BA, History, Wellesley College
MA, History, Harvard University
PhD, History, Harvard University
At Haas since 1983
• 1992 – present, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
• 2010 – present, Associate Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
• 2006 – 2011, Director, American Studies Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Major, L&S.
• 1983 – 1992, Assistant Professor, Business and Public Policy, Haas School of Business
• 1983 – Lecturer, Legal Studies Program, UC Berkeley
• 1982 – 1983, Lecturer, Business and Public Policy, Haas School of Business
• 1982 – Lecturer, Department of History, UC Berkeley
• 1979 – Lecturer, Department of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
• 1976 – 1977, Instructor, Department of History, Princeton University
External Service and Assignments
• 2001 – present, Editorial Board Member, Environmental History
• 2002 – present, Editorial Board Member, California Management Review
• Ad Hoc Reviewer (Journals): Business History Review, Enterprise and Society, Environmental History Review, Economic History Review, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Journal of Cleaner Production, California Management Review
• Ad Hoc Reviewer (Books): Yale University Press, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, University of Pittsburgh Press.
• Member, Business History Conference (BHC)
• Member, American Society for Environmental History (ASEH)
• Member, Society for the History of Technology, American Society for Legal History (SHOT)
Current Research and Interests
- History of business and the environment
- Business history
- Green chemistry and sustainable product design from an interdisciplinary perspective
- Sustainable business strategies
- Book project: Mindsets and Movements: A History of America’s Early Struggles with Industrial Pollution, 1840 – 1900 (working title)
Selected Papers and Publications
- Mindsets and Movements: A History of America’s Struggle with Industrial Pollution, 1840-1900 (book ms in progress).
- “What is Business History?” Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History, (forthcoming 2013).
- “The Role of Business Leaders in Community Sustainability Coalitions: An Historical Perspective,” in Woodrow W. Clark II (ed.), Sustainable Communities, Chapter 2, (Springer: 2010), 13-28.
- “Business Leadership in the Movement to Regulate Industrial Air Pollution in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century America,” Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook, 2 (2009), 23-43.
- “The Role of Pollution Regulation and Litigation in the Development of the U.S. Meatpacking Industry, 1865-1880,” Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History (June 2007), 297-347.
- “The Business-Environment Connection,” in “Anniversary Forum: What’s Next for Environmental History?” Environmental History (January 2005), 77- 79.
- “'Knowing' Industrial Pollution: Nuisance Law and the Power of Tradition in a Time of Rapid Economic Change, 1840-1865,” Environmental History (October 2003), 563-595.
- “Industrial Ecology and the Transformation of Corporate Environmental Management: A Business Historian’s Perspective,” in Arthur Molella and Joyce Bedi (eds.), Inventing for the Environment, (Cambridge: MIT Press in association with the Lemuelson Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2003), 318-338.
- “Product Recovery With Some Byte: An Overview of Management Challenges and Environmental Consequences in Reverse Manufacturing for the US Computer Industry,” (with Charles D. White, Eric Masanet, and Sara L. Beckman), 11 Journal of Cleaner Production, 4 (June 2003), 445 - 458.
- The Role of Voluntary Industry Standards in Environmental Supply Chain Management: An Institutional Economics Perspective,” (with Sara Beckman and Janet Bercovitz), 6 Journal of Industrial Ecology (Summer-Fall 2002), 103-124.
- History of American Business (cross-listed as American Studies 172), BA 172
- Corporate Environmental Management, BA 278
Honors and Awards
- Visiting Scholar, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, UC Berkeley
- Able Wolman Award of the American Public Works Association, for The Limits of Power: Great Fires and the Process of City Growth in America, 1987
- Honorable mention, John Hope Franklin Award of the American Studies Association, for The Limits of Power: Great Fires and the Process of City Growth in America, 1987
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