- Ph.D. in History, Columbia University, 2007.
- M.A. in History, Columbia University, 2001.
- B.A. in History, Dartmouth College, 1998.
- American Historical Association
- Founder, Historic Cities Study Abroad Program at NJCU
- Historic Paulus Hook Association
- Historical Tour Guide (volunteer), Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
- Urban History Association
Blue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. (academic monograph)
“Crossing Oceans to Cross Rivers: Tunneling the Hudson in the Late 19th Century” in Going Underground: new perspectives. London: London Transport Museum and the Institute for Historical Research at the University of London, 2013. (peer-reviewed article)
“Reflections on the Walking Tour”, NJCU Academic Forum, Vol. 17 (1). Jersey City, NJ: NJCU, 2012. (feature article)
“Costume Businesses in 20th Century Theatre, Film, and Television” in Performing Arts Resources, Vol. 27, "Documenting Costume Design". New York: Theatre Library Association, 2010. (feature article)
“Casting Light on New York City Nights” in Journal of Urban History, Vol. 36 (1). New York: Sage Journals, Jan. 2010. (review essay)
TEDX Jersey City, Jersey City, NJ.
Paper Presenter, November 2013.
Presented “Sixth Borough: Jersey City Rail and the Economy of New York Harbor” at the first annual TedX Jersey City Conference, chronicling my research regarding the regional economic influence of Jersey City on New York Harbor,
Urban History Association, 6th Biennial Conference, Columbia University, New York, NY
Paper Presenter and Panel Organizer, October 2012
Organized a panel entitled “Power and the Periphery: Case Studies of Manhattan-Borough Relations in 19th- Century Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Jersey City”. Presented a paper entitled “Sixth Borough: Analyzing Jersey City’s Rail and Industrial Infrastructure as Part of the NYC Economy.”
Urban History Association, 5th Biennial Conference, Las Vegas
Paper Presenter and Panel Organizer, October 2010
Organized a panel entitled “Cities on the Make: Post-WWII Shopping Centers, Performing Arts Centers, and Public-Private Partnerships as Strategies of Growth”, featuring Michael Adamson, V. Ann Skardvedt, Ivy Holliman Way, Stephanie Dyer, and Chair Owen Gutfreund.
Business History Conference, Georgia State University, Athens, GA
Paper Presenter and Panel Organizer, March 2010
Organized a panel entitled “Urban Enterprises: Finding the Business in Social Protest, Domestic Service, and Theatre”, featuring Jason Martinek, Vanessa May, Matt Lasner, and Mark H. Rose.
American Historical Association, 2009 Annual Meeting, New York, NY
Paper Presenter and Panel Organizer, January 2009
Organized a panel entitled “In a New York State of Mind: Planners and Politicians Get Down to Business”, chaired by Judith Stein (City College), with papers by me, Richard Greenwald (Drew University), Nancy H. Kwak (U.C. San Diego), and a comment by Nicholas Bloom (F.I.T.).
Going Underground: Travel Beneath the Metropolis 1863-2013, London, UK.
Paper Presenter and Panel Chair, January 2013
Presented my comparative research regarding tunneling under the Thames and the Hudson at a conference co-sponsored by the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London and London Transport Museum.
Urban history, Modern U.S. history, comparative urbanism, global cities, historic cities, popular culture, theatre history, public history, Jersey City and New Jersey State history, railroad history, regional economic history.
- American History Since 1865
- American Military History
- Capstone Seminar
- Hist Cities Global Perspective
- Historic Cities of Spain
- History Of New Jersey
- Metropolis: Comparing Paris&NY
- Select Topic In Amer History:
- The 1960’s
- The Long 1960’s: A History
- Twentieth Century America
- Urban Amer: City Amer History