I am available to give talks on a range of topics pertaining to my past and present scholarship. Among these topics are decline, revitalization, and urban image in Cleveland, the history of suburbs, tourism in New Orleans, public history, and digital humanities. To schedule an event, please contact me.

In Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, I am available for book events and talks about my new book Believing in Cleveland.


27    SACRPH Conference* Westin Cleveland Downtown @ 2:30pm

1     Coventry Village Library Cleveland Heights, OH @ 7pm

4     The Learned Owl Book Shop (meet & greet) Hudson, OH @ 1-3pm

8     Barnes & Noble Eton on Chagrin, Woodmere, OH @ 7pm

12    Loganberry Books (meet & greet) Shaker Heights, OH @ 1-3pm

16    Professional Men’s Club of Cleveland** Moreland Hills, OH

19    New England Society of Cleveland** Shaker Heights, OH

29    Quintana’s Speakeasy* Cleveland Heights, OH @ 7pm

1      Visible Voice Books (with Todd Michney) Cleveland, OH @ 7pm

16    Cleveland Public Library Cleveland, OH @ 2pm

28    Shaker Historical Society** Shaker Heights, OH

17    Assn. for Continuing Education at CWRU* Shaker Heights, OH

* Denotes ticketed or registration-only events
** Denotes private events


  • Multidisciplinary Research Seminar, Cleveland State University, October 2017
  • Who We Are, Where We Live, Literary Cleveland, April 2017
  • Leadership Cleveland Keynote, March 2017
  • CSU2U, Fort Myers, FL, February 2017
  • Network Detroit Keynote, Wayne State University, September 2016
  • Brownbag Speaker Series, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, September 2016
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, March 2016
  • Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Beachwood, OH, January 2016
  • Cleveland Digital Public Library Speaker Series, November 2015
  • Jews of Cleveland Symposium, Case Western Reserve University, March 2015
  • Happy Dog University, Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH, December 2014
  • Public Lecture, Heights Libraries, October 2014
  • Happy Dog University, Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH, July 2014
  • Public Lecture, Heights Libraries, March 2014
  • Berea Leadership Academy, Olmsted Falls, OH, May 2012
  • Public Lecture, Cleveland Heights Historical Society, June 2011
  • Inaugural Hansen Lecture, California State University, Fullerton, September 2008
  • TAH Program National Project Directors Keynote, New Orleans, LA, October 2007
  • Second Howard Mahan Symposium, University of South Alabama, March 2007
  • Youngstown State University, April 2006
  • Williams College, March 2006