Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 E. Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Main Office: Peck Hall 223
Department Chair: James Beeby
Telephone: (615) 898-2631
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FIELDS: American Urban History, Social History, Quantitative History
BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: A native of New York City, Kenneth Scherzer has taught at Colgate University, Whitman College, and California Polytechnic State University. Previous and current research has included the history of municipal finance, the history of New York City neighborhoods, aspatial community, and the use of social science methodology in historical research.
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:
GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:
"Beyond the Metrics of Race: Geier and Integration," in Janice M. Leone, ed., Middle Tennessee State University: A Centennial Legacy. Murfreesboro, TN: Twin Oaks Press, 2011. 213-236.
"Immigrant Social Mobility and the Historian," in Reed Ueda, ed., A Companion to American Immigration. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2007. 373-393.
The Unbounded Community: Neighborhood Life and Social Structure, 1830-1875. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1992. Named as an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice (1994) and finalist for Robert Park Award for best book in Urban Sociology, 1993.
Invited Lecturer, "Representing America" Series, University of Toronto, 1994.
WORKS IN PROGRESS:
Multiple entries for Reed Ueda, ed. America's Changing Neighborhoods: An Encyclopedia of New Faces of Diversity and Ethnicity.
Book project: Cities and Seasonality, 1790-1950.
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1982
A.M., Harvard University, 1977
B.A., Columbia University 1975