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Professional Activities

Current University Service:

History Department internship advisor
History Department Faculty Status Committee
McLean County Museum Library Committee

Professional Activities:

Editor, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 2004-14
Newsletter editor, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1999-2003

Editorial boards, Amerikastudien/American Studies, 2017-22 (Board of Readers); Journal of Urban History, 2002-07; Yearbook of Transnational History, 2016-present; Intercultural Transfer Studies book series, Anthem Press, 2018-present

Board of Directors, Conference of Historical Journals, 2008-14
Executive board, History Cooperative, 2008-10
National Conference on American Planning History, program committee, 1999, 2001 meetings. Assistant program chair, 2001
Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, council, 2017-20; Presidents’ Book Prize committee, 2017-18 (chair); Morgan Book Prize committee, 2020-21; program committee, 2018-21; website committee, 2018-20; website editor, 2020-22
Urban History Association: board of directors, 2006-09; prize committee, non-North American books, 1999 (chair), 2001, 2009; program committee, 2002, 2004, 2008 meetings; Committee on Organizational Structure, 2005

Exhibit consultant, Adolf Cluss: From Germany to America, Sumner School Museum, Washington, and Stadtarchiv Heilbronn, Germany, fall 2005, <> (Award of Merit, AASLH, 2006)

Manuscript evaluations for American Nineteenth Century History; Amerikastudien/American Studies; Journal of American History; Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era; Journal of Illinois History; Journal of Planning History; Journal of Policy History; Journal of Southern History; Journal of Urban History; Michigan Historical Review; Modern American History; Oral History Review; Southwestern Historical Quarterly; Washington History; Western Historical Quarterly; Yearbook of Transnational History; Anthem Press; Bedford St. Martins; Cornell University Press; Duke University Press; Georgetown University Press; Johns Hopkins University Press); Norton Books; Ohio University Press; Oxford University Press; Prentice-Hall; Scholarly Resources; Southern Illinois University Press; Texas A&M University Press; University of California Press; University of Chicago Press; University of Pennsylvania Press; University of Texas Press

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