Title: Department Chair of History & Philosophy: Professor of History
Department: History and Philosophy
College: Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences
Building: CLO 213/SWRZ 203A Room:
Phone: (219) 989-3192
- B.A., Communications, Hammond College of St. Joseph
- M.A., History, Purdue University Hammond
- Ph.D., History, University of Chicago (1994)
Current Book Project
- Undocumented Immigrants in the United States Today: An Encyclopedia of Their Experiences (ABC-Clio, 2011).
- Politics and Population Control: A Documentary History (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood
- The American Religious Debate over Birth Control, 1907-1937 (Jefferson, North Carolina:
McFarland & Company, Inc., 2001).
- “Latin and South American History,” A History Highway: A 21st Century Guide to Internet Resources, Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott A. Merriman, eds. (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2006), pp. 151-162.
- “Threat or Ally?: U.S./Latin American Relations and the Middle East Conflict,” in War, Media and Propaganda: A Global Perspective, Y.R. Kamalipour and N. Snow, eds. (Lanham, Maryland: Roman & Littlefield, 2004), pp. 207-217.
- “Catholicism and the Contraceptive Debate, 1914-1930,” in Reconciling Catholicism and Feminism: Persona Reflections on Tradition and Change, Sally Barr Ebest and Ron Ebest, eds. (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003), pp. 202-216.
- “Morality,” Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Social Change: America in the 20th Century, Beacham, 2001, pp. 728-776.
- “Whose Civil Society?: The Politicization of Religion in Transitional Cuba,” Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, (Summer, 2004), pp. 76-89.
- “International Birth Control Politics: the Evolution of a Catholic Contraceptive Debate in Latin America,” Journal of the Study of Religions and Ideologies (Summer 2002), pp. 66-80.
- “Feminine Rebellion: New Notions of Sexuality during the Mexican Revolution,” Pie de pagina/Footnote, Summer 2002.
- “The Reduction of Urban Vulnerability: Revisiting 1950s American Suburbanization as Civil Defense,” Cold War History, January, 2002, pp. 1-32.
- “The Changing American City: Chicago Catholics as Outsiders in the Birth Control Movement, 1915-1935,” U.S. Catholic Historian, Spring 1997, pp. 67-85.
- Population Policy
- Birth Control
- Social Issues
- Social Studies Teaching
- Latin American History
- U.S. History