History of Policy & Law Majors:  Email me to let me know if you would like to have an office hours phone conversation, and we can set a time any Wed 1-3 (or by appt if you have a course conflict). Stay healthy & a good new quarter to you!

Personal Statement:

My research and professional work is in public history and the history of public policy in the U.S. from the 1860s to 1920s.  I am working on a book on racial justice and law in New York City in the fifty years after the Civil War. For undergraduates: I advise the History of Public Policy major and teach courses for that major (History 7, 170A&B, 172A&B), teach in the World History series (2C) and American People series (17C), and teach undergraduate courses in Public History (192, 102DR). For graduates: I teach in the Graduate Program in Public History, cooperating with the faculty of California State University Sacramento in offering a joint PhD in the field. For the journal THE PUBLIC HISTORIAN, published in partnership with The National Council for Public History,  I continue to serve as a senior consulting editor, and encourage public historians with projects for publication to contact Editor James Brooks ( and Managing Editor Sarah Case (

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