Publications & Presentations

Book, Articles, Papers & Presentations:

Urban Policy/Local Economic Development

In Progress: The Just Host: Local Tourism Taxes and Labor Exploitation in the Accommodation Sub-sector (Dissertation in progress), Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Just Host: Managing Tourism to Benefit Local Economies, Northeast Conference for Public Administration, November 3-5, 2017 at the University of Vermont.

Local Building Taxes in Post-Bubble California: Implications for smart growth, infrastructure financing and housing subsidy policies, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Mid-Year Conference, May 2008

The Conversion of Sacramento Army Depot into Packard Bell Industrial Park, Real Estate Review (Spring 1996) 56-57

History/Irish Diaspora

In Progress: FDR, Congress and the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (Peer-reviewed Journal Article, Revise and Submit.

How to make a million dollars in the Wild West!, Montana Historical Society Lecture Series, August 11, 2018 at the MHS in Helena, Montana.

James A. Murray and the Butte Bulletin, An Ri’ Ra’ Montana Irish Festival Lecture Series, August 10, 2018 at the Covellite Theater in Butte, Montana.

James A. Murray, Butte’s Radical Irish Millionaire, Mountain Press Publishing Co., March, 2018.

The Butte Bulletin: Ireland’s Voice in the Western Labor Camps, American Conference for Irish Studies, Mid-Atlantic regional conference, October 28, 2016 at the Glucksman Ireland House, New York University.

The Cuyamaca Water Company Partnership: New Scenes from San Diego’s Water History, Journal of San Diego History, Vol. 62, No. 2, Spring 2016.

Rocky Mountain Radicals: Copper King James A. Murray, Senator James E. Murray, and Seventy-Eight Years of Montana Politics, 1883-1961, Montana: The Magazine of Western History,  Vol. 66, No. 1, Spring 2016.

Seven Ways to Make a Million in the West, Wild West Magazine, December 2015

A Celtic Cross, a Theatre Stage, and a Pick and Shovel: Three Monuments Commissioned by an Irish Bonanza King, American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Conference, October 16, 2015

The Final Push: A Bonanza King’s war chest propels a nephew to the top of de Valera’s Support Group, American Conference for Irish Studies, Midwest Region Conference, October 10, 2015

Jim Murray and John Maguire: Irish Sons and Pioneers of the American West, Irish American Post, Winter/Spring 2015, Vol. 15, Issue 1.

Montana Monument, Wild West Magazine, December 2014

Family History

Writing and Publishing Stories from your Family Tree, Presentations at multiple Henrico County Libraries, August-September 2016

“I was left an orphan”: Reconstructing the Family History of Esther (Rask)  Barnett, American Ancestors, New England Historic Genealogical Society. Vol.15, No. 2., Spring 2014

Pension Applications Reveal New Meaning to Artifacts, Tennessee Ancestors, East Tennessee Historical Society. Vol. 29, No 1., June 2013