other vitae stuff

EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin – Madison, PhD. History, 1990
York University – Toronto, MA History, 1986
University of Alberta – Edmonton, BA (honors), History, 1985

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
Department Chair, August 2006-August 2011
Professor, April 2004-present, University of Iowa
Associate Professor, June 1996-April 2004, University of Iowa
Assistant Professor, 1994-1996, University of Iowa
Assistant Professor, 1990-1994, University of British Columbia

Selected Presentations
“Fragmented Citizenship: Municipal Incorporation and Annexation in St. Louis County,” Social Science History Association, Chicago, November 2016
“Ferguson, St. Louis, and the Fate of the American City,” keynote at LAWCHA Luncheon, Organization of American Historians, St. Louis, April 2015
“A Political History of American Inequality,” Labor and Working Class History Association, Washington, May 2015
“Roundtable on Ferguson,” American Historical Association, New York, January 2015.
“A Political History of American Inequality,” Social Science History Association, Toronto, November 2014
“Patterns of Urban Decline and Union Decline in St. Louis and Chicago, 1940-2000,” Urban History Association, Philadelphia, October 2014
Roundtable “The Long View of Digital Urban History,” Urban History Association, Philadelphia, October 2014
“Ferguson, St. Louis, and the Fate of the American City,” McKendree University (Lebanon Illinois), October 2014
“The Fire This Time: Ferguson, St. Louis, and the Fate of the American City,” University of Missouri-Columbia, October 2014
“Ferguson, St. Louis, and the Fate of the American City,” Auburn University, City Scenarios workshop, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, September 2014
“US Social Policy in Historical Perspective,” Northeastern University (Shenyang, China), June 2014
“Dead on Arrival: Universal Health Care in the United States,” Northeastern University (Shenyang, China), June 2014
“Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” Augustana College (Geography and History), April 2014.
“Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” University of Northern Iowa (Geography and History), April 2014.
“Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” Missouri Social Studies Association, St. Louis, November 2013
“Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO, November 2013
“Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” University of Illinois (Urban Planning), September 2013
“The Geography of Money: Land Use Policies and Economic Segregation in Greater St. Louis,” Missouri History Museum and Missouri Humanities Council, April 6, 2013
“Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” Greater St. Louis Equal Opportunity and Housing Council, St. Louis, April 5, 2013
“The Urban Crisis in Historical Perspective,” for St Louis University Law Symposium, “Saving the Cities” (March 2013)
“Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” Missouri Geography Alliance, Columbia MO (September 2012)
“Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” Missouri Conference on History, Columbia MO, March 2012
“The Suburban Quarantine: Race and Redevelopment in Greater St. Louis” Social Science History Association, Vancouver, November 2012
New Directions in Spatial History, American Historical Association (Presidential Session), January 2012“The Geography of Inequality in St. Louis,” Missouri Historical Society, January 2011
“Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” Spatial Studies in the Social Sciences, Brown University, November 2010
“Making St. Louis,” plenary address, Transportation Engineering Association of Metropolitan St Louis, Maryland Heights, MO, November 2009
(with Todd Swanstrom) “Justice in the American Metropolis: The St. Louis Case,” Justice and the American Metropolis Conference, Washington University in St. Louis, May 7-9, 2009 (bus tour and presentation).
“Community Decline and Development in Greater St. Louis,” George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, March 2009.
“St. Louis Blues: Mapping the Decline of an American City,” The New School, New York (March 2009).
“St. Louis: Historical Perspectives and Current Challenges,” plenary address, East-West Gateway Coordinating Council Annual Meeting, November 2008
“St. Louis Blues: Mapping the Decline of an American City,” St. Louis Community College—Forest Park, November 2008
Roundtable on “Mapping Decline,” at the SSHA Conference, Miami, October 2008
“Mapping Decline: The Urban Crisis in Historical Perspective,” East-West Gateway Coordinating Council, June 2008
“St. Louis: What Happened?” book talk and slide show, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, May 2008)
Roundtable on “Mapping Decline,” at the Policy History Conference, St. Louis, May 2008
“The Promise and Limits of the New Deal,” St. Paul Public Library, invited talk in “Untold Stories” [Labor History Month] series, April 2008
“Race and Space in the Urban Crisis: The Case of St. Louis” at the Social Science History Association, November 2007
“Mapping St. Louis” Poster Session (American Historical Association, Atlanta, January 2007)
“Blight and Redevelopment: Historical Perspectives” at the Fourth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, William and Mary Law School (October 2007)
“Race and Public Policy” Roundtable on Ira Katznelson’s, When Affirmative Action Was White at the Social Science History Association, Minneapolis, November 2006“St Louis Blues: Public Policy and the Urban Crisis” plenary address at the annual meeting of the Economic Analysis and Research Network, St. Louis, September 2006
“Race and Realty in Greater St. Louis” Columbia University seminar on Twentieth Century Politics and Society, January 2006
“Mapping St. Louis” at the Policy History Conference, Charlottesville VA, June 2006
“Mapping St. Louis” at Missouri Supreme Court Historical Society, November 2005
“The Struggle for National Health Insurance: Lessons from the 20th Century,” at the American Public Health Association, Washington DC, November 2004
“”Fifty Hands on Fifty Triggers”: Business, Federalism, and American Social Policy,” at the Policy History Conference, St. Louis MO, June 2002
Dancing with Jim Crow: Medicare, Title VI, and the Politics of Health Reform in the 1960s,” at the Policy History Conference, St. Louis MO, May 1999.
“Why No Corporatism in the United States? The Political Disorganization of Business andits Consequences” at the Business History Conference, College Park MD, March 1998
“Metropolitan Unionism in Historical Perspective” at the Metro Unionism Conference (AFL-CIO, University of Washington Labor Center), Seattle, June 1998
“Debating Health Insurance in the 1940s” for the Center For Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, September 1997
“States of Chaos: Economic Interests, Social Policy, and the Logics of American Federalism” at the AHA [session sponsored by SHGAPE], Seattle, January 1997
“A Disorganizational Synthesis? Business, Labor, and Politics in Modern America” for the Atlanta Seminar in the Comparative History of Labor, Industry, Technology, and Society, Atlanta, October 1996
“Why No National Health Insurance in the U.S.? The Limits of Social Provision in War and Peace, 1941-1948” at the Hagley Museum Conference, “Aftermath: The Transition from War to Peace in America after World War II,” Wilmington, DE, October 1995
“The Limits of Social Provision in Two Postwar Eras, 1918-1920, 1945-1948,” at the Organization of American Historians, Chicago, March 1996.
“Dead on Arrival: Health Insurance and the American Welfare States, 1920-1940,” at the Social Science History Association, Chicago, November 1995.