Charles Casey-Leininger

Charles Frederick Casey-Leininger , M.S., M.A., Ph.D

Educator Associate Professor, Director of Public History

Professional Summary

I am a long time resident of the City of Cincinnati, a factor reflected in my teaching and research interests. I received my Ph.D. at UC while studying race, housing, poverty, and urban renewal in Cincinnati after World War II. I use that material in several of my courses. I have worked as an independent public historian working on Cincinnati topics for local organizations including writing a 100th anniversary History of the Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati and a brief history of race and housing in Cincinnati in the 20th century. I have used demographic data and geographic information systems extensively in my research. I especially enjoy working directly with students on their research projects, but also find lecture courses challenging and fun including the American History Survey.

Recently, I was appointed Director of Public History with the charge to expand course offerings to our students and to build stronger connections between our faculty and students and the wider community interested in history. One of the most important parts of this is helping history majors and minors and graduate students find internships at area museums, libraries, and other institutions. It’s great to see students have such valuable hands on experience doing what professional historians do.

Education

B.A.: Antioch College Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1971 (Environmental Studies)

M.S.: Boston College Chestnut Hill, Ma., 1976 (Geology and Geophysics)

M.A.: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Oh., 1989 (American History)

Ph.D.: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Oh., 1993 (American History)

Research and Practice Interests

Race, housing, poverty, and urban renewal after World War II. I use demographic data and geographic information systems extensively in my research.  

Positions and Work Experience

09-1993 -08-2007 Adjunct Asssist Professor, University of Cincinnati,

09-2007 -06-2008 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, University of Cincinnati,

09-2008 -07-2012 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, University of Cincinnati,

08-2010 -05-2012 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, Xavier University,

12-2002 -06-2012 Principal, Providing research, analysis, and writing for community organizations focused on demographic analysis of clients and the history of these organizations, Casey-Leininger Research, Cincinnati, Oh

01-1995 -12-2002 Research Analyst, Provided CDF-Cincinnati and CDF-Ohio with high quality data and analysis of the condition of children in the Greater Cincinnati region., Children's Defense Fund - Cincinnati Office, Cincinnati, Oh

Research Support

Investigators:Charles F. Casey-Leininger 05-15-2015 -08-15-2015 Stephan F. Wilder Foundation Preliminary Investigation of the Feasibility of Studying the History of the Historic African American Community in Mt. Healthy, Oh Role:PI $3000 Active Type:Grant

Abbreviated Publications

Book Chapter

“Giving Meaning to Democracy: The Development of the Fair Housing Movement in Cincinnati, 1945-1970,” in Making Sense of the City: Local Government, Civic Culture, and Community Life in Urban America, Robert Fairbanks and Patricia Mooney-Melvin, eds. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2001.

“Making the Second Ghetto in Cincinnati: Avondale, 1925-1970,” in Race and the City: Work, Community, Housing, and Protest in Cincinnati, 1820-1970, Henry Louis Taylor Jr., ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Casey-Leininger, Charles F. "Park Town Cooperative Homes, Urban Redevelopment, and the Search for Residential Integration in Cincinnati, 1955-1965." Queen City Heritage 52, no. 3 (Fall 1994).

“Planning, Community Control, and the Persistent Ghetto in Cincinnati, 1956-1980,” in Planning History Studies, Spring, 1997.

Work in Progress

Casey-Leininger, Charles F. ""Not the Most Dramatic of Slum Properties": The Standish Apartment Rent Strike and Community Organizing for Racial Justice in Cincinnati."

Book

To Secure Justice and Protect the Rights of the Needy: A History of the Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati, 1908-1988, Cincinnati: The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, 2008.

With the Students of the Public History Practicum of the Department of History University of Cincinnati Spring 2014. The Kennedy Heights Experiment: From Hilltop Suburb to Multi-Racial Community, 1882 to 2014.  Cincinnati: Kennedy Heights Community Council, 2014.

Other Publication

“Hamilton County Stable Integrated Neighborhoods, 2010 Census Update.” Cincinnati: Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, 2011. 

“Going Home: the Struggle for Fair Housing in Cincinnati, 1900 to 2007,” Cincinnati: Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Cincinnati, 2008. With students from Hist610, Public History Practicum, Department of History, University of Cincinnati, winter 2008. 

——— and Erinn Green. “Hamilton County Stable Integrated Communities.” Cincinnati: Cincinnatus Association, 2007. 

Expert witness deposition on the impact of racial housing discrimination in Housing Opportunities Made Equal v. WinnCo, United States District Federal Court, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2003.

Review

Fox, Jon Hartley. King of the Queen City: The Story of King Records, Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009. Ohio Valley History 10, no. 1 (2010).

Book Review: K'Meyer, Tracy Elaine. Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980, Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2009. Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Winter 2010.

"Book Review: Harris, Dianne. Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013." Planning Perspectives  (April 16, 2014 - online).

"Book Review: Hiller, Nancy R., Ed. Historic Preservation in Indiana: Essays from the Field. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.". Northwest Ohio History 82, no. 1 (Fall 2014).

"Book Review: Welsh-Huggins, Andrew. No Winners Here Tonight: Race, Politics, and Geography in One of the Country's Busiest Death Penalty States. Ohio University Press Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest.  Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2009.". Northeast Ohio Journal of History  (Forthcoming 2015).

Encyclopedia Article

“Berry, Theodore M,” encyclopedia entry in African American National Biography, Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks-Higgenbotham, eds., Oxford University Press, 2008.

“Children’s Defense Fund,” “Fair Housing Act (Civil Rights Act of 1968),” and “Housing,” in Civil Rights in the United States. Encyclopedia entries in Waldo E. Martin, Jr. and Patricia Sullivan, eds. New York: McMillan Reference Group USA, 2000.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Charles F. Casey-Leininger (04-25-2015. ) Creating the Post-War Ghetto in Cincinnati, 1945-1970 .Cincinnati History Museum, Workshop. . Level:Local

Paper Presentations

(10-03-2009. ) Not the Most Dramatic of Slum Properties: the Standish Apartment Rent Strike and Community Organizing for Racial Justice in Cincinnati .Cincinnati, Oh. Conference. Level:International

(11-13-2008. ) To Secure Justice and Protect the Rights of the Needy: The Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati: A 100th Anniversary History .Cincinnati, Oh. Other Institution. Level:Local

(10-15-1995. ) Planning, Community Control, and the Persistent Ghetto in Cincinnati, 1956-1980 .Knoxville, Tn.. Conference. Level:International

(11-20-1993. ) Park Town Cooperative Homes, Urban Redevelopment, and the Search for Residential Integration in Cincinnati, 1955-1965 .Chicago, Il.. Conference. Level:International

(12-29-1988. ) Making the Second Ghetto in Cincinnati: Avondale, 1925-1970 .Cincinnati, Oh. Conference. Level:International

Event Organized

Race and the War on Drugs

Race and the War on Drugs Symposium 12-04-2012 University of Cincinnati Level:University

Pathways to Careers in History - From Internships to Professional Positions

Pathways to Careers in History - From Internships to Professional Positions Symposium 03-27-2014 Dept. of History, University of Cincinnati Level:Department

Pathways to Careers in History - From Internships to Professional Positions

Pathways to Careers in History - From Internships to Professional Positions Symposium 10-15-2015 University of Cincinnati Level:Department

Development, Gentrification, and Low-Income Housing in Over-the-Rhine

Development, Gentrification, and Low-Income Housing in Over-the-Rhine 04-21-2015 University of Cincinnati Level:College

Service

Department of History (European Educator Search Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 04-2013 -07-2013

(Undergraduate Studies Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-26-2014

(A&S Senate ) Elected Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 01-06-2014

Courses Taught

15-HIST-415 HIST OF CINCINNATI

Junior and Senior Seminars on the History of Cincinnati

Junior and Senior Seminars on the Black Freedom Struggle in the North

-HIST-1099 MUSEUMS AND PAST Level:Undergraduate

Introduction to Public HIstory Level:Graduate

-HIST-3040 HIST CRM History of the Civil Rights Movement Level:Undergraduate

-HIST-1002 US HIST II Level:Undergraduate

Individual Work in History Level:Undergraduate

Public History Internship Level:Undergraduate

Fresman Seminar: History of Cincinnati Level:Undergraduate

Public History Internship Level:Undergraduate

U.S. History II Level:Undergraduate

-HIST-2064 MUSEUMS AND BATTLES Level:Undergraduate

Urban African American History in the 20th Century Level:Undergraduate

-HIST-3021 HIST OF CINCINNATI Level:Undergraduate

Public History Internships Level:Undergraduate

Introduction to Public History Level:Graduate

Public History Internships Level:Undergraduate

History of the Civil Rights Movement Level:Undergraduate

Public History Practicum Level:Both

Faculty Development Activities

05-06-2013 -05-10-2013 Active Learning Techniques in the Large Enrollment Classroom Course Design Institute The objectives of this Institute are to : • Appreciate the value of active learning strategies for increasing student learning and engagement • Learn about different types of active learning to make teaching more interesting and fun for students and instructors • Generate a toolkit of active learning techniques that can be incorporated into the classroom • Develop the confidence and competence to develop new learning activities and to use them in the classroom • Create, demonstrate and receive feedback on a sample active learning technique to increase student engagement and stimulate the classroom environment • Build 3-5 redesigned lessons/modules for a course that incorporates active learning, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning University of Cincinnati Type:Seminar

11-30-2012 -11-30-2012 Teaching the Small Seminar History Department faculty forum to discuss teaching seminars for history majors and minors and the Freshman Seminar, Department of History University of Cincinnati Type:Seminar

03-08-2013 -03-08-2013 Teaching the Survey History Department faculty forum to discuss techniques for more effectively teaching the large survey, Department of History University of Cincinnati Type:Seminar