A. SCOTT HENDERSON
101-J Hipp Hall, Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville SC 29613
State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D. (History), 1996
University of Virginia, Teacher Certification (Secondary Social Studies), 1986
Johns Hopkins University, M.A. (History), 1985
Florida State University, B.A. (History & International Affairs), 1984 (summa cum laude)
Furman University, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Education (1998-)
Furman University, Adjunct Professor of History (1996-1998)
Millard Fillmore College, Adjunct Instructor of History (1994-1995)
Yamagata Women’s Junior College, Senior Lecturer in English (Japan, 1989-1990)
St. Leo College, Adjunct Instructor of History (1989)
Chesapeake City Schools, Secondary Social Studies Teacher (1986-1989)
Mellon Foundation Advance Planning Grant, 2005
Belle W. Baruch Foundation Visiting Scholar, 2004
National Network for Educational Renewal Fellow, 2003-2004
Furman University Research & Professional Development Grant, 1999
Mark Diamond Research Grant, 1994
Milton Plesur Graduate and Dissertation Fellowship, 1991-1996
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1988
Virginia Education Association Grant, 1988
Harry S. Truman Scholarship, 1982-1986
Florida Academic Scholarship, 1981-1984
Florida State University Selby Scholarship, 1980-1984
Furman University Quaternion Society, 2016
Furman University Meritorious Teaching Award, 2013
Furman University Chiles-Harrill Award, 2011
SC Governor’s Distinguished Professor Award, 2010
SC Association of Independent Colleges Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
Furman University Maiden Invitational Award, 2008
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004-
Furman University Meritorious Advising Award, 2002
Teacher of the Year Award, Association of Furman Students, 2002
Who’s Who in America, 2001-
Highest teaching evals among history department faculty (SUNY-Buffalo), 1994 (fall)
Selig Adler Prize, best graduate history paper (SUNY-Buffalo), 1992
United States Civil Service Award, 1991
Marion J. Hays Prize (FSU), most outstanding Phi Beta Kappa scholar, 1984
Mortar Board Award (highest academic standing in junior class, FSU), 1983
Elevated to the Order of Chevalier, International Order of DeMolay, 1982
John Philip Sousa National Music Award, 1980
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Gamma Mu, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Delta Pi, and National Gold Key
National Association of Fellowships Advisers Board, 2007-2011
National Urban History Association Board, 2005-2008
SC President, American Association of University Professors, 2005-2007
- Co-Editor with P. L. Thomas, James Baldwin: Challenging Authors (Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2014).
- Co-Editor with Lloyd Benson, Paul Rasmussen, and Wade Worthen, Competition: A Multidisciplinary Analysis (Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009).
- Editor and annotator, Power and the Public Interest: The Memoirs of Joseph Swidler (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2002).
- Housing and the Democratic Ideal: The Life and Thought of Charles Abrams (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000).
- “Just Like Us? LGBTQ Characters in Mainstream Comics,” in Crag Hill, ed., Teaching Comics Through Multiple Lenses: Critical Perspectives (Routledge, 2016).
- “Toward a Pedagogy of Compassion: Acknowledging and Validating LGBT Identities,” in Paul Thomas, Paul R. Carr, Julie A. Gorlewski, and Brad J. Porfilio, eds., Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect: On the Lives and Education of Children (New York: Peter Lang, 2015).
- “Uplift Versus Upheaval: The Pedagogical Visions of Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin,” in A. Scott Henderson and P. L. Thomas, eds., James Baldwin: Challenging Authors (Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2014).
- “Schools as Battlegrounds: The Authoritarian Jurisprudence of Clarence Thomas” in P. L. Thomas, ed., Becoming and Being a Teacher: Confronting Traditional Norms to Create New Democratic Realities (New York: Peter Lang, 2012).
- “The New Positivism: Research and Education,” National Social Science Journal 35, no. 2 (2011).
- “The Brain Race: Competition, National Security, and the Rise of Federal Aid to Education,” in A. Scott Henderson, Lloyd Benson, Paul Rasmussen, and Wade Worthen, eds., Competition: A Multidisciplinary Analysis (Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009).
- “The Pedagogical Implications of School Choice Initiatives in South Carolina,” Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina 9, no. 1 (Fall, 2009).
- Co-author with Cathryn A. Stevens, “Local Knowledge and Its Implications for Teacher Education in South Carolina,” Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina 8, no. 1 (Fall, 2008).
- “Fighting For the Past: Lessons from the David Irving Trial,” Social Education 72, no. 6 (October, 2008).
- “Building Intelligent and Active Public Minds: Education and Social Reform in Greenville County During the 1930s,” South Carolina Historical Magazine 106 (January 2005).
- “World Literature and Multiculturalism in High School Curricula,” Carolina English Teacher 10, no. 1 (Winter 2002).
- “Understanding Cities: An Overview of Urban Social Theory,” in Robert Hartmann McNamara and Sarah K. Vatland, eds., Understanding Contemporary Social Problems (Tempe: Scholargy Press, 2002).
- “Charles Abrams and the Problem of a Business Welfare State,” Journal of Policy History 9 (Summer 1997).
- “The New York State Commission Against Discrimination and the Quest for Equality in Housing,” in Proceedings of the Sixth National Biennial Conference on American Planning (Richmond: Society for American City and Regional Planning History, 1996).
- “A Better Home in a Nice Neighborhood: Housing, Race, and Residential Conflict,” in Martin Melkonian and Marc Silver, eds., Contested Terrain: Power, Politics and Participation in Suburbia (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995).
- “Tarred With the Exceptional Image: Public Housing and Popular Discourse, 1950-1990,” American Studies 36 (Spring, 1995).
- “American Pluralism and the Construction of Ethnicity in World War II Combat Films,” Intercultural Studies 1, no. 1 (Fall, 1994).
- “Housing Act of 1934,” “Housing Act of 1937,” and “Charles Abrams,” in David Goldfield, et al., eds., Encyclopedia of American Urban History (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2006).
- “Robert C. Weaver” in Steven Reich, ed., The Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2006).
- “Richard Furman” and “Furman University” in Walter Edgar, ed., The South Carolina Encyclopedia (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2006).
- “Home Owners Loan Corporation,” in Robert S. McElvaine, ed., The Encyclopedia of the Great Depression (New York: Macmillan, 2004).
- “Federal Housing Administration,” in James Ciment, ed., The Encyclopedia of the Great Depression and the New Deal (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2001).
- “Charles Abrams,” in Neil Larry Shumsky, ed., Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs (Santa Barbara: Abc-Clio, 1998).
- Mary Macdonald Ogden, Wil Lou Gray: The Making of a Southern Progressive from the New South to New Deal in South Carolina Historical Magazine (forthcoming).
- Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race in International Journal of Business and Social Science 8, no. 3 (Mar. 2017).
- Cherisse Jones-Branch, Crossing the Line: Women’s Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II in Florida Historical Quarterly 95, no. 1 (Summer 2016).
- Dana Goldstein: The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession in History of Education Quarterly 55, no. 1 (Feb. 2015).
- John Taylor, Think Again: A Philosophical Approach to Teaching in The Educational Forum 79, no. 1 (Jan-Mar. 2015).
- sj Miller, Leslie David Burns, & Tara Star Johnson, eds., Generation Bullied 2.0: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Our Most Vulnerable Students in Teachers College Record (Mar. 7, 2014).
- Joshua Kendall, The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture in The Educational Forum 78, no. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2014).
- Barnett Berry et al., Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools, Now and in the Future in The Educational Forum 77, no. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2013).
- Nancy Folbre, Saving State U: Why We Must Fix Public Higher Education in The Educational Forum 75, no. 3 (Summer 2011).
- Wendell E. Pritchett, Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City in Urban History 37, no. 3 (Fall 2010).
- Carl L. Bankston III and Stephen J. Caldas, Public Education—America’s Civil Religion: A Social History in The Educational Forum 74, no. 2 (Spring 2010).
- Lise Eliot, Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps—and What We Can Do About It in Science 327, no. 5964 (January 22, 2010).
- Andrew Hartman, Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School in History of Education Quarterly 32, no. 2 (Spring 2009).
- Stephen J. Nelson, Leaders in the Labyrinth: College Presidents and the Battleground of Creeds and Convictions in The Educational Forum 73, no. 1 (Winter 2009).
- Margaret Garb, City of American Dreams: A History of Home Ownership and Housing Reform in Chicago, 1871-1919 in Harvard Business History Review 82, no. 3 (Fall 2008).
- James M. Wallace, The Promise of Progressivism: Angelo Patri & Urban Education in The Educational Forum 72, no. 4 (Fall 2008).
- Nate Brandt with Yanna Kroyt Brandt, In the Shadow of the Civil War in South Carolina Historical Magazine 109, no. 2 (Spring 2008).
- Ryan P. Jordan, Slavery and the Meetinghouse: The Quakers and the Abolitionist Dilemma, 1820-1865 in History: Reviews of New Books 36, no. 1 (Fall 2007).
- Alice Boardman Smuts, Science in the Service of Children, 1893-1935 in Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 6, no. 3 (July 2007).
- Susan Currell and Christina Cogdell, eds., Popular Eugenics: National Efficiency and American Mass Culture in the 1930s in History: Reviews of New Books 35, no. 3 (Spring 2007).
- John Carson, The Measure of Merit: Talents, Intelligence, and Inequality in the French and American Republics, 1750-1940 in Science 315, no. 5819 (March 23, 2007).
- Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens, The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life in The Educational Forum 71, no. 2 (Winter 2007).
- Scott Jason Smith, Building New Deal Liberalism: The Political Economy of Public Works, 1933-1956 in History: Reviews of New Books 34, no 4 (Summer, 2006).
- Mike Wallace, A New Deal for New York in Planning Perspectives 21, no. 2 (April 2006).
- David M. Scobey, Empire City: The Making and Meaning of the New York City Landscape in History: Reviews of New Books 32, no. 3 (Spring 2004).
- Joel A. Tarr ed., Devastation and Renewal: An Environmental History of Pittsburgh and Its Region in Science 304, no. 5669 (April 16, 2004).
- Mark Blyth, Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century in History: Reviews of New Books, 31, no. 3 (Spring 2003).
- Douglas E. Kupel, Fuel for Growth: Water and Arizona’s Urban Environment in Science 300, no. 5623 (May 23, 2003).
- Bruce Jansson, The $16 Trillion Mistake: How the U.S. Bungled Its National Priorities from the New Deal to the Present in The Historian 64, no. 4 (Summer 2002).
- “Race and the Urban Dialectic,” review essay in the Journal of Urban History 28, no. 2 (January 2002).
- Michael B. Katz, The Price of Citizenship: Redefining the American Welfare State in History: Reviews of New Books 30, no. 1 (Fall 2001).
- “Race Matters: The Folks Next Door,” review essay of Stephen Grant Meyer, As Long as They Don’t Move Next Door: Segregation and Racial Conflict in American Neighborhoods in Reviews in American History 29, no. 1 (March 2001).
- Jeff Singleton, The American Dole: Unemployment Relief and the Welfare State in the Great Depression in History: Reviews of New Books 29, no. 2 (Winter 2001).
- John F. Bauman, et al., eds., From Tenements to the Taylor Homes: In Search of an Urban Housing Policy for Twentieth-Century America in History: Reviews of New Books 29, no. 1 (Fall 2000).
- Leonie Sandercock, ed., Making the Invisible Visible: A Multicultural Planning History in Planning Perspectives 14, no. 2 (April 1999).
- Dorothy Brown and Elizabeth McKeown, The Poor Belong to Us: Catholic Charities and American Welfare in History: Reviews of New Books 27, no. 2 (Winter 1999).
- Edward J. Larson, Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion in Skeptical Inquirer 22 (July-August, 1998).
- Patrick J. Kelly, Creating a National Home: Building the Veterans’ Welfare State, 1860-1900 in History: Reviews of New Books 26, no. 3 (Spring 1998).
- Judith Sealander, Private Wealth & Public Life: Foundation Philanthropy and the Reshaping of American Social Policy in History: Reviews of New Books 26, no. 2 (Winter, 1998).
- June Manning Thomas, Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit in Planning Perspectives 13, no. 1 (January 1997).
- Christopher Silver and John Moeser, The Separate City: Black Communities in the Urban South, 1940-1968 in Journal of Planning Education and Research 16, no. 2 (Winter 1997).
- David L. Stebenne, Arthur J. Goldberg: New Deal Liberal in History: Reviews of New Books 25, no. 2 (Winter 1997).
- Roger Biles, Richard J. Daley: Politics, Race, and the Governing of Chicago in History: Reviews of New Books 24, no. 3 (Spring 1996).
- Howard Gillette, Between Justice and Beauty: Race, Planning, and the Failure of Urban Policy in Washington, D.C. in Washington History 7, no. 2 (Winter 1995).
- Kim McQuaid, Uneasy Partners: Big Business in American Politics, 1945-1980 in History: Reviews of New Books 23, no. 2 (Winter 1995).
- Gary May, Un-American Activities: The Trials of William Remington in The Historian 57, no. 4 (Summer 1995).
- Wesley Johnson, Jr., ed., Phoenix in the Twentieth Century: Essays in Community History in Planning Perspectives 9, no. 4 (October 1994).
- “Political Aspects of Japanese Culture,” review essay of Karl van Wolferen, The Enigma of Japanese Power in Bulletin of Yamagata Women’s Junior College 23 (March 1991).
- “Museum Hours,” Furman Magazine 58, no. 2 (Fall 2015)
- “It Takes Only One Homosexual: Echoes of the Past in Current Policy Debates,” Truman Scholars Association webblog, posted August 1, 2010
- “A Pedagogical Approach to English Teaching Assistantships,” Fulbright Program Adviser Newsletter, July, 2010
- “Can We Agree To Disagree?,” Furman Magazine 52, no. 2 (Summer 2009)
- “Living Monuments,” Furman Magazine 49, no. 1 (Spring 2006)
- “The ‘Thrill of Victory’ and the ‘Agony of Defeat’: The Misleading Distinction Between Winners and Losers in National Fellowship Competitions,” published in National Association of Fellowship Advisers Notebook (July 2005)
- “The Moral Imperative in Urban Scholarship,” Urban History Newsletter 31 (March 2004)
- “How Political Changes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe will affect China, Japan, and ASEAN,” Marshall Foundation Report 6 (Spring 1991)
- “School Choice Should Not Ignore Diversity,” Greenville News, January 27, 2017
- “South Carolina Should Ensure the Well-Being of All Students,” The State, December 19, 2014
- “Dialogue Helps on Religion,” Greenville News, March 16, 2014
- “Old Schools Can Benefit Community,” Greenville News, February 20, 2012
- “Building Interfaith Understanding is Important,” Greenville News, April 17, 2011
- “Affordable Housing a Worthy Goal to Pursue,” Greenville News, February 7, 2011
- “Faiths Have Much In Common,” Greenville News, April 2, 2010
- “Curfew Addresses Symptoms, Not Causes,” Greenville News, September 26, 2009
- “We Should Celebrate Religious Diversity,” Greenville News, March 23, 2009
- “School Vouchers Endanger Religious Freedom,” Greenville News, October 21, 2008
- “Religious Beliefs Cannot Dictate Nation’s Medical Advice,” Greenville News, June 23, 2007
- “Supporting Religious Freedom is a Traditional Value,” Greenville News, December 30, 2006
- “Let’s Put Tax Relief in Perspective,” Greenville News, July 9, 2006
- “Public Education Must Safeguard Religious Freedom,” Greenville News, January 14, 2006
- “War on Terror Must Be Waged Against Poverty and Hunger,” Greenville News, October 26, 2005
- “No Matter Who’s in Charge, Tax Credits Threaten Civil Liberties,” Greenville News, May 14, 2005.
- “Let’s Call a Truce in the Battle Over Religion and Politics,” Greenville News, December 10, 2004.
- “The Ivory Tower Cannot Remain Silent in a Democracy,” Greenville News, June 26, 2004.
- “Carnegie Libraries in South Carolina,” an exhibit of 18 (18″ x 24″) b/w photographs of the twelve extant libraries in South Carolina that were funded by Andrew Carnegie, Hipp Hall Gallery, Furman University, fall/spring 2016-2017.
- “Many Hands: Work that Runs a College Campus,” an exhibit of 15 (18″ x 24″) b/w photographs of the infrastructure associated with the daily operations of a liberal arts college, Hipp Hall Gallery, Furman University, fall 2015.
- “Once Upon a Blackboard: The Death and Rebirth of School Buildings,” an exhibit of 25 (18″ x 24″) b/w photographs of historic schools in Greenville County, South Carolina, in Hipp Hall Gallery, Furman University, fall 2011.
CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS
- “William Bullein Johnson and Baptist Higher Education in South Carolina,” presented at the Southern History of Education Society, University of Southern Mississippi, Gulfport, MS, March 11-12, 2016.
- “A Tale of Two Integrations: Critically Re-Examining the Desegregation of Greenville County Public Schools,” presented at the Southern History of Education Society, Macon, GA, March 13-14, 2015.
- Invited commentator/moderator for “Government Intervention in Education: Desegregation, Giftedness, and Urban Reform,” at the annual conference of the History of Education Society, Indianapolis, IN, November 6-8, 2014.
- “Gender and Sexuality in Young Adult Literature: The Emergence of Gay Teen Fiction as a Genre,” Associated Colleges of the South Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, Greenville, SC, Apr. 4-5, 2014.
- “Academy of the Sacred Heart: Catholic Schooling in Greenville, South Carolina, 1900-1930,” presented at the Southern History of Education Society, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 21-22, 2014.
- Invited commentator/moderator for “Ethics and Scholarship Advising,” at the seventh biennial conference of the National Association of Fellowship Advisers, Atlanta, GA, July 24-27, 2013.
- “Biography and the Big Picture: Katherine Chaddock’s The Multi-Talented Mr. Erskine,” presented (in absentia) at the annual conference of the Southern History of Education Society, Charleston, SC, March 15-16, 2013.
- “The Equal Access Act of 1984 and Debates Over GLBT Rights,” presented at a Mellon Inter-Institutional Workshop, Furman University, Greenville, SC, January 26-28, 2012.
- “Binding Labor in the Field with Study in the Closet: The Cokesbury Manual Labor School, 1836-1843,” presented at the annual conference of the Southern History of Education Society, Charleston, SC, March 11-12, 2011.
- “Unequal Among the Separate: African American Schools in Greenville, South Carolina, During the Great Depression,” presented at the annual conference of the Southern History of Education Society, Atlanta, GA, March 19-20, 2010.
- “Why Argue? Confronting Denial in Holocaust Education,” presented at the annual conference of the History Education Society, Philadelphia, PA, October 25-28, 2009.
- “Never a Dull Moment: Teaching Classroom Management from Both a Theoretical and Clinical Perspective,” co-presented with Casey Crisp and Laura-Ann Jacobs at the annual conference of the South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators, Newberry College, October 2, 2009.
- “My Model is Bigger than Yours: Applying Cognitive and Affective Research to Problems in Education,” presented at the National Social Science Association Summer Seminar, Honolulu, HI, August 2-5, 2009.
- “The Road to School is Paved with Compulsion: Child Labor and Attendance Laws in South Carolina, 1903-1915,” presented at the annual conference of the Southern History of Education Society, LaGrange, GA, March 13-14, 2009.
- “The Beginnings of a Habit: Late-Nineteenth-Century Views on the Significance of Teaching History,” presented at the annual conference of the History of Education Society, St. Petersburg, FL, November 6-9, 2008.
- “Saints and Sinners: Religious Beliefs and Moral Dilemmas in Public Schools,” presented at the annual conference of the National Network for Educational Renewal, Dallas, TX, September 19-21, 2008.
- Invited participant in “Mill and Tocqueville on Liberty and Religion in a Democratic Age,” a Liberty Fund seminar, Burlington, VT, June 26-29, 2008.
- “About Us: How Colleges and Universities Use Historical Narratives to Shape Their Public Identities,” presented at the annual conference of the Southern History of Education Society, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 14-16, 2008.
- Invited commentator for “Using Textbooks” at the annual conference of the History of Education Society, Cleveland, OH, October 26-28, 2007.
- “Getting Personal: What Students Should or Should Not Say about Themselves on Scholarship Applications,” presented at the fourth biennial conference of the National Association of Fellowship Advisers, Washington, D.C., July 26-28, 2007.
- Participant in Furman University’s Piper Ethics Seminar, 2006-2007.
- “Such a Thing Never Happened: Recent Examples of State-Sponsored Post-Genocide Denial,” presented at the 27th Annual Conference on the Holocaust, Millersville, PA, March 25-26, 2007.
- “There is No Escape from Liabilities: Legal Precedents and School District Consolidation in the Early Twentieth Century,” presented at the 2007 conference of the Southern History of Education Society, Columbia, SC, March 9-10.
- “That’s So Gay!: School Leaders, GLBT Youth, and the Ethical Challenge to Create and Maintain a Supportive Environment for All Students,” presented at the annual conference of the National Network for Educational Renewal, Cincinnati, OH, October 19-21, 2006.
- Participant in Furman University’s Lilly Foundation Seminar on Social Justice, 2005-2006.
- “Using Films to Promote an Understanding of the Agenda for Education in a Democracy,” presented at the annual conference of the National Network for Educational Renewal, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 27-28, 2005.
- “Liberal Arts Pedagogy and Academic Distinction,” presented at the third biennial conference of the National Association of Fellowship Advisers, Louisville, KY, July 28-31, 2005.
- “Still Waters Don’t Run at All: A Brief History of Testing Standards,” presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Studies Association, Kansas City, MO, November 4-6, 2004.
- Panelist for “Engaging All Citizens: The Challenge of Stewardship” at the annual conference of the National Network for Educational Renewal, St. Louis, MO, October 21-23, 2004.
- Invited commentator for “Tenants and Bar Girls” and “New Deal Housing Reform” at the second biennial Conference of the Urban History Association, Milwaukee, WI, October 7-9, 2004.
- Invited chair for “Feminist Activism: Past and Future” at “Gender Acts! History, Theory, Practice,” Furman University, March 26, 2004.
- Co-presenter of “Using Films and Documentaries in the Social Studies Classroom” at the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, IL, November 14-16, 2003.
- Invited commentator for “From Progressives to Planners” at the tenth National Conference on Planning History in St. Louis, MO, November 6-9, 2003.
- Co-facilitator for “Learning to Talk the Talk: The Campus Interview Process” at the second biennial conference of the National Association of Fellowship Advisers, Denver, CO, July 31-August 2, 2003.
- Invited commentator for “Home Ownership in the Chicago Metropolitan Region” at the first biennial Conference of the Urban History Association, Pittsburgh, PA, September 27-28, 2002.
- “The Future of World Literature in American Secondary Curricula,” presented at the fifth annual Red River International Conference on World Literature, Fargo, ND, April 26-28, 2002.
- “Land, Conservation, and Policy Intellectuals,” presented to the graduate conservation biology seminar, University of Missouri-Columbia, March 14, 2002.
- Invited commentator for “The Best Laid Liberal Plans” at the ninth biennial Conference on American Planning in Philadelphia, PA, November 1-4, 2001.
- “Urban History and Social Policy,” presented at “Shaping the Ecology of a City,” University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, March 26-27, 2001.
- Discussant at the annual Teachers As Scholars conference at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, October 27-28, 2000 and September 24-25, 1999.
- Invited chair and commentator for “Who Wanted Housing Reform? Chicago after World War II” at “Borders and Inequality: A National Policy History Conference,” Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, June 1-3, 2000.
- Invited chair and commentator for “Public Policy and Childhood” at “Children in Urban America,” Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, May 5-6, 2000.
- Co-presenter of “Max Van Manen and the Art of Reflective Practice” at the National Professional Development Schools Conference, Columbia, SC, March 18, 2000.
- Invited chair and commentator for “Historic Preservation” at the eighth biennial Conference on American Planning in Washington, D.C., November 18-21, 1999.
- “Developing Reflective Practices in Pre-service Teachers,” presented at “In Praise of Education,” Seattle, WA, June 18-21, 1999.
- “Progressive Adjustments in the Light of Changing Times: Furman University and the Greenville County Council for Community Development,” presented at “The University and the City: Urban Education and the Liberal Arts,” Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, March 4-6, 1999.
- “Fighting for Low-Income Home Ownership: The Ambiguous Legacy of Policy Initiatives in the 1960s,” presented at “The Unintended Consequences of Policy Decisions,” Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, June 5-8, 1997.
- “The New York State Commission Against Discrimination and the Quest for Equality in Housing,” presented at the sixth biennial Conference on American Planning, Knoxville, TN, October 12-15, 1995.
- “Charles Abrams and the Problem of the Business Welfare State,” presented at the annual conference of the Organization of American Historians, Washington, D.C., March 1995.
- “Kennedy Park Homes v. City of Lackawanna: Housing, Race, and Resistance to Social Change,” presented at “Contested Terrain: Power, Politics and Participation in Suburbia,” Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, March 19-20, 1993.