charlene-mires2 (2)“History Through Discovery” is my approach to teaching, research, and service through public history.  In addition to teaching in the Department of History, I am director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden, and I lead a project to create an Encyclopedia of Greater PhiladelphiaMy fields of graduate training are U.S. culture and material culture, nineteenth and twentieth centuries; U.S. social and political history, 1820s-1880s; U.S. popular culture, twentieth century; and world history (teaching and major themes).  I also do research and teach courses in public history and urban and suburban history.

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Ph.D., Temple University (History); Master of Liberal Arts, University of Pennsylvania; Bachelor of Science, Ball State University (Journalism and Political Science).

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