Dr. Ken Scherzer
- Ph.D., Harvard University, MA (1982)
- A.M., Harvard University, MA (1977)
- A.B., Columbia University, Columbia College, NY (1975)
Areas of Expertise
A native of New York City, Kenneth Scherzer has taught at Colgate University, Whitman College, and California Polytechnic State University. Previous and current research has included the history of municipal finance, the history of New York City neighborhoods, aspatial community, and the use of social science methodology in historical research.
"Beyond the Metrics of Race: Geier and Integration," in Janice M. Leone, ed., Middle Tenness...
"Beyond the Metrics of Race: Geier and Integration," in Janice M. Leone, ed., Middle Tennessee State University: A Centennial Legacy. Murfreesboro, TN: Twin Oaks Press, 2011. 213-236.
"Immigrant Social Mobility and the Historian," in Reed Ueda, ed., A Companion to American Immigration. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2007. 373-393.
The Unbounded Community: Neighborhood Life and Social Structure, 1830-1875. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1992. Named as an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice (1994) and finalist for Robert Park Award for best book in Urban Sociology, 1993.
Invited Lecturer, "Representing America" Series, University of Toronto, 1994.
Works in Progress
Multiple entries for Reed Ueda, ed. America's Changing Neighborhoods: An Encyclopedia of New Faces of Diversity and Ethnicity.
Book project: Cities and Seasonality, 1790-1950.
Undergraduate Courses Taught
History 2010, Survey U.S. History I
History 2020, Survey U.S. History II
History 3150 Twentieth Century Global History
History 4670 American Urban History
Graduate Courses Taught
History 6030 Historical Readings and Criticism
History 6010 Historiography
History 6020 Historical Research Methods
Department of History
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The office will be co-directed by Albert Gore Research Center Director Louis Kyriakoudes and History Professor Kristine McCusker.
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