A list of publications most germane to my practice:


    Oil and Urbanization on the Pacific Coast: Ralph Bramel Lloyd and the Shaping of the Urban West (West Virginia University Press, 2018)

    A Better Way to Build: A History of the Pankow Companies (Purdue University Press, 2013)


    “Reagan and the Economy: Business and Labor, Deregulation and Regulation,” in A Companion to Ronald Reagan, ed. Andrew L. Johns (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015)

    “The Shoup Missions to Cuba,” in The History of Transnational Tax Reform: The Shoup Mission to Japan, ed. W. Elliot Brownlee et al. (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

    “John Anson Ford: Progressive Politics in Midcentury Los Angeles,” introduction to the reprint edition, John Anson Ford, Thirty Explosive Years in Los Angeles (The Huntington Library Press, 2010)

    “‘The Most Important Single Aspect of Our Foreign Policy’?: The Eisenhower Administration, Foreign Aid, and the Third World,” in The Eisenhower Administration, the Third World, and the Globalization of the Cold War, ed. Andrew L. Johns and Kathryn C. Statler (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006)


    “The Role of the Independent: Ralph B. Lloyd and the Development of California’s Coastal Oil Region, 1900–1940,” Business History Review 84 (Summer 2010)

    “Oil Booms and Boosterism: Local Elites, Outside Companies, and the Growth of Ventura, California,” Journal of Urban History 35 (November 2008)

    “William F. Ballhaus, Jr.,” scientific biography, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 28 (January-March 2006)

    “Harvard Lomax,” scientific biography, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 27 (July-September 2005)

    “‘Must We Overlook All Impairment of Our Interests?’: Debating the Foreign Aid Role of the Export-Import Bank, 1934–1941,” Diplomatic History 29 (September 2005)

    “The Makings of a Fine Prosperity: Thomas M. Storke, The Santa Barbara News-Press, and the Campaign to Approve the Cachuma Project,” Journal of Urban History 30 (January 2004)

    “Oil Development and the Accomplishment of Place,” comment, American Sociological Review 67 (December 2002)


    Industrial Activity and Its Socioeconomic Impacts: Oil and Three Coastal California Counties, OCS Study MMS 2002-049

    Petroleum Extraction in Ventura County, California: An Industrial History, with Krista Paulsen et al., OCS Study MMS 98-0047

    Petroleum Extraction in Santa Barbara County, California: An Industrial History, with Leonard Nevarez et al., OCS Study MMS 98-0048

    Petroleum Extraction in San Luis Obispo County, California: An Industrial History, with Thomas D. Beamish et al., OCS Study MMS 98-0049

    Exploration and Production in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties, California: Oil Well Operators, 1950–1997, with Randolph Bergstrom, OCS Study MMS 98-0061

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