Director of Graduate Studies
For More Information about the History Graduate Program, Click Here
Not Teaching Spring 2014
Advising: Environmental History, Graduate Programs
Office Hours: by appointment only
Office: Wilson 2-108
Phone: (406) 994-7585
Curriculum Vitae: Click Here
20th Century US
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
“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.