Montana State University

Department of History and Philosophy

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-4395
Fax: (406) 994-7420
Email: history@montana.edu
Location: Wilson Hall 2-155

Department Chair

Dr. David Cherry
dcherry@montana.edu

Timothy LeCain, Associate Professor of History

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Director of Graduate Studies

For More Information about the History Graduate Program, Click Here

Current Semester

Not Teaching Spring 2014

Advising: Environmental History, Graduate Programs

Office Hours: by appointment only

Office: Wilson 2-108

Email: tlecain@montana.edu

Phone: (406) 994-7585

Curriculum Vitae: Click Here

Research Interests

Environmental technology

20th Century US

Education

Ph.D. in History, University of Delaware, DE, 1998
M.A. in History, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 1989
B.A. in History, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 1987

Awards, Honors, and Affiliations

Wiley Awards for Meritorious Research and Creativity, 2012

Awarded a competitive Montana State University sabbatical, 2010-2011.

College of Letters & Science Award for Meritorious Research or Creativity, April 2010.

George Perkins Marsh Best Book in Environmental History Prize, 2009, American Society for Environmental History, for Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines That Wired America and Scarred the Planet.

Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines That Wired America and Scarred the Planet, selected as an “Outstanding Academic Title for 2009” by Choice, the review journal of the American Library Association. See: Choice, 47 (January 2010).

Co-PI With Brett Walker (PI), National Science Foundation Collaborative Grant, Technological Symmetry and Hybrid Environments at the Ashio and Anaconda Copper Mines (2007-2010)

Scholarship and Creativity Grant for research on the project, “Bio-Indicators, Hybrid Environments, and Vertical Symmetry at the Butte-Anaconda Copper Mining Complex,” 2006-2007,

Research Enhancement Award, Montana State University, Spring 2006

Scholarship and Creativity Grant for research on the project “Moving Mountains: The Technology of Environmental Mass Destruction,” 2004-2005

Huntington Fellowship, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, 1994

Study Scholarship, Middlebury College, Vermont, Summer 1993

Smithsonian Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Fall 1993

Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, 1993

Research Grant, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Fall 1992

H. B. du Pont Fellowship, University of Delaware, Newark, Fall 1992

Lyman Stewart-University of Delaware Internship Award, University of Delaware, Newark, Summer 1992

Merit Fellowship, University of Delaware, Newark, 1992-1993

Hagley Fellowship, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware, 1990-92

Best Overall Paper, Northwest Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Moscow, Idaho, April 1987

Select Publications

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“Frederick Winslow Taylor,” in Kathleen A. Brosnan, ed., Encyclopedia of Environmental History (New York: Facts on File, forthcoming 2010).

Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines that Wired America and Scarred the Planet, (New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2009). More information about Mass Destruction is available Here.

“‘See America the Bountiful’: Butte, Anaconda, and the American Culture of Consumption,” Montana: The Magazine of Western History 56 (2007): 5-17.