John M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Faculty Athletics Representative (Social Sciences)
412-397-5412 phone (M)
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 324

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., History, Marquette University, 2005
  • Master of Arts, History, Marquette University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Bethany College, WV, 1997

Area of Expertise/Research

  • American History, Urban History, Planning History


  • "Rust Belt Requiem: Understanding Postindustrial Regions, Cities, and Spaces" Journal of Urban History Vol. 45. 2019
  • Making Milwaukee Mightier: Planning and the Politics of Growth, 1910-1960 (Northern Illinois University Press, 2009)--Winner of Gambrinus Prize for Best Book on Milwaukee History, Milwaukee County Historical Society, 2010.
  • "Bowling Together?  Resurrecting the "'Public' in Modern America," Reviews in American History, September 2011.
  • "Familiar Competitors on a New Playing Field: Sports Venues and Urban Dvelopment in Contemporary America," Journal of Planning History, November 2009, 330-338.