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- B.A., DePaul University
- M.A., University of Minnesota
- Ph.D., University of Iowa
- Social and intellectual history
- Women in America
- “‘The World We Shall Win for Labor’: Early Twentieth-Century Hobo Self-Publication.” In Print Culture in a Diverse America, edited by James P. Danky and Wayne A. Wiegand, 101-128. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. The volume won the 1999 Carey McWilliams Award given by Multicultural Review.
- “Policing the Bachelor Subculture: The Demographics of Summary Misdemeanor Convictions, Allegheny County Jail, 1892-1923.” Co-author Joan Crowley. In The Prerogative of Confinement: Social, Cultural, Political and Administrative Aspects of the History of Hospitals and Carceral and Penal Institutions in Western Europe and North America, 1500-1900, edited by Norbert Finzsch and Robert Jütte, 325-348. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
- “Emma Goldman and the Spirit of Artful Living: Philosophy and Politics in the Classical American Period”. Texas A & M Studies in American Philosophy Volume I: Proceedings of the Conference Frontiers in American Philosophy. Part I. College Station: Texas A & M Press, 1991. Reprinted in Feminist Interpretations of Emma Goldman, edited by Penny A. Weiss and Loretta Kensinger, 217-226. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007.
- Introduction to Charlie Fox, Tales of an American Hobo. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1989.
- “Active learning: Can small interventions produce results greater than statistically predicable in large lecture classes?” Journal of General Education 59, no. 4 (2011): 223-237.
- “Trace Evidence: How New Media Can Change What We Know about Student Learning.” Academic Commons, January 2009.
- “Definitions and Disasters: What Hurricane Katrina Revealed About Women’s Rights.” Forum on Public Policy Online 2007, no. 1 (2007).
- “Women Misdemeanants in the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Jail, 1892-1923.” Co-author Joan Crowley. Journal of Criminal Justice 20, no. 4 (1992): 311-332.
- “Hoboes and Homeboys: The Demography of Misdemeanor Convictions in the Allegheny County Jail, 1892-1923.” Co-author Joan Crowley. Journal of Social History 25, no. 2 (1991): 345-372.
- “Social History Update: An American Studies Contribution To Social History.”Journal of Social History 23, no. 4 (1990): 875-885.