Associate Professor of Social Sciences
BA History, Bates College
MA American History, Boston College
PhD American History, Boston College
Teaching interests: 19th and 20th century American social and political history, the Cold War, and modern foreign policy
Research interests: Modern American politics, presidential leadership, Boston history, and sport and American society
When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball’s First Dynasty, 1912-1918, Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, Chicago, IL, 2011.
A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage, Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, Chicago, IL, 2007.
Dynasty’s End: Bill Russell and the 1968-69 World Champion Boston Celtics, Northeastern University Press, Boston, MA, 2003.
Kennedy Versus Lodge: The 1952 Massachusetts Senate Race, Northeastern University Press, Boston, MA, 2000.
“Newt Gingrich: A Leader more like Woodrow Wilson than Teddy Roosevelt.” Washington Post, December 12, 2011.
“The Tea Partyers Are Arrogant Elitists.” Opinion Page, US News & World Report, October 2, 2010.
“Political Dynasties are Undemocratic.” Editorial Page, Boston Globe, September 6, 2009.
Other professional activity and/or awards:
The Presidency and Cold War Policy, 1953-1963, lecture presentation for American History TV, C-Span 3, November 2011 (http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/301947-1).
“When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball’s First Dynasty, 1912-1918,” presentation at the Massachusetts Historical Society, September 28, 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEyMk4XNfeY).
Peyton Richter Award for interdisciplinary teaching, Boston University, 2010.
Expert commentary for a large number of national and international media outlets, including the New York Times, Politico, The Economist, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CNN, CNN International, the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, the Boston Herald, Reuters TV, C-Span 3, ESPN 2, Voice of America, BBC Radio, the Chicago Tribune, the Associate Press, NBATV, and USA Today.