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 fall 2016 courses are:
- U.S.-Middle Eastern Relations (B.A.)
- SPCM 3185 (senior thesis class)
- American Political Parties (M.A.)
A full list of my courses is here.
My most recent books are:
- Asia Pacific in the Age of Globalization, ed. (Palgrave, 2014);
- “All the Way with LBJ”: The 1964 Presidential Election (Cambridge University Press, 2009);
- Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case (Thomas Dunne, 2008, 2nd edition; co-authored with Stuart Taylor).
A full list of my books, scholarly articles and presentations, invited talks, and op-eds is here.
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.