Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies
Director of the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) of the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. CHE Website
Office: 5103 Mosse Humanities (also 443 Science Hall)
Mailbox: 5009 Mosse Humanities
Curriculum Vitae: View PDF
Office Hours: Email for appointment
Education: PhD: Yale;
DPhil: Oxford; MA: Yale; BA: University of Wisconsin - Madison
My specializations are environmental history, history of the American West, historical geography.
My Research and Teaching Interests include environmental history, history of the American West, comparative frontier history, United States 19th and 20th century social and economic history, urban history, history of technology, quantitative and computer methods, digital scholarship, the writing of history, public history.
- Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature, (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1996).
- Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West, (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1991).
- Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England (New York: Hill & Wang, 1983)
- History/Geography 932 - Topics in American Environmental History - Course Webpage
- History 965 - Seminar in the History of the American West - Course Webpage