Date of Birth: 4/21/51
Place of Birth: Mesa, Arizona
Department of History
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-1450
(937) 229-4400 FAX
Address: 65 Orchard Dr.
Springboro, OH 45066
Telephone: (513) 748-4297
Arizona State University 1977-78 Research Assistant
Brophy College Preparatory 1979-81 History Teacher
(Phoenix, Arizona) 1982-84
University of California 1981-82 Teaching Assistant, U.S. History, American Business
(Santa Barbara) 1982-83 History, UCSB Graduate Fellow
University of Wisconsin 1984-85 Instructor, U.S. History, Business History Center (Richland)
University of Dayton 1985 Assistant Professor, U.S. History, U.S. Civil War,
(Dayton, Ohio) Business, Economic History; Technology and the Culture of War
1988 Associate Professor
1995- Full Professor
Arizona State University 1968-72 B.A., Political Science
Arizona State University 1977-80 M.A., History
University of California 1981-83 Ph.D., History
History of Banking in Arizona (University of Arizona Press, 1982).
Banking in the West: A Collection of Essays (Editor) (Sunflower University Press, 1984).
Trident (with D.D. Dalgleish) (Southern Illinois University Press, 1984).
Banking in the American South from the Age of Jackson to Reconstruction (Louisiana State University Press, 1987).
Banking in the American West from Gold Rush to Deregulation (co-authored with Lynne Doti) (University of Oklahoma Press, 1991).
Making Change: South Carolina Banking in the Twentieth Century (co-authored with John G. Sproat) (Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1990).
Editor, Encyclopedia of American Business History, “Banking and Finance, to 1913″ (New York: Facts on File, 1990) and “Banking and Finance 1913-1989″ (New York: Facts on File, 1990).
California Bankers (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994).
The National Aerospace Plane and The Quest for an Orbital Jet, vol. 3, The Hypersonic Revolution, ed. Richard Hallion (Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, 1998).
The Entrepreneurial Adventure: A History of American Enterprise (Ft. Worth, Texas: Harcourt Brace, 1999)
“Voices of UD:” Historical Interpretations of the University of Dayton, ed. and principal author (Dayton, Ohio: University of Dayton, 1999).
A Patriot’s History of the United States, co-authored with Michael Allen.
Conspiracy Nation, or, How Americans Trusted Government and the Media Less and Believed Rumors More, forthcoming.
Victorious Wife, Victorious Life: the Biography of Betty Scott Price (Los Angeles, California: Crenshaw Christian
Readings in Western Civilization, arranged by Larry Schweikart (Indianapolis, Indiana: Simon and Schuster Custom Publishers, 1998)
Readings in Technology and the Culture of War, arranged by Larry Schweikart (Indianapolis, Indiana: Simon and
Schuster Custom Publishers, 1998)
“From Hard Money to Branch Banking: California Banking in the Gold Rush Economy,” with Lynne Pierson
Doti, in James Rawls and Richard J. Orsi, eds., A Golden State: Mining and Economic Development in Gold
Rush California, special edition of California History, Winter 1998-99, 209-232.
“Banking and Finance in North America, 1607-1996,” in Alice Teichova et. al., eds, Banking, Trade, and Industry
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), 297-314.
“Abraham Lincoln and the Growth of Government in the Civil War Era,” Continuity, 21, Spring 1997, 25-42.
“The Panic of 1857: Causes, Transmission, and Containment” (co-authored with Charles Calomiris), Journal of
Economic History, LI, December 1990, pp. 807-34.
“A New Perspective on George Wingfield and Nevada Banking, 1920-33,” Nevada HistoricalQuarterly,
XXXV, vol. 35, Winter 1992, pp. 162-76.
“American Commercial Banking: A Bibliographic Survey,” Business History Review, vol. 65, Fall 1992, pp.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper: “Was the South Backward? North/South Differences in
Antebellum Banking During Normalcy and Crisis” (co-authored with Charles Calomiris), 1989.
“Alabama’s Antebellum Banks: New Interpretations, New Evidence,” The Alabama Review, XXXVIII, June 1985,
“Secession and Southern Banks,” Civil War History, XXXI, June 1985, pp. 111-25.
“Banking in the Antebellum South” (dissertation summary), Journal of Economic History, XLV, June 1985, pp.
“Tennessee’s Antebellum Banks, Part I,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly, XLV, Summer 1986, pp. 119-32.
“Tennessee’s Antebellum Banks: Part II,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly, XLV, Fall 1986, pp. 199-209.
“Antebellum Southern Bankers: Origins and Mobility,” in Business and Economic History, Jeremy Atack, ed.
(Urbana: University of Illinois, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, 1985), Second Series, XIV, pp.
“Entrepreneurial Aspects of Antebellum Banking,” in American Business History: Case Studies, ed. C. Joseph
Pusateri and Henry Dethloff (New York: Harlan Davidson, 1987), pp. 122-39.
“Southern Banking and Economic Growth in the Antebellum Period: A Reassessment,” Journal of Southern
History, LIII, February 1987, pp. 19-36.
“Private Bankers in the Antebellum South,” Southern Studies, XXV, Summer 1986, pp. 125-34.
“Jacksonian Ideology, Currency Control, and `Central Banking’: A Reappraisal,” The Historian, LI, November
1988, pp. 781-02.
“Banking in Early New Mexico from the Civil War to the Roaring Twenties,” New Mexico Historical Review,
LXIII, January 1988, pp. 1-22.
“Frontier Banking in Colorado: A New Perspective on Public Confidence and Regulation, 1862-1907,” Essays and
Monographs in Colorado History, VIII, December 1988, pp. 15-33.
“Financing the Postwar Housing Boom in Phoenix and Los Angeles, 1945-60″ (co-authored with Lynne Doti),
Pacific Historical Review, LVIII, May 1989, pp. 173-94.
“Collusion or Competition: Another Look at Arizona Banking in the Postwar Period, 19501964,” Journal of
Arizona History, XXVIII, Summer 1987, pp. 189-200.
“Arizona Banking and the Collapse of Lincoln Thrift,” Arizona and the West, XXVIII, Fall 1986, pp. 246-59.
“You Count It: The Birth of Banking in Arizona,” Journal of Arizona History, XXII, Fall 1981, pp. 349-68.
“Brophy vs. Douglas: A Case Study in Frontier Corporate Control,” Journal of the West, XXIII, April 1984, pp.
“Banking in the West: An Introductory Overview,” Journal of the West, XXIII, April 1984, pp. 35.
“Western Banking: A Bibliographic Survey” (co-authored with Lynn Doti), in Banking in the West: A Collection
of Essays, Larry Schweikart, ed. (Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press, 1984), pp. 88-94.
“Making Money the Old Fashioned Way: Antebellum Banking in Ohio,” Timeline, VI, December 1989/January
1990, pp. 32-43.
“How the Jacksonians Opposed Industrialization,” Reason Papers, XII, Spring 1987, pp. 47-56.
“Antebellum Banking in Arkansas: New Evidence, New Interpretations,” Southern Studies, XXVI, Fall 1987, pp.
“Financing Urban Growth: Entrepreneurial Creativity and Western Cities, 1945-75,” Urban Studies, XXVI,
February 1990, pp. 177-86.
“Financial Concentration and the Growth of Phoenix,” in Phoenix: The First Century, G. Wesley Johnson et al.,
eds. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1993).
“George Wingfield and Nevada Banking: A Reassessment,” Durrell Foundation Conference Proceedings,
(Lanham, Maryland University Press of America, 1995)
“California Bankers,” pamphlet published by the California Bankers Association, 1992.
“Reflections on Lincoln, Money, and Banking in The Civil War”. Continuity, forthcoming.
Articles–Defense and National Security
“The Final Salvo: Rickover, Veliotis, and the Trident Submarine” (co-authored with D.D. Dalgleish), Weapons
and Warfare Weekly, Sprint 1983, pp. 15.
“The Trident Submarine Program in Bureaucratic Perspective” (co-authored with D.D. Dalgleish), Naval War
College Review, XXXVII, March-April 1984, pp. 100-111.
“Trident and the TRIAD: Systems Flexibility and Durability” (co-authored with D.D. Dalgleish), U.S. Naval
Institute Proceedings, CXII, June 1986, pp. 73-81.
“Trident and Credible Deterrence: The Space-Sea Link to Deterrence in the 1990s” (co-authored with D.D.
Dalgleish), in Challenges to Deterrence in the 1990s, ed. Stephen Cimbala (New York: Praeger, 1987), pp.
“Trident Revolutionizes Submarine Building” (co-authored with D.D. Dalgleish), National Defense, LXXI,
October 1986, pp. 42-48.
“Why the Soviets Really Fear SDI” (co-authored with D.D. Dalgleish), National Defense, LXXII, December
1987, pp. 64-69.
“The `New’ Navy and the Far East: Budgetary Implications for the U.S. Navy in Asia” (co-authored with D.
Douglas Dalgleish), Journal of East Asian Affairs, December 1991.
“One Missile for the Triad” (co-authored with D.D. Dalgleish), U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, August 1989,
“What You Don’t Know About SDI,” Dayton Engineer, July 1988, pp. 1, 4, 8, 11 and August 1988, pp. 1, 4.
“From Team to Team: Revolutionary Management Structures in the National Aero-Space Plane Program
1982-90,” Proceedings of the 1991 Acquisition Research Symposium, Vol. 2, 1991 (Washington, D.C.: Defense
Systems Management Association).
“Aerospace Asia,” Journal of East Asian Affairs, vol. 6, Summer 1992, pp. 504-28.
“American Aerospace in the 21st Century: The National Aero-Space Plane,” ed., conference at Colorado Springs,
April 14, 1991 (Colorado Springs, CO: U.S. Space Foundation, 1992).
“Managing a Revolutionary Technology, American Style: The National Aero-Space Plane,” Essays in Economic
and Business History, XII (1994) pp. 118-132.
“Hypersonic Hopes: Planning for NASP, 1982-90,” Air Power History, vol. 41, Spring 1994, pp. 36-48.
“Space Plane Challenges Science’s Full Spectrum,” National Defense, December 1993, pp. 32-33.
“Policy Lessons of The National Aerospace Plane: Proper Apex to Termination, 1992-95,” in Roger Launius, ed. Studies in Aernautical Research and Development (College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1999), 299-323.
“Polar Revisionism and the Peary Claim: The Diary of Robert E. Peary,” The Historian, XLVIII, May 1986, pp.
“Stand By to Repel Historians: Piracy and Modern Historical Scholarship” (co-authored with Richard Burg), The
Historian, XLVI, March 1984, pp. 219-34.
“Lessons of Business History: Evaluating Business History Texts,” Continuity, No. 14, May 1990, pp. 85-99.
“Brothers in Chains: Emerson and Fitzhugh on Economic and Political Liberty,” Reason Papers, XIII, Spring 1988, pp. 19-34.
“The Mormon Connection: Lincoln, the Saints, and the Crisis of Equality,” Western Humanities Review, XXXIV, Winter 1980, pp. 1-22.
“Mormonism and Modernity: Freedom and Equality in Mormon Doctrine,” Encounter, XLIV, Winter 1983, pp. 133-48.
Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography (Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark Layman)
Eight entries (“Andrew Kloman,” “Thomas Carnegie,” “William R. Jones,” “Julian Kennedy,” “W.L. Abbott,” “George Lauder,” “The Carnegie Steel Co.,” “John W. `Bet-a-Million’ Gates”) in Vol. 3, Iron and Steel in the 19th Century, Paul Pascoff, ed., 1988.
Editor, Banking and Finance in the 19th Century, seven entries (“George Smith,” “Henry Clay,” “William Ladd,” “Henry Corbett,” “Henry Failing,” “Frank Vanderlip,” “James Stillman”) plus introductory overview and editor’s entries, (1990).
Editor, Banking and Finance in the 20th Century, five entries (“Walter Bimson,” “Robert McNamara,” “Sun Trust Banks,” “Michael Milken,” “Penn Square/Continental Illinois”) plus introductory overview and editor’s entries, (1990).
Great Events in History II: Business and Commerce (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1994). “Disneyland Opens,” “McDonnell Douglas Merges,” “Fox Television Network Launched,” “Motown,” “Defense and Aerospace Decline,” “Insider Trading Scandals,” “Europe Launches the Airbus,” “Regional Branch Banking Compacts,” “Supply Side Tax Cuts Stimulate Business,” “The PTL Scandal,” “Betamax Videocassette Introduced by Sony,”
“Texaco Sued for Interfering with Pennzoil Acquisition,” “Gambling Casinos Open in Atlantic City,” “DIDMCA.”
Great Events in History: The Environment (Pasadena, CA., Salem Press) “Nathaniel Wyeth Develops The PET
soda Bottle at DuPont” “Activists and local citizens protest the MX Missile”, U.S. Government lowers its
standards for lead in the air”; The Soviet Union completes its first nuclear reactors for Electric Power,” “National
Air Pollution and Control Act; President Nixon establishes the White House Council on Environmental Quality.”
Great Events in History: Justice “Jacksonian Democracy”, “Whigs” “Populism”, “Bank Robbery” Charles River
Bridge v. Warrren Bridge,” “Tax Revolt Movement”.
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Society (New York: Facts on File 1996) “Trident,” “Submarines,”
“SLBMS:” “Submarine Communications,” Hypersonic Flight,” Video/Computer Games,” “Cable/Satellite
Great Events in History: (updates) North American Series “Charles Keating” (New York: Facts on File 1996)
“National Bank Acts,” “Passage of Federal Reserve Act” “Stock Market Crash” “Election of Coolidge.” “Bloody
Kansas”, “Election of 1824,” “Election of 1828,” “Election of 1840,” “Kansas-Nebraska Act,” “Bernard Baruch
and the War Industries Board,” “Election of 1952″.
Encyclopedia of the Confederacy (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993)
Entries on “Banking” and “Shinplasters.”
American National Biography New York: Simon & Schuster, forthcoming)
Entries on “A.L.M. Wiggins,” “George Wingfield,” “Frank Vanderlip,” “John Warne Gates,” “Charles E. Merrill,”
“William S. Ladd,” “Mahlon Thatcher,” “John Paul Getty,” “Samuel Walton,” Marriner Eccles.”
Encyclopedia of the United States Congress (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996).
Entries on “Bank of the United States,” “Banking,” “Currency and Finance,” “Emergency Banking Relief Act,”
“Glass-Steagall Banking Act,” “Sherman Silver Purchase Act,” “DIDMCA,” and the “Silver Issue.”
American Decades: The 1950s, ed. Richard Layman, chapter on “Business and Economics” and co- author of
“Politics” (New York: Gale, 1994).
Encylcopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century (New York: Simon and Schuster,
forthcoming),”Banks and Politics,” and “Taxation,”
Encyclopedia of Chicago History (Chicago: Newberry Library, forthcoming), “Banking and Finance in Chicago.”
The Sixties in America (Pasadena, CA.: Salem Press, 1997), “Inflation,” 378-380.
Other Books, Articles, Edited Volumes, Archival Guides, or Privately Printed Histories
Editor, Instructor’s Guide, 4th edition, Essentials of American History, by Richard Current et al. (New York:
That Quality Image: The History of Continental Bank (Tappan, NY: Custombook, 1988).
Thunderbird Bank: The First Twenty Years (Phoenix: Thunderbird Bank, 1985).
Co-editor and director, “The Public Papers of Senator Ernest McFarland.”
“A Guide to the Archives of Thunderbird Bank.”
“A Guide to the Archives of Contintental Bank” (with Carol Martel).
Editor, Student History Forum, II (Arizona State University, 1980).
Editor, Special Edition, Journal of the West, Spring 1984.
“They Also Serve…: The Diary of Benjamin F. Hackett” (co-edited with Elna Zeilinger), Vermont History,
“Focus of Power: Henry Clay as Speaker of the House,” Alabama Historian, II, Spring 1981, pp. 1824.
“The Birth of Arizona Banking,” Issues in History, Spring 1982.
“Evaluating Polar Revisionists: An Examination of Peary’s 1909 Polar Claim,” Historicus, II, spring 1981, pp.
“One Hundred Years of Financing an Empire,” pamphlet prepared for the California Banker’s Association, 1991.”
“History of the University of Dayton Research Institute co-authored with John Heitmann in UDRI office. (1994)
In The American Spectator, February 1986, November 1986.
In Policy Review, October 1986.
In U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, November 1987.
Review of Rickover: Controversy and Genius, by Norman Polmar and Thomas Allen, in Public Historian, Summer 1982, pp. 118-21.
Review of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry Bland, in Public Historian, Winter 1983, pp. 82-84.
Review of Lloyd’s Bank, by J.R. Winton, in Public Historian, June 1985, pp. 116-17.
Review of Science in Government, by J. Ronayne, in ISIS, June 1985, pp. 242-43.
Review of The M16 Controversies, by Thomas McNauger, in Military Affairs, Fall 1985, p. 219.
Review of German Big Business and the Rise of Hitler, by Henry Turner, Jr., and The Collapse of the Weimar Republic, by David Abraham, in The Claremont Review of Books, December 1985, p. 9.
Review of An American Idol, by Robert Loewenberg, in Midstream, August 1986, pp. 60-66.
Review of Freedom’s Despots: The Critique of Abolition, by Robert Loewenberg, in Southern Studies, Winter 1990, pp. 384-86.
Review of Graybacks and Gold: Confederate Monetary Policy, by James Morgan, in Journal of Southern History, May 1987, pp. 335-36.
Review of Independent: A Biography of Lewis W. Douglas, by Robert Browder and Thomas Smith, in Journal of
the Southwest, Spring 1987, pp. 127-30.
Review of The Southern Pacific, 1901-85, by Don Hofsommer, in Western Historical Quarterly, Fall 1987, pp. 467-68.
Review of Running Critical: The Silent War, Rickover and General Dynamics, by Patrick Tyler, in Military Affairs, April 1987, pp. 10-23.
Review of The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War, by James Huston, in American Historical Review, October 1988, pp. 522-23.
Review of Sometimes the Books Froze: Wyoming’s Economy and Its Banks, by L. Milton Woods, in Business History Review, Winter 1986, pp. 679-80.
Review of But Also Good Business: Texas Commerce Bank and the Financing of Houston and Texas, 1886-1986, by Walter Buenger and Joseph Pratt, in American Historical Review, October 1987, pp. 1044-45.
Review of The Guardian Life Insurance Company, 1860-1920: A History of a German-American Enterprise, by Anita Rapone, in Journal of American History, 75, December 1987, pp. 965-66.
Review of American Money and the Weimar Republic, by William C. McNeil, in The Historian, May 1988, pp. 434-35.
Review of Gathering Rare Ores: The Diplomacy of Uranium Acquisition, 1943-54, by Jonathan Helmreich, in The Historian, August 1988, Vol. 6, p. 624.
Review essay: “Peary Revisited; National Geographic: Behind America’s Lens on the World,” by Howard Abramson, in The Historian, April 1988.
Review of The Morgans: Private International Bankers, by Vincent Carosso, in Canadian Review of American Studies, Summer 1989, pp. 143-45.
Review essay: Colorado’s Oldest Bank: Colorado National Bank, by Thomas Noel and Pioneer Western Bank, by Adams et al., in Business History Review, Spring 1990, pp. 192-94.
Review of Inheritance in America from Colonial Times to the Present, by Carole Shammas, Marylynn Salmon, and Michael Dahlin, in Business Library Review, 17, Spring 1991, pp. 130-32.
Review of Field Man: The Chronicle of a Farm Bank Manager in the 1940s, by Harold Bennett Clingerman, in Business History Review, Summer 1990, pp. 333-37.
Review of Patriotism for Profit: Georgia’s Urgan Entrepreneurs and the Confederate War Effort, by Mary DeCredico, in Georgia Historical Quarterly, LXXV, Summer, 1991, pp. 442-43.
Review of Southern New Mexico Empire, by Leon Metz, in New Mexico Historical Review, July 1993, pp. 335-36. Review of Narrow Seas, Small Navies, and Fat Merchantmen: Naval Strategies for the 1990s, by Charles W. Koburger, Jr., in Armed Forces & Society, April 1992.
Review of Sunken Nuclear Submarines, by Viking Olver Eriksen, in Journal of Military History, April 1992, Vol. 56, pp. 331-32.
Review of Soviet SST, by Howard Moon, in Air Power History, Fall 1991, pp. 61-62.
Review of Financial Failure and Confederate Defeat, by Douglas Ball, in American Historical Review, April, 1992, p. 619.
Review of Self-Made in America, by John McCormack, in Business Library Review, 18, No. 3 (1993), p. 241.
Review of Local Businesses: Exploring Their History, by K. Austin Kerr, Amos J. Loveday, and Mansel G. Blackford, in Business Library Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1992, pp. 72-73.
Review of Narcoterrorism, by Rachel Eherenfeld, in Business Library Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 61.
Review of Black Entrepreneurship in America, by Shelly Green and Paul Pryde, in Business Library Review, Vol.
18, No. 2, p. 160.
Review of The Myth of the Robber Barons, by Burton Folsom, in The Historian, Vol. 55, Spring 1993, pp. 580-81.
Review of Visionary Capitalism: Financial Markets and the American Dream in the Twentieth Century, by Charles R. Geisst, in Journal of Economic History, Vol. 53, No. 1, March 1993, pp. 209-10.
Review of Triumph of the Bankers: Money and Banking in the 18th and 19th Century, by william F. Hixson, in Business Library Review, 19 (1994) p. 233.
Review of The Outlaw Bank: A Wild Ride into the Secret Heart of BCCI, by Jonathan Beaty and S.C. Gwynne, in
Journal of American History, September 1994, pp. 827-828.
Review of The Burden of Dependency, by Joseph R. Persky, in Georgia Historical Quarterly, Winter 1993, LXXVII, pp. 851-53.
Review of The Story of NationsBank, by Howard E. Covington, Jr. and Marion A. Ellis, in Business History Review, 68, Spring 1994, pp. 171-172.
Review of Panic in Paradise: Florida’s Banking Crash of 1926, by Raymond Vickers, in Business History Review, 68, Spring 1994, pp. 171-172.
Review of Cities of the Heartland by Jon Teaford in Urban Studies, 31, August 1994, pp. 1229-30.
Review of A.P. Giannini, Banker of America, by Felice Bonadio, in Journal of American History, Journal of American History, September 1995, pp. 800-801.
Review of For Each, the Strength of All, by J.T.W. Hubbard, in Business History Review, forthcoming.
Review of 100 Years on the Road: The Traveling Salesman in American Culture, by Timothy Spears, in Journal of Economic History, June 1998.
Review of The Second Bank of the United States and Ohio (1803-1860), by Marion A. Brown, in EH.Net, online,
Review of Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men, by Jeffrey Hummel, in Continuity, forthcoming.
Review of Wall Street to Main Street, in Business History Review, forthcoming.
Fellowships and Grants
University of California Graduate Fellow, 1982, 1983.
F. Leroy Hill Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies, 1983.
Arthur H. Cole Grant, Economic History Association, 1984.
Earhart Grant, Earhart Foundation, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991.
Dalhousie Killam Post Doctoral Fellowship, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1985, 1986 (declined).
University of Dayton Faculty Research Grant in Aid, 1986, 1987, 1988.
University of Dayton Travel Grant, 1986, 1987, 1988.
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Fellowship, Brigham Young University, 1986, 1987.
Visiting Scholar, “Peace and National Security Series,” University of Texas, Tyler, 1986.
Institute for Humane Studies, Hayek Grant, 1987.
Earhart Foundation/Mont Pelerin Society Fellow, 1990, Munich.
Chair in Banking History, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1998 (declined)
Visiting professorship, Bowling Green University, special programs in war and institutions, 1997, 1998
Panelist, Referee, and Journal Reviewer
Panelist, NASA Fellowship Prize Committee, American Historical Association.
Manuscript reviewer, University of Oklahoma Press.
Manuscript reviewer, McGraw-Hill publishers.
Manuscript reviewer, Houghton-Mifflin publishers.
Manuscript reviewer, Armed Forces and Society.
Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Military History.
Manuscript reviewer, Agricultural History.
Manuscript reviewer, New Mexico Historical Review.
Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Economic History.
Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Political Economy.
Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Southern History.
Manuscript reviewer, Business History Review.
Manuscript reviewer, Armed Forces and Society.
Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Policy History.
Panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990, 1991.
Runner up: Allan Nevins Prize, Economic History Association, 1983.
Phi Alpha Theta George P. Hammond Award (Outstanding Paper in the United States, Graduate Division), 1979, for “Evaluating Polar Revisionists: An Examination of Peary’s 1909 Polar Claim.”
Phi Alpha Theta George P. Hammond Award (Outstanding Paper in the United States, Graduate Division), 1980, for “Mormonism and Modernity: Freedom and Equality in Mormon Doctrine.” NOTE: Unprecedented award for two consecutive years.
Phi Alpha Theta Southwest Regional “Best Paper” Prize Winner, First Place, 1979.
Phi Alpha Theta Southwest Regional “Best Paper” Prize Winner, Second Place, 1980.
E.C. Barksdale Prize Winner, Second Place (University of Texas-Arlington), 1981.
Phi Alpha Theta, California Regional “Best Paper” Prize Winner, First Place, 1982.
University of Dayton Alumni Award for Scholarship, 1988-89.
Outstanding Graduate Student, Arizona State University History Department, 1979-80.
Public History Experience, Consulting Work, or Activities as a Grant Principal Investigator Arizona Bankers Association, Phoenix, AZ 1979-82 Historical consultant
Thunderbird Bank 1983 Historical consultant
Thunderbird Bank Historical and Archival Project, Phoenix, AZ 1983-1984 Director and consultant
The Papers and Historical Archives of Governor Ernest McFarland (Arizona State Parks Board) 1984 Co-director and consultant
Continental Bank Historical and Archival Project, Scottsdale, AZ 1984-85 Director and consultant
Smith and Schnacke Historical Project,Dayton, OH 1986 Director and consultant
Huffy Corporation Historical Project, Dayton, OH 1987 Advisor and consultant
Discover the Past, Inc. 1988 Chairman of the Board
Dayton YMCA Centennial Project 1988 Director
South Carolina Bankers Association
History Project 1989-90 Consultant and co-author
United States Air Force, National Aerospace Plane 1989-1993 Consultant and Project Historian
California Bankers Association History Project 1990- 91 Consultant and co-author
University of Dayton Research Institute History Project 1991 Co-director and co-author
Phoenix Suns History 25th Anniversary 1991-92 Director and author
University of Dayton 150th Anniversary History Project 1990-1992 Director and principal investigator
William and Peggy Verity Biography Project 1998-99 Director and principal investigator
Phi Alpha Theta, Southwest Region, Las Cruces, NM, Spring 1979, “Evaluating Polar Revisionists.”
Phi Alpha Theta, Southwest Region, Flagstaff, AZ, Spring 1980, “Mormonism and Modernity.”
Symposium on German-American Relations in the 20th Century, Tempe, AZ, Fall 1979, “Leo Strauss and Eric
American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, Honolulu, HI, Summer 1979, “Evaluating Polar Revisionists.”
Southwest Social Science Convention, Houston, TX, Spring 1980, “The Mormon Connection.”
E.C. Barksdale Memorial Lectures, Arlington, TX, Spring 1981, “The Birth of Arizona Banking.”
100 Years of Public Policy in Phoenix, Arizona, Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Spring 1982, “Financial Policy in Phoenix in the Postwar Decade.”
Phi Alpha Theta, Pacific Coast Region, Los Angeles, CA, Spring 1982, “The Final Salvo: Rickover, Veliotis, and
the Trident Submarine.”
American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, San Francisco, CA, Summer 1982, “Final Salvo.”
Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, NM, April 1983, “Trident and the TRIAD.”
Western Historical Association, Salt Lake City, UT, Fall 1983, “Western Banking and Corporate Control.”
All-U.C. Conference on Economic History, Santa Barbara, CA, May 1983, Dissertation summary: “Banking in the
American South, 1836-65.”
Southern Historical Association, Louisville, KY, November 1984, “The Economic Implications of Political Ideology in the Age of Jackson.”
Economic History Association, Chicago, IL, September 1984, Dissertation summary: “Banking in the American South, 1836-65.”
Business History Association, New York, NY, March 1985, “Antebellum Southern Bankers: Origins and Mobility.”
Economic History Seminar, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, March 7, 1985, Lecture.
Liberty Fund Symposium on Andrew Jackson, San Francisco, CA, August 22-26, 1985, Participant.
Economic History Association, New York, NY, September 1985, “Bankers and Economic Growth.”
Peace and National Security Series, University of Texas, Tyler, TX, Summer 1986, Visiting Scholar: “Trident and
Space: A View Toward the Future.”
American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, Honolulu, HI, August 1986, “Entrepreneurial Aspects of
National Association of Trident Contractors, Dayton, OH, April 1987, “The Trident Submarine and the Space-Sea
Economic and Business Historical Society Meeting, April 1987, Commentator on Panel, “Doing Business
Western Economic Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 1987, “Frontier Banking in the West” (panel
Social Science History Association, New Orleans, LA, October 1987, “Financing Arizona’s Postwar Land Boom”
American Economic Association, Chicago, IL, December 1987, “The Panic of 1857″ (with Charles Calomiris).
Business and Economic History Association, Atlanta, GA, March 1987, Chairman of Panel on Biotechnology and
Organization of American Historians, St. Louis, MO, April 1989, “Free Banks and Southern Banking: A
Reappraisal” (panel co-organizer).
Western Economic Association, Reno, NV, June 1989, “Financing the Land Boom in the Rockies, 1945-70″
Triangle Universities Security Seminar, Duke University, Duke, NC, February 1990, “Contractor Investment and
Program Management Lessons from the Trident Submarine and National Aerospace Plane Programs, 1972-89.”
Economic and Business History Conference, Lexington, KY, April 1990, “New Evidence on the Panic of 1957.”
Durrell Foundation Conference on Monetary and Banking History, April 1990, Washington, DC, “Southern
Banking in the Antebellum Period.”
Earhart Fellow attending Mont Pelerin Society Meeting, September 1990, Munich.
Government Team Member attendee, American Institute of Aerodynamics and Astronomics, Second Annual
Aerospace Planes Conference, October 1990, Orlando, FL.
Acquisition Research Symposium, June 1991, Arlington, VA, “From Team to Team: Revolutionary Management
Structures in the National Aerospace Plane Program 1982-90.”
Organizer and Moderator, “American Aerospace in the 21st Century: The National Aero-Space Plane,” U.S.
Space Foundation, Colorado Springs, April 14, 1991.
Government Team Member attendee, American Institute of Aerodynamics and Astronomics, Fourth Annual
Aerospace Planes Conference, Orlando, FL, December 1992.
Chairman and Organizer, “Historical Perspectives on Space Flight,” Society of Automotive Engineers, Dayton,
OH, April 1992.
“Managing Revolutionary Technology, American Style: The National Aerospace Plane,” Economic and Business
Historical Society, Nashville, April 22-24, 1993.
“Revolutionary Technology and the Aerospace Plane,” Society of Automotive Engineers, Dayton, OH, April 22,
“California Bankers and the California Bankers Association,” Western Economic Association, Lake Tahoe, NV,
June 24, 1993.
“Money and Liberty,” Liberty Fund Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, June 18-19, 1994.
“Banking and Finance in North America,” International Congress of Historical Sciences, Montreal, 1995.
“Defense Conversion and the University in the Post-Cold War Era: A Case Study of the University of Dayton
Research Institute,” Economic and Business Historical Society, Boulder, CO, April 21-23, 1995.
“High Hopes: The Hypersonic Revolution in the Air Force,” paper at “Technology and the Air Force: A
Retrospective Assessment,” October 24, 1995, Andrews AFB.
“The Fluttering Veil,” Liberty Fund Symposium, Athens, GA, November 4-7, 1998.
Dayton Daily News, “Peary Diary Proves Claim Professor Says,” September 27, 1986.
Chandler Arizonan, “Researcher Convinced Peary 1st to Pole,” November 2, 1986.
Dayton Daily News, “Scholarly Support for SDI,” August 26, 1987.
Phi Alpha Theta Newsletter, “The Historian vs. National Geographic.”
Dayton Daily News, “Wells’ Economics Don’t Match Reality …,” April 17, 1988.
Dayton Daily News, “Few Stubborn Facts Show Economy in Fairly Good Shape.”
Columbus Dispatch, “Media `Blew It’ on the Assassination,” November 22, 1988.
Dayton Daily News, “Give College Athletes an Education–When They Want It,” March 2, 1989.
Appearances on WHIO radio and television Channels 2 and 7 newscasts.
Featured Dinner Speaker, “Bank Consolidation in the West,” Colorado Springs, Center for the New West,
November 10, 1998
Investor’s Business Daily, “Correct History for Johnny,” November 27, 1998.