David Stradling

David S Stradling

Professor

Zane L. Miller Professor of Urban History

McMicken Hall

A&S History - 0373

Professional Summary

David Stradling is the Zane L. Miller Professor of Urban History.  In his twenty years at the University of Cincinnati, he has taught a variety of courses on urban and environmental history, including several courses in the Environmental Studies program. 

David is the author of several books, including The Nature of New York: An Environmental History of the Empire State (Cornell University Press, 2010), Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills (University of Washington Press, 2007), Smokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers and Air Quality in America, 1881-1951 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999), and, with Richard Stradling, Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland (Cornell University Press, 2015).  He has just begun work on a global history of dredging.

David earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996, after having earned a BA and MAT from Colgate University.  Living in Clifton, he raised two daughters with his partner Jodie, and he commutes to campus on foot through Burnet Woods.

Education

PhD: University of Wisconsin-Madison 1996

MAT: Colgate University 1990 (Teaching Social Studies)

BA: Colgate University 1988 (Political Science)

Positions and Work Experience

2010 - Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of History

2004 -2010 Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of History

2000 -2004 Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of History

1999 -2000 Assistant Professor, NJIT-Rutgers-Newark, Federated Department of History

Abbreviated Publications

Book

Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland (Cornell UP, 2015), with Richard Stradling.

The Environmental Moment, 1968-1972 (University of Washington Press, 2012)

The Nature of New York: An Environmental History of the Empire State (Cornell University Press, 2010)

Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills (University of Washington Press, 2007)

Conservation in the Progressive Era: Classic Texts (University of Washington Press, 2004)

Smokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers, and Air Quality in America, 1881-1951 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999)

Keywords

urban history; environmental history; history of Cincinnati

Courses Taught

History of Cincinnati

Twentieth-Century American Cities

Global Environmental History

Twentieth-Century American Environmental History