Steven J. Hoffman, Ph.D.

 
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Background and Credentials

Fall 2012 Schedule

HP 100
 Introduction to Historic Preservation

HP 585
History of American Architecture

UI508
 African Americans during the Era of Segregation and Jim Crow

Other Courses Offered

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Steven J. Hoffman
Southeast Missouri State University
Department of History
Historic Preservation Program
311T Social Science Building
Mail Stop 2960
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Office: (573) 651-2808
FAX: (573) 651-5114
Email: shoffman@semo.edu

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Professional Information

Education:

Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Social History
M.H.P. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Master of Heritage Preservation
Research Interests:
Downtown Revitalization, History and Technology, and the City Building Process.
Publications:

Books

Teaching the Humanities Online: A Practical Guide to the Virtual Classroom. Editor. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2011.

Race, Class and Power in the Building of Richmond, 1870-1920.  Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland and Company Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“Preparing Scholars of Teaching and Learning Using A Model of Collaborative Peer Consulting and Action Research” (with Margaret Waterman, Janet Weber, Carl Pracht, Kathleen Conway, David Kunz, Beverly Evans, Brian Smentkowski, David Starrett) International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Volume 22, Issue 2, November 2010).

“Creating an Environment of Faculty Involvement,” in Teaching the Humanities Online: A Practical Guide to the Virtual Classroom, Steven J. Hoffman, editor (M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2011), pp. 141-156. 

“Looking North:  A Mid-South Perspective on the Great Strike,” in The Great Strikes of 1877, David O. Stowell, (ed)(University of Illinois Press)(2008).

“Warning! Technology Can Be Dangerous to Your Health: A Case Study from the Trenches” (with Larry Easley and Joel Rhodes) Journal of the Association for History and Computing (Volume III, Number 1, May 2005).

"Progressive Public Health Administration in the Jim Crow South: A Case Study of Richmond, Virginia, 1907-1920," Journal of Social History (Fall 2001): 175-194.

"Reinventing the American History Survey," (with Larry Easley) in History.Edu: Essays in Teaching, Writing and Researching History, Dennis Trinkle and Scott Merriman, (eds.) M.E. Sharpe, 2001, pp. 62-71.

"The Decline of the Port of Richmond: The Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Commerce (volume 108, Number 3, 2000): 255-278.

"Creating the Electronic Classroom: A Practical Guide," (with Larry Easley) Journal of Social Education (Spring/Summer 2000): 80-93.

"The Main Street Program and Its Impact on Downtown Retailing" (with Judy Wiles), Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (February 2000): 407-414.

"The Saga of Pittsburgh's Liberty Tubes: Geographical Partisanship on the Urban Fringe," Pittsburgh History 75 (Fall 1992): 128-141.

"'A Plan of Quality:' The Development of Mt. Lebanon, A 1920s Automobile Suburb," Journal of Urban History 18 (February 1992): 141-181.

National Register of Historic Places

Court of Common Pleas, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  prepared with the assistance of Robyn Mainor-Anderson, Adam Kerr, Elizabeth Vandeven and Scott House. Listed on the National Register October 25, 2010.

Main-Spanish Commercial Historic District; roughly the 100 blocks of Main and Spanish Sts. and adjacent portions of Themis and Independence, Cape Girardeau, with Terri Foley and Morgan Lake.  Listed on the National Register December 30, 2008.

Cape Girardeau Commercial Historic District (Boundary Increase II), 127 N. Water St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri, prepared in collaboration with Terri Foley. Listed on the National Register August 29, 2008.

Edward S. and Mary Annatolie Albert Lilly House, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, prepared in collaboration with Terri Foley. Listed on the National Register June 20, 2008.

Broadway-Middle Historic District, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, with Terri Foley, and with the assistance of Adam Cashler, Amanda Russell, Chelsea Pogorelac, Deborah Peters, Ellen Ryan, Emilie Eggemeyer, and Frank Ruf.  Listed on the National Register July 24, 2007.

William Henry and Lilla Luce Harrison House, 313 Themis St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri, prepared with the assistance of Lacey Illers, Sarah Kate Parker and Terri Foley.  Listed on the National Register December 6, 2005.  

Southeast Missourian Building, 301 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, prepared with the assistance of Melinda Winchester, Michael Bricknell, Emilie Eggemeyer, Lisa Graham, Catie Myers, and Terri Foley. Listed on the National Register June 01, 2005.

Huhn-Harrison House, 340 S. Lorimier Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri prepared with the assistance of Danna Cotner, Ken Smith, Gretchen Greminger, and Amy Derscheid. Listed on the National Register June 27, 2002. 

Other Publications  

Review of The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City. By Harvey J. Graff (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008) in Journal of Social History (Fall 2010): 265-267.

Review of Building the South Side: Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919. By Robin F. Bachin (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2004) in Journal of Social History (June 2006).

Review of The Birth of City Planning in the United States, 1840-1917. By Jon A. Peterson (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003) in Urban History, 32, 3 (2005): 535-536.

Review of Building the South Side:  Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919.  By Robin F. Bachin (Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2004) in Journal of Social History (June 2006).

Review of American Towns: An Interpretive History. By David J. Russo (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2001) in Journal of Social History (Summer 2005): 1111-1113.

Review of Martin V. Melosi, The Sanitary City: Urban Infrastructure in America from Colonial Times to the Present (Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000) in Journal of Social History, (September 2002): 194-196. 

Review of The Sanitary City: Urban Infrastructure in America from Colonial Times to the Present.  By Martin V. Melosi (Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000) in APWA Reporter (American Public Works Association, March 2002): 19.

Dual Review of Kimberly Phillips, Alabama North: African-American Migrants, Community, and Working Class Activism in Cleveland, 1915-45 (Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1999) and John Hartigan, Jr., Racial Situations: Class Predicaments of Whiteness in Detroit (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1999) in Journal of Social History (Fall 2001): 229-233.

"Mt. Lebanon," in Neil Larry Shumsky (ed.), American Cities and Suburbs: An Encyclopedia (New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc.), Spring 1999.

Review of Ronald H. Bayor, Race & the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolinia Press, 1996), in Journal of Social History, 31 (Summer 1998): 179-180.

Review of Richard Harris, Toronto's American Tragedy, 1900-1950 (Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), in Journal of Social History, 31 (Spring 1998): 164-165.

Review of Christopher Silver and John Moeser, The Separate City: Black Communities in the Urban South, 1940-1968 (Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press, 1995) in Journal of Social History, 30 (Spring 1997): 791-793.

Review of Alexander von Hoffman, Local Attachments: The Making of an American Urban Neighborhood, 1850-1920 (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994) in Journal of Social History, 29 (Fall 1995): 207-209.

"Warner and Urban History," The Urban History Newsletter (The Urban History Association), March 1995.

"Suburbanization," in Peter N. Stearns (ed.), Encyclopedia of Social History (New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc.), 1994.

"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Infrastructure," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 15, 1990, (with Joel A. Tarr), p. 11.

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Steven J. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Department of History, Historic Preservation Program
Southeast Missouri State University
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