Dr. Ken ScherzerScherzer

Professor

CONTACT
E-mail: kenneth.scherzer@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-2003
Office Location and Mailing Address: Peck Hall, Room 274
MTSU Box 334
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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:

  • History 2010, Survey U.S. History I
  • History 2020, Survey U.S. History II
  • History 3150 Twentieth Century Global History
  • History 4670 American Urban History

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

  • History 6030 Historical Readings and Criticism
  • History 6010 Historiography
  • History 6020 Historical Research Methods

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: 

"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.

SELECTED AWARDS: 

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.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1982

A.M., Harvard University, 1977

B.A., Columbia University 1975

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