Teaching

 

Courses

Undergraduate:

History 334: Environmental History of North America

History 377: Urban Environmental History

HSS 404: Landscape and Culture in America

HSS 491: American Cultural Landscapes, 1945 - Present

History 489: U.S. Environmental History, 1945 - Present

History 490: Senior Research Seminar in Postwar Environmental History

Graduate:

History 657: Food in American Culture

History 548: Environmental History of North America

History 562: The Urban Environment

History 567: Global Environmental History

History 562: Environmental History of the United States and the World

History 635: History of Technology, Environment, and Health: Theory and Methods

History 568: Research Seminar in Environmental History

 

Students

Ph.D. Dissertations:

 

Raechel Lutz, “Oil in Water: An Environmental History of Petroleum Refining in New Jersey, 1870-1980,” History Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.  Co-Chair, 2015-present.

 

Marika Plater, Escaping New York: Working-Class Landscapes of Leisure in and around New York City, 1830-1920,” History Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Committee Member, 2016-present.

 

Christopher Blakley, “Inhuman Empire: Enslaved People and Nonhuman Animals in the British Atlantic World,” History Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Committee Member, 2016-present.

 

Mohamed Gamel-Eldin, “Cities of Sand: Reshaping the Environment, Building Towns, and Finding Modernity in the Isthmus of Suez, 1856-1936,” Program in Urban Systems, NJIT College of Architecture and Design. Committee Member, 2016-present.

Sara Grossman, “Measuring the Face of the Sky: A Natural History of Weather Data in the United States,” American Studies Program, Rutgers University, Newark. Committee Co-Chair, 2014—present.

Brian Jirout, “One Space Age Development for the World: The American Landsat Civil Remote Sensing Program in Use, 1964-2014,” School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Tech.  Committee member, 2014-present.

Sevin Yildiz, “The Hackensack Meadowlands in the Shadow of Gotham: Scientific City-Building Across the 20th Century,” Program in Urban Systems, NJIT College of Architecture and Design. Committee Chair, 2010—present.

Kara Schlichting, “Planning the Waterfront: Environmental Perceptions and Resource Access on the Metropolitan Coast of Long Island,” History Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.  Committee member, 2009-2015.

Richard Mizelle, “Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood Disaster, Race, and the Remaking of Regional Identity, 1900-1930.”  History Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.  Committee member, 2003-2007.

Robert Lifset, “Storm King Mountain & The Birth of Modern American Environmentalism, 1962-1980,” History Department, Columbia University, New York. Committee member, 2005.

David Kinkela, “Pesticide Exchange: DDT and the International Context of U.S. Environmentalism, 1943-1992.”  History Department, New York University, New York.  Committee member, 2004.

 

M.A. Theses:

Robert Hoberman, “The End of These Woods: The New Jersey Pinelands Jetport and American Environmentalism,” Federated History Department at NJIT—Rutgers, Newark, 2016-2017.

Katherine Keirns, “The Brush is Mightier than the Sword: How Drawing Nature Saved West Point,” Federated History Department at NJIT—Rutgers, Newark, 2011.

Steve Leone, “Rest in Peace?: How Immigration, Sanitation, and Religion Transformed Death in Mid-Nineteenth Century Manhattan,” Federated History Department at NJIT—Rutgers, Newark, 2011.

Raechel Lutz, “Who Cuts Your Grass?: How Ideas About Nature and Labor Have Grown New Jersey’s Lawns,” Federated History Department at NJIT—Rutgers, Newark, 2010.

James Towe, “The Community’s Chest: The Erosion of the Atlantic City

Environment and Community by the Casino Gaming Industry,” Federated History Department at NJIT—Rutgers, Newark, 2010.

Joseph Freeman, “Polk, Nature, and Manifest Destiny,” Federated History Department at NJIT—Rutgers, Newark, 2010.

Philip Brophy, “From Trough to Treasure: Portaging Through History with a Wooden Dugout Canoe,” Federated History Department at NJIT—Rutgers, Newark, 2008-2009.

Dennis Quinn, “Landmarks and Status: A Consideration of Space and Citizenship in Two Greenwich Village Preservation Movements,” Federated History Department at NJIT—Rutgers, Newark, 2007-2008.

Holly Estes, “Throat Culture: An Examination of Pornography as Popular Culture,” Federated History Department at NJIT—Rutgers, Newark, 2007-2008.

Rebecca Vanucci, “Whose Body Is It Anyway: How Mothers, Midwives, and Medical Doctors Treat and Perceive the Body in Childbirth,” Federated History Department at NJIT—Rutgers, Newark, 2006-2007.

Jaime Fauver, “In Mickey and Minnie’s Home: Family, Fantasy, and Gendered Experience at Disney World.”  Federated History Department at NJIT—Rutgers, Newark, 2003-2004.

Lena Raut, “Brownfields Redevelopment in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.” Environmental Policy Studies Program, NJIT. Advisor, 2001-2002.

 

 

 

 

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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
Fax : 973-596-5345
E-mail: maher@njit.edu