Ph.D. History, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
B.A. History, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
My current project is a cultural history of capital punishment in the United States since the late 1800s.
Inventing the Public Enemy: The Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934. University of Chicago Press, 1996.
History 21 American Civilization since 1877
History 302W Undergraduate Seminar: Cultural Conflict in 1920s America
History 445 The Emergence of Modern America
History 447 Recent American History
American Studies 497 American Themes, American Eras: Crime and Punishment
Honors 401H Honors Seminar: Prisons, Capital Punishment, and American Values
Penn State Abington Outstanding Teacher Award