Professor of History, Emeritus
American Intellectual History
Research and Teaching Interests
American intellectual history; immigration & ethnic history; and the history of American Catholicism
Articles Published Since Retirement
"From and Indefinite Homogeneity: Catholic Colleges in Antebellum America," Catholic Historical Review, 94 (January 2008): 45-74.
"Catholicism Since 1945," in Philip Goff, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010): 491-507.
“Crèvecoeur’s Question: Historical Writing on Immigration, Ethnicity, and National Identity,” in Anthony Molho and Gordon S. Wood, eds., Imagined Histories: American Historians Interpret the Past (1998): 120-43.
“Newman’s Idea in the Minds of American Educators,” in Joseph C. Linck and Raymond J. Kupke, eds., Building the Church in America (1999): 113-39.
“Trouble in the Colonial Melting Pot,” Journal of American Ethnic History, 20 (Fall, 2000): 3-17.
“A Half-Century of Change in Catholic Higher Education,” U. S. Catholic Historian, 19 (Winter, 2001): 11-19.