.
Presently completing a book project on the political economy of deindustrialization in twentieth-century New England.
Fellowships, Awards, & Grants
Assigned Release Time for Research (ART), Fall 2007 (3 credits), Fall 2008 - Spring 2010 (12 credits), Fall 2010-Spring 2011 (6 credits)
Summer Stipend, Research Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Center for American Studies and Research, American University of Beirut, Research Grant, Summer 2004 and Summer 2005
Hewlett Junior Faculty Research Grant, American University of Beirut, Spring 2003
University Research Board New Faculty Research Grant, American University of Beirut, 2002
Finalist, Economic History Association's Allan Nevins Prize for the Best Dissertation in North American History, 1999
Alfred Chandler Traveling Fellowship, Harvard Business School, 1996
Enders Dissertation Research Grant, Yale University, 1996
Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University, 1995
Smith-Richardson Research Grant, Yale University, 1995
University Fellowship, Yale University, 1992