thumb_DSC04324_1024I am a scholar of American history and educational policy. Although my work covers a broad chronological range, all of it centers on conflicting notions of democracy in American schools.

My first book, The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy (Cornell University Press, 2016), examines the legal and political boundaries between school districts.

Another book, now in its early stages, will explore the many meanings of school vandalism.