My name is Allen Dieterich-Ward and I am an Associate Professor of History at Shippensburg University. My research speciality is the latter half of the twentieth century and I focus on urban/metropolitan, economic and environmental history. I am presently completing a book on metropolitan Pittsburgh that should be out next year with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Here at Ship, I also teach graduate courses in our public history program, including the History of Tourism.
I am currently completing the H-Net training to become a Book Review Editor and am very excited about the possibilities for publishing a wide range of timely book review, review essays and broader historiographical pieces relevant to the history of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. If you are interested in reviewing works for our network, please send me a message via the "Write to the Editors" link.
The editorial staff would also like to invite network subscribers to join the H-Penn Advisory Board. We are planning to start out with a board of ten members, who will each serve for two years. Our goal is to put together a group that represents the broad range of professional occupations and scholarly interests among our subscribers. We are asking board members to commit to a certain level of participation in H-Penn activities, which could include a mix of book reviews, regular blog posts, and/or content contribution of another kind. Advisory Board members should also be prepared to contribute their ideas for enhancing and expanding H-Penn. You can learn more about becoming an Advisory Board member through the link on the network home page.