Phd. University of California San Diego
Modern US History, Urban History, History of American Religions, History of American Economics, California, and Los Angeles.
Other Professional Positions
Faculty Fellow, Exito! Building Student Support and Faculty Quality, Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant, US Department of Education, CSULA, Fall 2020-present
Faculty Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, CSULA, Spring 2020-present
Renewal: Liberal Protestants and the American City After World War II. University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Street Meeting: Multiethnic Neighborhoods in Early Twentieth Century Los Angeles. University of California Press, 2005
Recent Articles and Book Chapters
"Religion and the Civic Landscape: The Case of the Los Angeles County Committee on Church and Community Cooperation," in Richard Flory and Diane Winston, eds., Religion in Los Angeles: Religious Activism, Innovation, and Diversity in the Global City, Routledge, forthcoming 2021.
With Edward Dunbar and Robin Toma, “The Tradition and Practice of Human Relations Work in Responding to Community-Based Hate Violence,” in Edward Dunbar, Michael Fingerle, and Christian Munthe, eds., The Psychology of Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism: U.S. and Global Issues, v. 3, Praeger, 2016, 1-36
"Incorporating Service Learning into a General Education History Course: An Analogical Model," History Teacher 48 (2015): 641-666
"Liberal Protestants and Urban Renewal," Religion and American Culture 25 (1) (2015): 110-146
"Urban Christianity in Post-World War II America," History Compass 9 (August 2011): 644-656
"Local Contexts, Global Frameworks, and the Future of the California History Course," California History 87 (2009): 46-8
Public History and Civic Engagement Projects
Los Angeles Mayor's Office Civic Memory Working Group