BiographyI'm a native Chicagoan. I went to high school in Oak Park (at Fenwick) and got an AA from College of DuPage, a BA from the University of Wisconsin, and my PhD in political science at Indiana University. I taught at the University of Texas-San Antonio for two years, and joined the faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1983. I'm now studying the development of American environmental governance.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
American political and policy history; social, economic, and environmental issues, including climate change adaptation; the design of the US Constitution and the Constitutional Convention; the development of organized labor. I am active in the Scholars' Strategy Network.
Professional baseball and hockey; classical music; travel; learning more about the history of other cultures, such as China and India.