2011-present, Chair, Department of Sociology
2009-present Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Franklin and Marshall College.
2003-2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Franklin and Marshall
2002-2003 Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.
1996-2002 Instructor, Department of Sociology and Urban Studies Program,
University of Pennsylvania.
2002 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.
1996 M.A., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.
1996 Graduate Certificate, Urban Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
1989 B.A., Philosophy, Harvard University, cum laude.
Urban Sociology, Globalization, Comparative-Historical Sociology, Political Sociology,
Urban Studies and Public Policy.
2011 Second Cities: Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
2010 "Whose Neighborhood Is It, Anyway? The South Street/Headhouse District." Drexel Law Review 3(1): 193-207.
2009 "Against Exceptionalism: Intercurrence and Intergovernmental Relations in Britain and the United States." Pp. 44-63 in The City in American Political Development, edited by Richardson Dilworth. New York. Routledge.
2006 "The 1876 Centennial in Philadelphia: Elite Networks and Political Culture." Pp. 19-39 in Social Capital in the City: Community and Civic Life in Philadelphia, edited by Richardson Dilworth. Philadelphia: Temple University Press
2002 “Globalization, Regionalism and Urban Restructuring: The Case of
Philadelphia.” Urban Affairs Review 37(3): 358-79.
2001 “Second Cities: Globalist Development Strategies and Local Political
Culture.” Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte (#2): 27-46.
(Recent years only)
2010 "The South Street/Headhouse District: Neighborhood Identity and External Relations." Conference on Business Improvement Districts and the Evolution of Urban Governance. Drexel University, Philadelphia, 22 January.
2009 "Cities, States and Intergovernmental Relations: Comparing the US and the UK." American Sociological Association Annual Meeting: San Francisco, August.
2008 "Against Exceptionalism: Intercurrence and Intergovernmental Relations in Britain and the United States." Conference on the City in American Political Development: Drexel University, Philadelphia, May.
2007 "The Quest for Durable Authority: Intercurrence, Intergovernmental Relations and Urban Autonomy in the US and the UK." Social Science History Association Annual Meeting: Chicago, November.
2005 “Cultural Planning and Regime Construction: How Philadelphia's Elite
Networks Established the City's Political Culture.” American Sociological
Association Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, August.
2004 “Second Cities: Thinking about Globalization and Urban Hierarchies.”
Social Science History Association Annual Conference; Chicago,
2004 “Migration Patterns in Second Cities: Manchester and Philadelphia as
Migrant-Receiving Regions.” American Sociological Association Annual
Meeting; San Francisco, August.
2004 “An Ideal Type of the Second City: Globalization in Philadelphia and
Manchester, 1800-2000.” Second Cities conference; University of
Glasgow, UK, May.
2004 “Second Cities: Defining a Global Identity, with Evidence from
Manchester and Philadelphia, 1800-2000.” Urban Affairs Association
Annual Conference; Washington, DC, April.
2004 “Killer Bees: Racialized Discourse and the Popularization of Science.”
Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference; New York, February.
2004 “The Camden Yards Theory of Arts and Culture.” Lunch on the Lam
discussion, Franklin & Marshall College, September.