I am a historian of energy, environment, and society. My research and writing explore topics including energy transitions, infrastructure, fossil fuel dependence, and economic growth.
My first book, Routes of Power, examines America’s energy transitions to coal, oil, and electricity from 1820 to 1930. I am currently studying the relationships between economic theories of growth and planetary resources in the twentieth century.
I am editor of the H-Environment Roundtable Reviews.
I teach history at Arizona State University and can be followed on Twitter (@EnergyHistorian).