Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies
I am currently the Director of the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) of the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 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.
B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison
William Cronon. Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. W. W. Norton & Co., 1996.
William Cronon. Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. W. W. Norton & Co., 1991.
William Cronon. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England. New York: Hill & Wang, 1983.
- “Storytelling” (AHA Presidential Address), American Historical Review 118:1 (February 2013), 1-19.