New York Council for the Humanities Public Scholar

From 2015 through 2017 Maher will serve as a New York Council for the Humanities Public Scholar.  In this role he will give interactive public presentations around New York State on his past and current historical research.


Environmental History

From 2008 to 2015 Maher served as the graphics editor of the journal Environmental History.  In this role he was responsible for all images appearing in the journal, and for editing the Gallery section of the journal, which publishes essays by scholars analyzing visual culture as historic texts.


Newark Area Program Scholar

From 2010 to 2012 Maher became a facilitator for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities

“Face-to-Face: Community Conversations on Environmental Justice” program, which organized film screenings and discussion sessions at public libraries in the Newark, NJ area that explore the topic of environmental inequality.


Black Rock Forest

Since 2001 Neil M. Maher has served as the Forest Historian for the Black Rock Forest, located in Cornwall, New York. Run by a consortium of institutions including Columbia University, New York University, and New York’s Museum of Natural History, Black Rock Forest conducts ecological research and educates students from secondary school through the college level on the study of forest ecosystems.  In 1994 Maher researched and wrote Black Rock's Hidden Past: A History of Land Use Practices Prior to the Creation of Black Rock Forest.







Neil Maher standing under astronaut mural, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

Neil Maher

Federated Department of History
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ, 07102-1982
Office: 325 Cullimore Hall
Phone: 973-596-6348
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