Neil M. Maher is an associate professor of history in the Federated History Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Newark.  His research interests include 20th-century environmental and political history, the history of technology and medicine, and cultural landscapes.

Maher recently published Nature‚Äôs New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2008), which received the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award in 2009. 

During the 2013-2014 academic year Maher will be a Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, where he will be researching and writing his next book on the environmental and political history of the space race during the 1960s and 1970s.