Member of the Policy Studies faculty advisory committee
Research and teaching interests: history of technology; history of dams and water resources development; environmental history; business history; United States history
Co-author with David Billington, Big Dams of the New Deal Era: A Confluence of Engineering and Politics.
Editor, DAMS , Volume 4, Studies in the History of Civil Engineering (Aldershot, England: Ashgate/Variorum Press, 1998).
Building the Ultimate Dam: John S. Eastwood and the Control of Water in the West (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995).
Great American Bridges and Dams (New York: John Wiley, 1988).
Honors: Outstanding Academic Book for 1996, selected by CHOICE, the official publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries; Ray A. Billington Award in 1994 from the Western History Association for the best article on the history of the American West; Lafayette College’s Thomas and Lurie Jones Lecture Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching in 1996.