Other Writing


Memory and Monument Building: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1981-1982 (co-authored with Dr. Kelly McFall and Dr. Rebecca Livingstone, forthcoming W.W. Norton, 2021)

Book Chapters

“Post-World War II”, in African American Politics in Philadelphia, ed. James Wolfinger, forthcoming Temple University Press.

Scholarly Journal Articles

“Staring out to Sea: The Transformative Potential of Oral History in the Undergraduate Classroom.” Oral History Review 43 no. 2 October 2016, 392-407.

“Reclaiming the Past: Oral History and the Legacy of Integration in West Mount Airy, Philadelphia.” Oral History Review 41 no. 1 April 2014, 77-107.

“Managed Diversity: Contested Meanings of Integration in Post-War Philadelphia.” Journal of Urban History 38, no. 3, May 2012, 410-429.

Guest Editor, “Reimagining Integrated Space in Post-WWII Philadelphia,” Special section of the Journal of Urban History 38, no. 3, May 2012.

“Public Accountability and The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments: A Restorative Justice Approach,” 10 Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy 10, no.70 (2008): 70-90.


“The Voting Rights Act at 50: Racial Justice, Federal Protection, and the Fight for Local Control,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared March 15, 2015.

“The Language of Protest: Race, Rioting, and the Memory of Ferguson,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! NewsMedium, appeared December 3, 2014.

“Education Reform and Local Control: The Fight for Philadelphia’s Public Schools,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared October 31, 2014.

The Relevance of Brown? Racial Justice in the Postwar Urban North,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared May 15, 2014.

Shelley v. Kraemer: Legal Reforms for America’s Neighborhoods,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared May 9, 2014.

Same-sex Marriage, Civil Rights, and the Legacy of Massive Resistance,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared February 3, 2014.

Shelby County v. Holder and the Memory of Civil Rights Progress,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared November 25, 2013.

Abraham Lincoln as Constitutional Radical: The Thirteen Amendment,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared July 12, 2013

A Look Back at Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Court Legacy,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared July 2, 2013.

Quinnipiac Settlement Sheds Light on Title IX Compliance,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared May 3, 2013.

Supreme Court’s Upcoming Child Custody Decision: The Baby Veronica Case,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared March 4, 2013.

Defining Protected Classes: Same-Sex Marriage and Judicial Scrutiny,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared January 23, 2013.

The Historic Connection Between Prohibition, Guns, and Drugs,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared December 21, 2012.

From Flower Power to Big Bird: Electing a President in the Media Age,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News,  appeared October 22, 2012.

Board of Regents v. Bakke: The Origins of Affirmative Action,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared October 10, 2012.

The Purpose of Clemency: The Case of Terrance Williams,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared September 27, 2012.

Legal Doctrine, Social Change, and the Path of Civil Rights Progress,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared June 20, 2012.

Interracial Marriage as a Litmus Test for Same-Sex Marriage,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared June 11, 2012.

From Politics to Practice: Remembering Brown II,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared May 30, 2012.

Federalism in 1868 and 2012,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared April 9, 2012.

Gender Politics and the Start of Women’s History Month,” Constitution Daily, reprint on Yahoo! News, appeared March 1, 2012.

Other Published Writing

Mount Airy (West),” The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, May 2015.

Northwest Philadelphia,” The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, April 2013.

Memory and Monument Building: Using Reacting to the Past to Teach Historical Memory,” National Council on Public History: History @Work, March 25, 2013.

Kean University History Professor Helps Connect Past, Present,” New Jersey Star-Ledger (nj.com), February 5, 2012.