Chris Magoc

Chris Magoc Education

Ph.D., American studies, University of New Mexico (1992)
M.A., American studies, Pennsylvania State University, Middletown (1990)
B.A., environmental studies/geography, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (1982)

Teaching and research interests

20th century America
The turbulent sixties
U. S. environmental history
Public history and museum studies
History of the American West
Popular culture
Folklore and folk life

Courses taught

U.S. History I, II, & III
History of the American West
U.S. Environmental History
American Folklife and Popular Culture
Introduction to Public History and Museum Studies
Preserving and Interpreting Local History
American Material Culture and the Built Landscape
America in the Nuclear Age

Select publications

Chronology of American Environmental History (ABC-CLIO Press, 2011).

“The Power of Place in Teaching U.S. History,” in Rethinking the Teaching of American History (Butler Books, 2011).

Environmental Issues in American History (Greenwood Press, 2006).

"Ecology and Environment," in Rocky Mountain History and Culture (Greenwood Publishing, November 2004).

"Environmental Narratives," in World Encyclopedia of Environmental History (Berkshire Publishing, 2003).

So Glorious a Landscape: Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2002).

Guide to the Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig NIAGARA , Trail of History Guidebook Series (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001).

Yellowstone: The Creation and Selling of an American Landscape , 1870-1903 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999).

Tarentum: A History in the Making . Writer/executive producer, 92-minute documentary (Tarentum, PA: Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society, 1996).

Exhibit review, "Our Community Goes to War." Public Historian (Spring 1996): 116-117.

"The Ordering of Wonderland: Yellowstone National Park and the Culture of Nature Aestheticism." Canon: The Journal of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Studies Association (Fall 1994): 44-60.

"The Machine in the Wasteland: Progress, Pollution and the Pastoral in Rural-based Television." Journal of Popular Film & Television (Spring 1991): 25-34.


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