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's first book, Nature’s New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2008), received the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award in 2009.

For the 2015-2016 academic year Maher will be on a research sabbatical, during which he will finish his next book on the environmental and political history of the space race during the 1960s and 1970s.  While on leave he will also begin work on two new projects, a guidebook for environmental historians interested in incorporating visual culture into their scholarship and teaching as well as an eco-biography of a Hudson River home.

From 2015 through 2017 Maher will also deliver public lectures on his research around New York State as a New York Council for the Humanities Public Scholar.