Professor of History: Colorado State University - Pueblo, Pueblo, CO. Fall 1999-Present.
Lecturer (Full-Time): Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. Fall 1998-Spring 1999.
Visiting Assistant Professor of History: Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. Fall 1997-Spring 1998.
Lecturer: University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI. Fall 1996.
Spring 2006 Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania
2004-05 University Award for Faculty Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity, Colorado State University - Pueblo
2004 Outstanding Faculty Member, College of Humanities and Social Science, Colorado State University - Pueblo
Ph.D.: U.S. History, University of Wisconsin - Madison (August 1997).
Dissertation Title: "Managing the Mills: Labor Policy in the American Steel Industry, 1892-1937."
Advisor: Professor J. Rogers Hollingsworth.
Prelim Fields: American Labor History, America 1914-1945.
Minor: Distributed (Industrial Relations, Economics and Sociology).
M.A.: U.S. History, University of Wisconsin - Madison (May 1992).
Thesis Title: "Caught in the Middle: The Seizure and Occupation of the Cudahy Brothers Company, 1944-1945."
B.A. (Cum Laude): University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (May 1988).
Majors: History and Political Science.
Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances and Enterprise, The Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2013.
Industrialization and the Transformation of America Life, 1877 to the Present. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2012.
Representation and Rebellion: The Rockefeller Plan at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, 1914-1942. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2010.
Managing the Mills: Labor Policy in the American Steel Industry During the Nonunion Era. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004.
Co-Editor (with Jonathan Pollack), The Voice of the People: Primary Sources on the History of American Labor, Industrial Relations and Working-Class Culture. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 2004.
“The Invention of Refrigerated Transport and the Development of the International Dressed Meat Trade,” in The History of Cold, Springer Scientific, Forthcoming.
"The Huge Chill: Why Are American Refrigerators So Big?," The Atlantic, October 4, 2013.
"The MOOC Racket," Slate, July 25, 2013.
"Peer Grading Can't Work," Inside Higher Education, March 5, 2013.
"The Obsolescence Question," Inside Higher Education, July 30, 2012.
"Teaching History with YouTube Revisited," AHA Perspectives on History 49 (April 2011): 40-41.
“What’s Left at the Bottom of the Glass: The Quest for Purity and the Development of the American Natural Ice Industry,” in Food Chains: From Farmyard to Shopping Cart, Roger Horowitz and Warren Belasco, eds. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008): 108-25.
"The Natural Price of Natural Ice in America, 1880-1910," Business and Economic History On-Line 6, (2008).
"Teaching History With YouTube (and other primary-source video sites on the internet)," AHA Perspectives on History 46 (May 2008): 30-31.
“What If a Company Union Wasn’t a ‘Sham?’”: The Rockefeller Plan in Action,” Labor History 48 (November 2007): 457-475.
""I Did Not Know . . . Any Danger Was Attached:" Safety Consciousness in the Early Ice and Refrigeration Industries," Technology and Culture 46 (July 2005): 541-60.
X, XX and X-3: Labor Spy Reports from the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company Archives," Colorado Heritage (Winter 2004): 28-41.
"A Crisis Over Consensus: Standardized Testing in American History and Student Learning," Radical Pedagogy 5:2 (2003).
"Discussion - Welfare Capitalism in the United States: Policies, Practices and Possibilities," Industrial Relations Research Association, Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting (2003): 71-3.
"John Fitch, David Brody and the Culture of Management in American Labor History," Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations 12 (JAI: Amsterdam, 2003): 197-222.
"The Bessemer Historical Society and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Archives," Labour History [Australia] 84 (May 2003): 119-20.
"The Colorado Fuel and Iron Archives," Annotation 31.1, (March 2003): 8-8.
"Frederick Taylor in the Classroom: Standardized Testing and Scientific Management," Radical Pedagogy 3:2, (2001).
Managing the Mills: Labor Policy in the American Steel Industry, 1892-1937 [Dissertation Summary], Business and Economic History 27, (Fall 1998): 23-28.
"Cultural Influences on Labor Policy: American Steel Manufacturers in the Nonunion Era," Essays in Business and Economic History, (1998): 197-213.
"Homestead in Context: Andrew Carnegie and the Decline of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, Pennsylvania History 64, (Autumn 1997): 509-33.
"'Giving With One Hand and Taking Away With the Other': The Failure of Welfare Capitalism at United States Steel, 1901-1937," Labor's Heritage 9, (Fall 1997): 20-31, 48-57.
"Caught In the Middle: The Seizure and Occupation of the Cudahy Brothers Company, 1944-1945," Wisconsin Magazine of History 78, (Spring 1995): 200-18.
Co-Author (with Greg Patmore), “Employee publications and employee Representation Plans: The case of Colorado Fuel and Iron, 1915-1942,” Management and Organisational History 3 (2008): 257-72.
“Labor Organizations and Reform Movements in the Industrial Revolution,” The Industrial Revolution in America: Overview/Comparison, Kevin Hillstrom and Laurie Collier Hillstrom, eds. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2007): 127-53.
“Labor Organizations and Reform Movements,” The Industrial Revolution in America: Agriculture and Meatpacking, Kevin Hillstrom and Laurie Collier Hillstrom, eds. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2007): 117-43.
"Labor Organizations and Reform Movements," in Industrial Revolution in America: Mining and Petroleum, Kevin Hillstrom and Laurie Collier Hillstrom, eds. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2006): 117-43.
"Labor Organizations and Reform Movements," in Industrial Revolution in America: Iron and Steel, Kevin Hillstrom and Laurie Collier Hilstrom, eds. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2005): 129-56.
"Iron- and Steelworkers," in The Encyclopedia of Chicago, James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, eds. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004): 427-28.
"Steelworkers Movement," in Encyclopedia of American Social Movements, Volume 2, Immanuel Ness, ed. (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2004): 543-47.
"The Gospel of Progressivism: Moral Reform and Labor War in Colorado, 1900-1930," by R. Todd Laugen," Pacific Historical Review 81 (February 2012): 106-07.
"The Trail of Gold and Silver: Mining in Colorado, 1859-2009, by Duane A. Smith," New Mexico Historical Review 86 (Fall 2011): 540-41.
"Condensed Capitalism: Campbell Soup and the Pursuit of Cheap Production in the Twentieth Century, by Daniel Sidorick," American Historical Review 116 (April 2011): 473.
"American Abyss: Savagery and Civilization in the Age of Industry, by Daniel E. Bender," Journal of American History 97 (December 2010): 838.
"Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War, by Thomas G. Andrews," Center for Colorado and the West at Auraria Library (2009).
"Citizen Docker: Making a New Deal on the Vancouver Waterfront, 1919-1939 by Andrew Parnaby," Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99 (Summer 2008): 152-53.
"Industrial Genius: The Working Life of Charles Michael Schwab by Kenneth Warren," Journal of American History 94 (December 2007): 954-55.
“The Global Evolution of Industrial Relations: Events, Ideas and the IRRA by Bruce E. Kaufman,” Journal of the History of Economic Thought 29 (March 2007): 122-24.
"The Rise of the Silver Queen: Georgetown, Colorado, 1859-1896, by Liston E. Leyendecker, Christine A. Bradley, and Duane A. Smith," Western Historical Quarterly 37 (Winter 2006): 518-19.
“Students Against Sweatshops, by Liza Featherstone,” Labor History 47 (May 2006): 275-77.
"Labor's Time: Shorter Hours, the UAW, and the Struggle for American Unionism, by Jonathan Cutler," Labor 3 (Spring 2006): 159-61.
"Linde: History of a Technology Corporation, 1879-2004, by Hans-Liudger Dienel," Technology and Culture 46 (October 2005): 849-50.
"Bloodless Victories, by Howell John Harris," Business History Review 75 (Summer 2001): 396-98.
The Business of Benevolence, by Andrea Tone, Business History Review 72 (Summer 1998): 24-26.
SEED Grant, Colorado State University - Pueblo, Spring/Fall 2012.
Research Fellowship, University of Sydney (Australia), Department of Work and Organisational Studies (May 2009).
Grant-In-Aid, Rockefeller Archives Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY (Summer 2007, Spring 1996).
Grant-In-Aid, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE (Fall 2005, Summer 2002, Winter 1998).
Smithsonian Institution Travel Grant (National Museum of American History), Washington, D.C. (June-July 2000).
George Meany Memorial Archives Fellowship, George Meany Memorial Archives, Silver Spring, MD (Fall 1995-Spring 1996).
H.B. DuPont Fellowship, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE (Summer 1994).
“Representation and Rebellion: The Rockefeller Plan at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, 1914-1942,” Western History Lecture Series, Colorado State Historical Society, April 2011.
"Budgetary Shared Governance: What to Ask For, What to Expect," AAUP Shared Governance Conference, Washington, D.C. (November 2010).
“Thomas Mort, the Invention of Mechanical Refrigeration and the Development of the Australian Meat Export Industry,” Society for the History of Technology, Tacoma, WA (September 2010).
"Inventing the Cold Chain: Technology and Demand in the American Natural Ice Industry," Society for the History of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA (October 2009).
"Why Do Americans Have Such Big Refrigerators?," Tasting Histories, Robert Mondavi Institute of Food and Wine, University of California - Davis, (February 2009).
"John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the Failure of 'Liberal' Anti-Unionism," Labor and the Right, University of California - Santa Barbara (January 2009).
"The Natural Price of Natural Ice in America, 1880-1910," Business History Conference, Sacramento, CA (April 2008).
“The Table or the Railroad Car?: The Quest for Purity and the Development of the American Ice and Refrigeration Industry,” at “Food Chains: Technology, Provisioning and Science,” Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE (November 2006).
“Their “Friend and Champion?:” The Rockefeller Plan and the Problem of Industrial Relations,” North American Labor History Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (October 2006).
"The Ludlow Memorial: Inspiration, Solidarity and Historical Memory," The Organization of American Historians, Washington, D.C. (June 2006).
"Why the Rockefeller Plan Came Up Short," Southwest Social Science Association, New Orleans, LA (March 2005).
"Comment," Industrial Relations Research Association, Washington, D.C. (January 2003).
What Once Was Old Is New Again: John R. Commons and American Labor History, Mid-America Conference on History, Springfield, MO (September 1999).
Homestead in Context: Technological Change and the Decline of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, Society for the History of Technology, Baltimore, MD (October 1998).
Dissertation Session, Business History Conference, College Park, MD (March 1998).
"Welfare Capitalism and Business Culture: The American Steel Industry Before the New Deal," 9th International Conference on Socio-Economics, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Montreal, Canada (July 1997).
"Cultural Influences on Labor Policy," Economic and Business Historical Society Conference, Richmond, VA (April 1997).
"A Kind Face on a Cold Policy: Welfare Capitalism in the Steel Industry, 1901-1919," Economic and Business Historical Society Conference, Boulder, CO (April 1995).
"Caught in the Middle: The Seizure and Occupation of the Cudahy Brothers Company, 1944-1945," Third Annual Social History Conference, University of Cincinnati (October 1993).