I am from Higgins Beach, in Scarborough, Maine, six miles south of Portland. After spending five years as track announcer at Scarborough Downs, I left to study fulltime in graduate school, where my advisor was Akira Iriye. My B.A. (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) come from Harvard, my M.A. from the University of Chicago (1989). Before coming to CUNY, I taught at Arizona State and Williams; I also have served as a visiting professor at Harvard University and at Tel Aviv University, as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities.
My spring 2017 courses are:
- History 3442 (Modern US)
- Senior thesis class (spring term)
- Literature of American History, II
Follow me on twitter here. I currently blog as part of joint blogs of academics (Minding the Campus). I previously blogged on the Duke lacrosse case at Durham-in-Wonderland (2006-14); and as part of a joint blog of historians (Cliopatria @ History News Network, 2004-11).
Feel free to e-mail me or call me (207-329-8456) with any comments or questions.