Robin F. Bachin

Robin F. Bachin is the Charlton W. Tebeau Associate Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at the University of Miami. Her first book was Building the South Side: Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919 (University of Chicago Press, 2004). Bachin’s current book project is Tropical Urbanism: Modernity, Exoticism, and the Creation of South Florida. She served as guest curator of an exhibition at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach entitled “In Pursuit of Pleasure: Schultze and Weaver and the American Hotel.” Bachin currently is president of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History.

Tom Berson

Tom Berson is Visiting Lecturer in History at Stetson University. A former journalist, he has a B.A. in American History from Brown University and an M.A. in American Studies from Florida State University. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in History at the University of Florida and his dissertation is tentatively entitled “Silver Springs and Florida in the American Imagination.”

Art M. Blake

Art M. Blake teaches U.S. history in the History Department at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. His areas of research include urban history and culture (especially New York and Los Angeles), and sound studies. He has published various essays and reviews in this area in addition to his book (under a previous name) How New York Became American, 1890-1924 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006). He is working on a new book entitled Audible City: Sonic Environments and the Politics of Difference in New York and Los Angeles, 1945-Present.

Nicholas Dagen Bloom

Nicholas Dagen Bloom is Associate Professor at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York. He received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University and is the author of Suburban Alchemy: New Towns and the Transformation of the American Dream (Ohio State University Press, 2001), Merchant of Illusion: James Rouse, American Salesman of the Businessman’s Utopia (Ohio State, 2004), Adventures into Mexico: American Tourism Beyond the Border (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006), and Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).

Hallie E. Bond

Hallie E. Bond is Curator of the Adirondack Museum. She holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Delaware.  She has created numerous exhibits, including the NEH-funded “Boats and boating in the Adirondacks, 1840-1940,” and is the author of Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks (Adirondack Museum/Syracuse University Press, 1995).

Lincoln Bramwell

Lincoln Bramwell is Chief Historian for the USDA Forest Service. His previous publications include The Dual Mandate in the Incomparable Valley: The Yosemite National Park Administrative History, with Andy Kirk (National Park Service, 2009) and he edited Playing the Odds: Las Vegas and the Modern West, by Hal Rothman (University of New Mexico Press, 2007). His book Wilderburbs: An Environmental History of Rural Development in the West, is forthcoming from the University of Washington Press’s Weyerhauser Environmental Books Series, edited by William Cronon.

Ken Breisch

Ken Breisch is Director of Historic Preservation Programs and Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture at the University of Southern California. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He is the author of Henry Hobson Richardson and the Small Public Library in America (MIT Press, 1997) and co-author of Constructing Image, Identity and Place: Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, IX (University of Tennessee Press, 2003) and Building Place: Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, X (University of Tennessee Press, 2005)..

Steven Brisson

Steve Brisson received a B.A. in History from Northern Michigan University in 1989 and an M.A. from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies in 1992. He served as a curator for the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Sites Division from 1992 through 1995. In 1996 he accepted the position of Curator of Collections for Mackinac State Historic Parks and was appointed Chief Curator in 2004. He is the author of four books on Mackinac history including Picturesque Mackinac: The Photographs of William H. Gardiner, 1896-1915.

Kevin Britz

The late Kevin Britz was the director of the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. Britz earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Knox College, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of Arizona. 

Kyle Ciani

Kyle Ciani is Associate Professor at Illinois State University where she specializes in the histories of women and gender across the Americas, with a focus on social justice issues. Ciani’s manuscript, Childcare in Paradise: The Boundaries of Reform in San Diego, 1850s-1940s, analyzes how the changing culture of work in trans-border communities directed familial strategies for surviving and thriving in changing environments. Ciani earned her Ph.D. in the History of Women and Gender at Michigan State University, and B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of San Diego, during which time she worked for the Zoological Society of San Diego..

Aaron Cowan

Aaron Cowan is Assistant Professor of History at Slippery Rock University, where he teaches U.S., urban, and public history. He is also curator of the Old Stone House, a reconstructed 1822 stagecoach tavern museum owned by SRU. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 2007. His dissertation, “A Nice Place to Visit: Tourism, Urban Revitalization, and the Transformation of Postwar American Cities,” a study of tourism development in four postindustrial urban centers, received the Ohio Academy of History’s Best Dissertation Award in 2008, and is currently under revision for publication.

James F. (Jeff) Donnelly

James F. (Jeff) Donnelly is a public historian, is chair of the City of Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University. In New York, he learned to use the built environment in support of his research and teaching at Fordham and New York Universities. Since 1987, he has led tours of the Miami Beach Architectural District (Art Deco District). In 2006, he co-directed “Using Buildings to Tell Stories,” a national Landmarks workshop for teachers, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and is a co-author of Miami Architecture (University Press of Florida, 2010).

Timothy J. Gilfoyle

Timothy J. Gilfoyle is Professor and Chair of History at Loyola University Chicago, where he teaches American urban and social history. He is the author of A Pickpocket’s Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York (W.W. Norton, 2006); City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920 (W.W. Norton, 1992), and Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark (University of Chicago Press and the Chicago Historical Society, 2006). He most recently published The Flash Press: Sporting Men’s Weeklies in the 1840s, coauthored with Patricia Cline Cohen and Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz (University of Chicago Press, 2008), and is completing an edited version of The Autobiography of George Appo.

Anders Greenspan

Anders Greenspan hails from the western suburbs of Philadelphia and received his B.A. in history from Brandeis University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Indiana University at Bloomington. He is Assistant Professor of History at Texas A&M University–Kingsville. He is the author of Creating Colonial Williamsburg: The Restoration of Virginia’s Eighteenth-Century Capital (University of North Carolina Press, 2009)..

J. Philip Gruen

J. Philip Gruen is an associate professor in the School of Architecture and Construction Management at Washington State University, where he teaches architectural history and theory. He has published in the Journal of the West, a Routledge anthology, and the Encyclopedia of American Urban History. Gruen is revising a manuscript entitled “Manifest Destinations: Tourist Encounters in the Urban American West, 1870-1893” for the University of Oklahoma Press––a work that explores the push-and-pull between urban presentation and the tourist encounter in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Chicago in the late nineteenth century. He earned his Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.

Troy Henderson

Troy Henderson earned his Ph.D. in history at Loyola University Chicago, where he wrote a dissertation on the history of lumberjacks in the Upper Great Lakes. He currently works at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum and has also published Lake Superior Country, a pictorial history of travel along the southern shore of Lake Superior.

Steven Hoelscher

Steven Hoelscher, a cultural geographer with research interests in the connections between identity, place, and tourism, is Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His books include Picturing Indians: Photographic Encounters and Tourist Fantasies in H. H. Bennett’s Wisconsin Dells (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008), winner of the 2009 Wisconsin Historical Society Book Award of Merit, Heritage on Stage: The Invention of Ethnic Place in America’s Little Switzerland (Wisconsin, 1998), and Textures of Place: Exploring Humanist Geographies (co-edited, University of Minnesota Press, 2001), and he has published in such journals as American Quarterly, the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, GeoJournal, and the American Indian Culture and Research Journal.

Andrew Hurley

Andrew Hurley is Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He is the author of Beyond Preservation: Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities (Temple University Press, 2010); Diners, Bowling Alleys, and Trailer Parks: Chasing the American Dream in the Postwar Consumer Culture (Basic Books, 2001); Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race, and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980 (University of North Carolina Press, 1995); and numerous articles.

Meeghan Kane

Meeghan Kane is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of South Carolina.  She is completing a dissertation entitled “‘Varsity Visigoths’: Spring Break and the Campus Tradition of Tourism.”

Lynn C. Kronzek

Lynn C. Kronzek answers to: writer, consulting historian, lecturer, public affairs consultant, editor. An award-winning author of two books and numerous articles about southern California history, her primary interest lies in the contributions of various immigrant/ethnic cultures and communities. She lives and works in Burbank, where her eponymous consulting firm, Lynn C. Kronzek & Associates, celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2009.

C. Brenden Martin

C. Brenden Martin is Professor of History and Director of Public History at Middle Tennessee State University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. He is the author of Tourism in the Mountain South: A Double-Edged Sword (University of Tennessee Press, 2007).

Char Miller

Char Miller is Director of the Environmental Analysis Program and W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College. His recent books include Public Lands/Public Debates: A Century of Controversy (Oregon State University Press, 2012); Ground Work: Conservation in American Culture (Forest History Society, 2007); Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism (Island Press, 2001); and Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land and Life in South Texas (Trinity University Press, 2004). He is editor of Water in the 21stCentury West (Oregon State University Press, 2009); and River Basins of the American West (Oregon State University Press, 2009). Forthcoming books include the edited volume Between Ruin and Restoration: Israel’s Environmental History (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012); the co-authored Death Valley National Park: A History (University of Nevada Press), and Moving in Place: Nature, Space, and Time (Trinity University Press).

Charlene Mires

Charlene Mires is director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities and Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey.  She is the author of Independence Hall in American Memory (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002) and the forthcoming Capitals of the World, a study of civic boosterism and the search for a United Nations headquarters location.

Eugene P. Moehring

Eugene P. Moehring is Professor of History at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas. He received his Ph.D. in 1976 from the City University of New York. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, he has published five books: Public Works and the Patterns of Urban Real Estate Growth in Manhattan, 1835-1894 (Arno Press, 1981), Resort City in the Sunbelt: Las Vegas, 1930-2000 (University of Nevada Press, 2000), Urbanism and Empire in the Far West, 1840-1890 (Nevada, 2004), Las Vegas: A Centennial History with Michael Green (Nevada, 2005), and The University of Nevada, Las Vegas: A History (Nevada, 2007).

Judy Mattivi Morley

Judy Mattivi Morley, founder of the popular Denver History Tours, is an independent consultant who serves as a member of the city’s Lower Downtown Design Review Board. She is the author of Historic Preservation and the Imagined West: Albuquerque, Denver, and Seattle (University Press of Kansas, 2006).

Jay M. Price

Jay M. Price is Associate Professor of History at Wichita State University. A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, he directs the Public History Program at Wichita State. He is the author of Gateways to the Southwest: The Story of Arizona State Parks, Wichita, 1860-1930 (University of Arizona Press, 2004). Currently, his main project is “Temples for a Modern God,” a study of mid-twentieth century sacred architecture.

Raymond W. Rast

Raymond W. Rast is Assistant Professor of History and Associate Director of the Center for Oral and Public History at California State University, Fullerton. Rast completed his doctoral work at the University of Washington, where he specialized in the history of the American West, urban history, and the history of modern American culture. His most recent publication is an article entitled “The Cultural Politics of Tourism in San Francisco’s Chinatown, 1882-1917.” He is finishing a book manuscript entitled Tourist Town: A History of San Francisco, 1869-1919.

E. Duke Richey

E. Duke Richey teaches at McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is finishing a book titled The Mountains of Youth: Landscapes and Lifestyles of Agelessness in Aspen.

Andrew C. Rieser

Andrew C. Rieser (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1999) is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, Government & Economics at State University of New York, Dutchess Community College. In addition to various articles and reviews on modern U.S. cultural and religious history, Dr. Rieser is the co-author of The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Vol. 2 Concise (Wadsworth, 2010), author of The Chautauqua Moment: Protestants, Progressives, and the Culture of Modern Liberalism (Columbia University Press, 2003), and co-editor of the Dictionary of American History (Scribner’s, 2002). He lives in Hudson, New York, where he serves on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission.

Robert Russell

Robert Russell, an architectural historian, is the Addlestone Professor in the Department of Art History at the College of Charleston, where he teaches classes on modern architecture and the history of cities. Among other topics, he has published on Italian medieval civic architecture, American county courthouses and urban design. He is currently completing a book on the early 19th-century American architect William Strickland. He lived in Memphis for three years in the mid-1980s.

Bryant Simon

Bryant Simon is Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at Temple University. He is the author of A Fabric of Defeat: The Politics of South Carolina Textile Workers, 1910-1948 (University of North Carolina Press, 1998); Boardwalk of Dreams:  Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America (Oxford University Press, 2004); Everything But the Coffee: Learning About American from Starbucks (University of California Press, 2009); and co-editor of Jumpin’ Jim Crow’: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights (Princeton University Press, 2000). His work on Atlantic City has won awards from the Organization of American Historians, Urban History Association, and New Jersey Historical Commission.

J. Mark Souther

J. Mark Souther is Associate Professor of History and Co-Director of the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University. He is the author of New Orleans on Parade: Tourism and the Transformation of the Crescent City (Louisiana State University Press, 2006), winner of the 2006 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize and the 2007 Gulf South History Award, as well as articles in the Journal of American History, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Planning History, and Planning Perspectives. His current book project is Believing in Cleveland: Managing Decline in “The Best Location in the Nation.”

James Tuten

James Tuten is Associate Professor of History at Juniata College in Pennsylvania. He is the author of Lowcountry Time and Tide: The Fall of the South Carolina Rice Kingdom (University of South Carolina Press, 2010). Among his recent publications are articles on planters’ affinity for Madeira wine. His editorials have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Providence Journal (RI), and Inside Higher Ed. Tuten founded the H-Net discussion list on South Carolina, H-SC. He earned his Ph.D. from Emory University, an M.A. from Wake Forest University, and his B.A. from the College of Charleston.

William S. Walker

William S. Walker is Assistant Professor of History at the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY–Oneonta). He received his Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University. He is currently working on a book about exhibits of traditional cultures at the Smithsonian Institution after World War II.

Phoebe S. K. Young

Phoebe S. K. Young is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of California Vieja: Culture and Memory in a Modern American Place (California, 2006, published under her previous name of Phoebe S. Kropp). She is currently working on a book for Oxford University Press on the history of camping and sleeping outside that explores the meanings and politics of nature in American culture.