Associate Professor of History
Penn State University
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 Penn State University. My book Nature Next Door: Cities and Trees in the Northeastern United States was published by the University of Washington Press in 2012, and came out in paperback in 2013. I am currently working on my next book project, Dead as Dirt: An Environmental History of the Dead Body.