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University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., 1987
Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California, M.Div., 1982
Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, M.A., 1976
Loyola University of Los Angeles, California, B.A., 1972
Executive and Administrative Experience
Chair, Strategic Planning Committee
Founder, Campaign Advisory Board, fund raising board for $24 million fund raising goal Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Member, WASC Visit Planning Committee
Chair, Council of Department Chairs
Member, Deans’ Council
Chair, Search Committee for Dean of Libraries
Member, Search Committee for Dean of the
Rector of the Jesuit Community
Chair, Search Committee for President
Board Appointments and Professional Service
Chair, President's Council
Member, Board of Trustees
Member, Board of Directors
Member, Council of Presidents
Member, Board of Directors
Member, Executive Board
Member, Board of Trustees
Member, Board of Trustees
Southern California Quarterly,1994-2008
Member, Editorial Board The Evolution of Los Angeles City Government: An Institutional Memory, 1850- 2000
History Consultant “Todos Los Santos: All the Saints of the City,”
Member, ABC-CLIO American History Prize Selection Committee Organization of American Historians, 2006-2007
Co-chair and co-founder, Los Angeles History Research Seminar
Member, Editorial Board
Member, Executive Committee Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Member, Board of Trustees
Member, Board of Directors
Professor, History Department
Professor, History Department
Associate Professor, History Department
Assistant Professor of History, History Department
Research Grant ($25,000), August 2001-May 2002
Mayers Foundation Fellowship, Fall 2000
Faculty Research Grant, Summer 2000
Dorothy Collins Brown Fellowship, June 1995
Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1992:
Award of Merit for Scholastic Excellence, Summer 1993
Huntington Library/Haynes Foundation Fellowship, Summer 1991
Faculty Research Assistance Grant, Summers 1991, 1992, 1993
Geiger Memorial Fellowship, June 1988
“From the City of the Angels to the Parishes of San Antonio: Catholic Organization, Women Activists, and Racial Intersections, 1900-1950,” in Catholicism in the American West: A Rosary of Hidden Voices, edited by Roberto R. Trevino and Richard V. Francaviglia (College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 2007): 42-71.
“Religion, Immigrants, and Americanizers in Los Angeles, 1900-1925,” in Race, Religion, Region: Landscapes of Encounter in the American West, edited by Fay Botham and Sara M. Patterson (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2006): 27-40.
“’The Best Sort of Liberal Education:’ A History of the Intellectual Tradition at Loyola Marymount University,” in Fire & Ice: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition, edited by Mary K. McCullough (Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press, September 2003): 1-28.
Editor. “Richard Riordan and Los Angeles Charter Reform,” by Matthew J. Parlow and James T. Keane. Los Angeles: Center for the Study of Los Angeles, 2002.
Editor. Fritz B. Burns and the Development of Los Angeles, by James Thomas Keane. Los Angeles: Historical Society of Southern California, 2001.
“Practically Every Religion Being Represented,” chapter in Metropolis in the Making: Los Angeles in the 1920’s, edited by William Deverell and Tom Sitton (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001): 201-219.
“Living in the Heteropolis: Understanding Postmodern L.A.,” American Historical Review 105 (December 2000): 1676-82.
“Just Ones Past and Present,” in The Just One Justices: The Role of Justice at the Heart of Catholic Higher Education, edited by Mary K. McCullough (Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press, 2000): 21-36.
Co-editor, Frontiers and Catholic Identities, volume of nine-volume American Catholic Identities, edited by Christopher J. Kauffman, (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999).
“Female, Catholic and Progressive: The Women of Brownson Settlement House of Los Angeles, 1901-1920,” Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, 109 (Spring and Summer, 1999): 113-126.
“‘A Multiplicity and Diversity of Faiths’: Religion’s Impact on Los Angeles and the Urban West, 1890-1940,” Western Historical Quarterly 28 (Winter, 1997): 463-492.
“Workman, Mary Julia,” Encyclopedia of American Catholic History, edited by Michael Glazer and Thomas Shelley (Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1997): 1517-18.
“Companion of the Immigrants: Devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe Among Mexicans in the Los Angeles Area, 1900-1940,” Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology 5 (August 1997), 37-47.
Contributor, Bibliography of a Metropolis, Los Angeles, 1970-1990, edited by Hynda Rudd. Los Angeles: Los Angeles City Historical Society, 1996.
Entries for “Boys Town,” Brebeuf, St. Jean de,” “Catholic Action,” “De Smet, Pierre Jean,” in The Harper Collins Encyclopedia of Catholicism, edited by Richard P. McBrien. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1995.
“From Frontera Faith to Roman Rubrics: Altering Hispanic Religious Customs in Los Angeles, 1855-1880,” U.S. Catholic Historian 12 (Fall 1994): 85-105.
“Soldiers of Christ, Angels of Mercy: The Daughters of Charity in Los Angeles,” Vincentian Heritage 15 (September 1994): 25-39.
“Mary Julia Workman, the Catholic Conscience of Los Angeles,” California History 72 (Spring, 1993): 2-19, 91-95.
Frontier Faiths: Church, Temple, and Synagogue in Los Angeles, 1846-1888. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1992.
“‘A Most Excellent Field for Work:’ Christian Missionary Efforts in the Los Angeles Chinese Community, 1870-1900,” Gum Saan Journal of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, 15 (June, 1992): 1-15.
“`Charity Knows Neither Race Nor Creed:’ Jewish Philanthropy to Roman Catholic Projects in Los Angeles, 1856-1876,” Western States Jewish History 21 (January, 1989):154-163.
“Peter Paul Prando, S.J., `Apostle of the Crows,’“ Montana Magazine of Western History 34 (Autumn, 1984): 24-31.
“Father Peter Paul Prando’s Crow Reservation Photographs, 1894-1895,” Montana Magazine of Western History 34 (Autumn, 1984): 32-41.
“The El Salvador Martyrs: Crosses to Liberate the Poor,” Mission (Spring 2010): 24.
“With Her People,” America 188 (6-13 January 2003): 15-16.
“Everyone’s ‘Uncle Billy:’ William H. Workman, Los Angeles Pioneer,” Branding Iron, Los Angeles Corral of Westerners, No. 229 (Fall, 2002): 1, 3-8.
Edited column, “Conozca Nuestra Historia,” in Amen, Instituto de Liturgia Hispana 9 (Spring 1996): 3.
“They All Pulled Together: Challenges to Community Building in Nineteenth Century Los Angeles,” The Californians 10 (May/June, 1993): 22-28.
Papers and Professional Presentations
“Japanese Catholic Women Evangelizers in Los Angeles, 1915-1925.” Paper presented at conference on “Local Churches/Global Church: Challenge and Mission in the History of Women Religious,” University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 25 June 2007.
“Missions, Myth, and the Movies: the History of Roman Catholics in Los Angeles.” Paper presented at conference on “Jewish L.A.: Then and Now,” University of California, Los Angeles, 14 November 2005.
“From the City of Angeles to the Parishes of San Antonio: Catholic Organization, Women Activists, and Racial Intersections, 1900-1950.” Lecture for the 39th Annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, “A Rosary of Hidden Voice: Catholicism in the American West,” University of Texas, Arlington, TX, 11 March 2004.
Chair of panel, “God, Nation, Race and Space,” for the 2004 Thorton W. Bradshaw Seminar, “The Most Segregated Hour: Race and Religion in the American West,” Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, 28 February 2004.
“Amidst the Japanese and Mexicans in Los Angeles: Mary Julia Workman’s Outreach to Immigrants, 1898-1920.” Paper presented at Annual Meeting of Organization of American Historians, 4 April 2003, Memphis, TN.
Chair of panel, “Spiritual Journeys and Sacred Landscapes: Religious Migration in the Twentieth-Century West,” Annual Meeting, Western History Association, 18 October 2002, Colorado Springs, CO.
“Learning to be American: Some Unintended Consequences of Americanization in Los Angeles, 1900-1925.” Presented at the Western History Seminar at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles, 14 November 2002.
“Mutual Understanding and Spiritual Ideals: Los Angeles Catholics and the Americanization of Mexican Immigrants, 1910-1925,” Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, University of Portland, Portland, OR, 16 March 2002.
Conference chair (with Clark Davis), “Behind the Cliches, Beyond the Hype: Race, Place, and Community In Los Angeles,” The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, 9 March 2002.
“Common Needs, Differing Faiths: Catholic Coalition Building in Los Angeles, 1900-1950.” Paper presented at annual meeting of the Western History Association, San Diego, CA, 6 October 2001.
“Voices from the Southwest,” Joint Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association and the American Society of Church History, Santa Fe, 25 April 2000.
“Female Catholic, and Progressive: The Women of Brownson Settlement House of Los Angeles 1901-1920.” Paper, annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, San Francisco, CA, 20 April 1997.
Chair of panel, Annual Meeting, Western Association of Women Historians, Pacific Grove, CA, 2 June 1995.
“Reimagining Los Angeles: Missing Pieces from a City’s Religious History.” Paper, annual meeting of the American Society of Church History, San Francisco, 8 January 1994.
Organizer and Chair, “Los Angeles and the American Dream: New Perspectives from the Los Angeles History Research Group.” Session, annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, 12 August 1993.
“`A Better Realization of Social Justice’: Mary Julia Workman, Los Angeles Progressive.” Paper, annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 14 August 1992. “Mary Julia Workman, The Catholic Conscience of Los Angeles.” Paper, Los Angeles History Research Group, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, February 1992.
“Responding to Urban Poverty: Mary Julia Workman and the Brownson Settlement House of Los Angeles, 1900-1920.” Paper, conference on “American Catholicism in the Twentieth Century,” University of Notre Dame, 1 November 1990.
“Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish Women in the Los Angeles Frontier Community.” Paper, annual meeting of the American Society of Church History, San Francisco, 29 December 1989.
“From Frontera Faith to Roman Rubrics: Altering Hispanic Religious Customs in Los Angeles, 1855-1878.” Paper, annual meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, San Francisco, 30 December 1989.
Catholic Higher Education: A Culture in Crisis, by Melanie M. Morey & John J. Piderit, SJ. American Catholic Studies 118 (Spring 2007): 60-62.
Hispanics in the Mormon Zion, 1912-1999, by Jorge Iber. Pacific Historical Review 71 (February 2002): 154-5.
Hispanic Catholicism in Transitional California: The Life of Jose Gonzalez Rubio OFM (1804-1875), by Michael Charles Neri. Catholic Historical Review, 85 (October, 1999): 657-658.
Religious Contours of California: Window on the Word’s Religions, edited by Phillip E. Hammon and Ninian Smart, 3 vols. California History 74 (Spring 1995): 120.
Religion and Society in Frontier California, by Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp. Western Historical Quarterly 25 (Winter, 1994): 514.
Calendar of Documents and Related Historical Materials in the Archival Center, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, for the Episcopate of the Right Reverend Thomas James Conaty, compiled by Miriam Ann Cunningham, C.S.C. Catholic Historical Review 77 (October, 1991): 719-720.
Colorado Catholicism and the Archdiocese of Denver, 1857-1980, by Thomas J. Noel. Western Historical Quarterly 22 (May, 1991): 231-232.
Century of Fulfillment: The Roman Catholic Church in Southern California, 1840-1947, by Francis J. Weber. Catholic Historical Review, 77 (April 1991): 337-338.
Churchmen and Western Indians, 1820-1920, edited by Clyde A. Milner and Floyd A. O’Neill. Wisconsin Magazine of History 70 (Winter, 1986-1987): 137-138.
The Salvation Army Farm Colonies, by Clark C. Spence. Southern California Quarterly 68 (Fall, 1986): 300-303.
An Illustrated History of Mexican Los Angeles, 1781-1985, by Antonio Rios-Bustamente and Pedro Castillo. The Californians 5 (January-February, 1987): 49-50.
“Los Angeles Catholicism and Religious Freedom,” for the Pacific Historical Review, April 2007.
“New Perspectives on California Missions,” by Delores Hendricks, et al. For Historical Society of Southern California and the National Center for History in the Schools, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2006.
“History of the First Methodist Church, Los Angeles,” by Charles Cole. For the Methodist Urban Foundation, Los Angeles, May 2000.
“Go West Young Man: The Role of the Health Seekers in the Exploration and Settlement of the Southwest,” Western Historical Quarterly, June 2000.
“Migrants West: Toward the Southern California Frontier,” by Ronald C. Woolsey, Grizzly Bear Press, February 1996.
“Ruined for Life? Response to Sexual Violence: Southern California, 1876-1900,” Journal of Women’s History, 1995.
“Religious Cultures of New Mexico,” by Ferenc M. Szasz and Richard W. Etulain, University of New Mexico Press, June 1994.
Selected Professional Activities
Commentator, with Walter Nugent, for the Seminar in American Religion, on Brokers of Culture: Italian Jesuits and the American West, 1848-1919, by Gerald McKevitt, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, 5 April 2008.
Member, Program Committee, Western Historical Association annual meeting, St. Louis, MO, October 2006.
Consultant, Assessment of the Archives of the California Province of the Society of Jesus, Los Gatos, CA, May 2006.
Member, organizing committee for symposium and exhibition, “The Role of Religious Organizations in the Development of Human Services in Early Los Angeles, 1850-1900,” St. Vincent Medical Center Historical Conservancy, Los Angeles, 5 September – 4 October 2000.
Member, Arrington-Prucha Prize in Western Religious History, Western History Association, 1999-2001.
Member, W. Turrentine Jackson Dissertation Prize Committee, Pacific Coast Brand of the American Historical Association, 1997; Chair, 1998.
Invited Participant, “LA Interchange” Conference, Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, Los Angeles, CA, 5 December 1997.
Member, Advisory Board, Learning with ISLA (Information System for Los Angeles), National Endowment for the Humanities Funded Project, University of Southern California, April 1996 to 2000.
Member, Program Committee, Annual Meeting, Pacific Coast Branch of American Historical Association, 1996.
Member, Program Committee, Annual Meeting, American Catholic Historical Association, January 1995.
Abstracter, America: History and Life ABC-CLIO Bibliographic Services, Santa Barbara, CA, 1992-1995.
Chair, Marie E. Northrop Lecture Series, Los Angeles City Histor¬ical Society, 1992-1995.
“Developing the Westside,” Future Leaders Training Program, LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce, Playa Vista, Los Angeles, CA, 8 November 2007.
“History of Loyola Marymount University,” Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, August 2007; August 2006; 23 August 2005; 24 August 2004; 19 August 2003; 31 January, 5 May, 2 July, 20 August, 10 September, 1 and 2 October, and 23 October 2002.
“Frontier Faiths,” Symposium for the Exhibition, On the Wings of Angels: The Role of Religious Organizations in the Development of Human Services in Early Los Angeles, 1850-1900, St. Vincent Medical Center Historical Conservancy, Los Angeles, CA, 5 September 2000.
“’The Best Sort of Liberal Education:’ A History of the Intellectual Tradition at Loyola Marymount University.” Presentation to the President’s Institute on the Catholic Nature of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 17 May 2000.
“Musing on the Presence of the Muses at LMU.” Presentation to the President’s Institute on Loyola Marymount University, 18 May 1999.
“Just Ones Past and Present at Loyola Marymount University.” Presentation to the President’s Institute on Loyola Marymount University, 19 May 1998.
“Traditions and Transformations at Loyola Marymount University.” Presentation to the President’s Institute on Loyola Marymount University, 3 June 1997.
“In the Spirit of our Founding Religious Orders.” Keynote speaker for Conference for Student Affairs Division, Loyola Marymount University, 22 May 1997.
“Major Los Angeles Research Collections.” Presentation at conference, “Uncovering the Past: Resources for Los Angeles History.” Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 18 January 1997.
“Trouble in Angel City: Race, Class, and Gender in Los Angeles, 1890-1940.” Faculty Colloquium, Loyola Marymount University, 21 March 1994.
California Historical Society, Annual Meeting, 2 October 1993.
Los Angeles City Historical Society, Marie E. Northrop Lecture Series, 14 March 1993.
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 125th Anniversary, 24 January 1993.
Jewish Historical Society of Southern California, 25 October 1992. Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, 4 March 1992.
“Los Angeles: Our Heritage and Our Future,” Workshop for Senior High School Principals, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA, 17 April 1990.
Organization of American Historians