About

Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Problems
in the Growth and Structure of Cities Department at Bryn Mawr College

Ph.D., Columbia University, 2001; M.A., University of Oregon,  1995; B.A., University of Michigan, 1988

I am a U.S. urban and environmental historian at Bryn Mawr College, where I hold the Johanna Alderfer Harris and William H. Harris, M.D. Chair in Environmental Studies. After five years in the History Department at Oberlin College, I joined the faculty of the Growth and Structure of Cities Department at Bryn Mawr, where I am also director of the Environmental Studies Program.  My book Nature Next Door: Cities and Trees in the Northeastern United States has just been released by the University of Washington Press. I am currently working on my next book project, Dead as Dirt: An Environmental History of the Dead Body.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)