Associate Professor of Social Sciences, Boston University

Teaching interests: 19th and 20th century American social and political history, the Cold War, and modern foreign policy

Research interests: Modern American politics, presidential leadership, Boston history, and sport and American society

Selected publications:

Books
JFK and His Enemies: A Portrait of Power, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, Maryland, 2014.

When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball’s First Dynasty, 1912-1918, Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, Chicago, IL, 2011.

A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage, Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, Chicago, IL, 2007.

Dynasty’s End: Bill Russell and the 1968-69 World Champion Boston Celtics, Northeastern University Press, Boston, MA, 2003.

Kennedy Versus Lodge: The 1952 Massachusetts Senate Race, Northeastern University Press, Boston, MA, 2000.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Social Sciences, Boston University