Publications & Presentations

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1046-1823

Related to Managing Community Wealth & Empowerment

Article Under Peer Review: Distributing the Public Economic Benefits of Tourism (I’m working on shorter titles)

Peer-reviewed Article: Disrupting the knowledge and power imbalance in community benefits agreement negotiations: Lessons from the Aggie Square development in Sacramento, California, Journal of Urban Affairs (Published online January 30, 2023). Accepted Manuscript  |  On-line version *

*Contact me if you need the published version and do not have access to JUA articles

Dissertation: The Just Host: Addressing the wage structure problem in the tourism industry, Virginia Commonwealth University; Defended March 4, 2021, Published May 15 2021.

Peer-reviewed Article: Self-report Accuracy in Local Economic Development Programs, Economic Development Quarterly, Vol 34, No. 4, 2020.

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

Conference Presentation: 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. Paper #1530

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

Related to My Montana/Irish History Project

Dictionary Entry: James A. Murray (1840-1921), Dictionary of Irish Biography, Royal Irish Academy, September 2022.

Invited Lecture: How to make a million dollars in the Wild West. Northwest Montana History Museum (2022).

Peer-reviewed Article: Blending Powers: Hamilton, FDR and the backlash that shaped modern Congress, Journal of Policy History, Vol. 33, No, 1, 2021.“Author’s Accepted Manuscript”   (Features former U.S. Senator James E. Murray from Montana).

Invited Lecture: How to make a million dollars in the Wild West. Montana Historical Society, Helena (2018)

Invited Lecture: The radical Irish origins of the Butte Bulletin. An Ri’ Ra’ Festival, Butte (2018)IMG_2453

Invited Lecture: James A. Murray: Butte’s Radical Irish Millionaire. Montana Historical Society, Helena (2018)

Invited Lecture: James A. Murray: Butte’s Radical Irish Millionaire. Butte-Silver Bow Archives, Butte (2018)  


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


Conference Presentation: 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.

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

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

Conference Presentation: A Celtic Cross, a Theater 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.

Conference Presentation: 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.

Trade Article: Seven Ways to Make a Million in the West, Wild West Magazine. Vol. 28, No. 4, December 2015, 22-23.

Personal Family History (posted here for my distant Swedish relatives)

Trade Article: I was left an orphan: Reconstructing the Family History of Esther (Rask) Barnett, American Ancestors, Vol. 15, No. 2, Spring 2014.