History

Robert Gardner

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Areas of expertise
U.S. History, Environmental History, History of Technology

Education

Ph.D., Montana State University 2013
M.A., California State--Stanislaus 2004
B.A., Humboldt State University 2000

Teaching Philosophy


Courses: Spring 2014

U.S. Liberty Matures
History of American Technol
History (un)natural Disasters

Previous Courses

At Southwestern I have taught: US History before 1865, US History since 1865, US Environmental History, Environmental History of Empire, History of American Technology, and (Un)Natural Disasters.

Publications

"Trees as Technology: Planting Shelterbelts on the Great Plains," History and Technology 25 (December 2009): 325-341.

"Constructing a Technological Forest: Nature, Culture, and Tree Planting in the Nebraska Sand Hills," Environmental History 14 (April 2009): 275-297.


Honors & Awards

Grey Towers Scholar in Residence: US Forest Service writing fellowship, Summer 2011

Joel A. Tarr Envirotech Article Prize 2009.  "Constructing a Technological Forest: Nature, Culture, and Tree-Planting in the Nebraska Sand Hills," Environmental History 14 (April 2009): 275-297.

Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship, 2008 from Society for History of Technology


Groups & Affiliations

American Society for Environmental History

Forest History Society

Society for the History of Technology