Ph.D., Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Sociology, Villanova University
Book Review of James Rada, Jr., Saving Shallmar: Christmas Spirit in a Coal Town, Gettysburg, PA: Legacy Publishing, 2012, appearing in the Mining History Journal, forthcoming.
Book Review of Catherine Tumber, Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012, appearing in Contemporary Sociology, forthcoming.
Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy, Italians, and Organized Crime in the Northern Coalfield of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1897-1959, Easton, PA: Canal History and Technology Press, 2014, 447 pages. (co-authored)
Book Review of Alan Murray, Holding the Line: A Narrative History of Australian Coal Miners and their Union in the 1980s (Sydney: CFMEU - Mining and Energy, 2009), appearing in Common Cause, Summer 2010.
"The Leasing System at the Pennsylvania Coal Company: Development and Resistance,” in Lance Metz (ed.), Canal History and Technology Proceedings, Volume XXVIII, Easton, PA: Canal History and Technology Press, 2010.
Book Review of Ronald L. Lewis, Welsh Americans: A History of Assimilation in the Coal Fields (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2008), forthcoming in the Journal of American Ethnic History.
“Rinaldo Cappellini and the Anthracite Labor Wars of 1920-1935,” in Lance Metz (ed.), Canal History and Technology Proceedings, Volume XXVIII, Easton, PA: Canal History and Technology Press, 2009.
Tragedy at Avondale: The Causes, Consequences, and Legacy of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Industry’s Most Deadly Mining Disaster, September 6, 1869, Easton PA: Canal History and Technology Press. 2008. 191 pages. (co-authored)
“Remaking Local Government? Political Culture and Charter Reform in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1968-2001,” Pennsylvania History. 73 (Fall 2006). (co-authored)
Honors and Grants
Fellowship: Honorary Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014-15, “Needlepoint Narratives: An Oral History of Women Garment Workers and the ILGWU in Pennsylvania.”
Fellowship: Fulbright Research Fellowship, University of Exeter, UK, 2013-14, “A Comparative Study of ‘Putting-Out’ Systems in the US. and UK Coal Mining Industries”
Grant: Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Development, to organize the 18th Conference on the Small City and Regional Community, and a Workshop on Sustainable Development Conference during the 2011.
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin System, Institute for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee, “Anthracite Stories: The Shifting Ground of Narrative and Memory in an Industrial Region of the United States, 1830-2000.” (In Residence) Spring 2010.
Grant: “The Northeastern Pennsylvania Oral and Life History Project,” with King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. 2006-08
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin System, Institute for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee, “Needlepoint Narratives: An Oral History of Women Garment Workers in Pennsylvania.” (In Residence) 2006-07.
Honor: The Eugene Katz Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Letters and Science, UW-Stevens Point. 2005.
Honor: Scholarship Award, Department of Sociology, UW- Stevens Point. 2004-08.
American Sociological Association (ASA)
Oral History Association (Link)
Wisconsin Sociological Association (WSA)
Pennsylvania Historical Society (HSP)
Luzerne County (PA) Historical Society
Lackawanna County (PA) Historical Society
Schuylkill County (PA) Historical Society
Anthracite Living History Group
Huber Breaker Preservation Society
American Studies Association
Labor and Working Class History Association
Working Class Studies Association
Italian American Studies Association
Pennsylvania Labor History Association