Publications & Presentations

Trade Book, Articles, & Conference Papers:

Urban Policy/Local Economic Development

Dissertation in Progress: The Just Host: Disrupting the organization and reproduction of labor exploitation in the hospitality industry, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Forthcoming Article: Self-report Accuracy in Local Economic Development Programs, Economic Development Quarterly.

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

Paper: 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.

History/Irish Diaspora

Article in Progress: The Legislative Reform Act of 1946: Congressional Backlash to FDR’s Blending of Legislative Powers (Revised and re-submitted to peer-reviewed journal).

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

Paper: 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.

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.

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.

Paper: 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.

Paper: 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.