1964 1968 AB, Geography, Middlebury College
Professional Interests: Cultural landscapes of North America with emphases on settlement forms, urban and suburban morphology, patterns of ethnicity, urban architecture, and historic preservation. New England; Metropolitan Washington, DC; China; Vietnam.
New England’s Legacy Landscape. In A Landscape History of New England. Pp. 251-268. Edited by Blake Harrison and Richard Judd. MIT Press. 2011.
Creating the Landscape of Civil Society. In Making of the American Landscape. 2nd Ed. pp 357-386 Edited by Michael Conzen. Routledge, 2010. [Pioneer America Society 2011 Noble Book Award for the best-edited book published in the field of material culture and landscape studies.]
Biographical entries on Ronald Abler; Hou Renzhi, Wilbur Zelinsky. In Encyclopedia of Geography. Edited by Barney Warf. SAGE, 2010.
Making America at Eden Center. In From Urban Enclave to Ethnic Suburb: New Asian Communities in Pacific Rim Countries. pp. 23-40. Edited by Wei Li. University of Hawai’i Press, 2006.
Towns and Villages. In Encyclopedia of New England Culture. pp. 613-614. Edited by Burt Feintuck and David Watters. Yale University Press, 2005.
Village Commons and Greens. In Encyclopedia of New England Culture. pp. 618-619. Edited by Burt Feintuck and David Watters. Yale University Press, 2005
Small Towns. In The Encyclopedia of American Studies. Edited by George Kurian, et al. Grolier, 2001.
Return to Vietnam. Focus. 46, 2001:8-12.
New England Towns and Villages. In Encyclopedia of Urban America II:524. Edited by N. L. Shumsky. ABC-Clio, 1998.
Villages. In Encyclopedia of Urban America II:857-58. Edited by N. L. Shumsky. ABC-Clio, 1998.
Vietnamese American Place Making in Northern Virginia. Geographical Review, 87:58-72, 1997.
The New England Village. [with a contribution by M. Steinitz] Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. [Paperback Edition, 2002].
[With Patricia Gober, et al.] Employment Conditions in Geography . ReprintedinRediscovering Geography: New Relevance for Science and Society, pp. 187-217. National Research Council. National Academy Press. 1997.
The Idea of a National Road. In The National Road: Guide to an American Experience, pp. 93 122. Edited by Karl Raitz. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1996. [Antoinette Forrester Downing Award for best survey book, Society of Architectural Historians, 1997.]
[With Patricia Gober, et al.] Employment Conditions in Geography, Part 1: Enrollment and Degree Patterns; Part 2: Current Demand Conditions; Part 3: Future Demand Conditions. Professional Geographer, 47, 1995:317-328; 329-336; 336 346.
New England's Exceptionalist Tradition: Rethinking the Colonial Encounter with the Land. Connecticut History [Special Issue on Reshaping Traditions: Native Americans and Europeans in Southern New England], 35, 1994:147 191.
[With Stephen C. Jett] Review of Seeds of Change: 500 Years of Encounter and Exchange (Smithsonian Institution, 1991).  Reprinted inThe Americas Before and After 1492. K.W. Butzer, Ed. Blackwell, 1993.
[With Michael Steinitz] Walden. In Geographical Snapshots of North America, pp. 296 299. Edited by Donald G. Janelle. Guilford Publications, 1992.
[With Michael Steinitz] A World We Have Gained: House, Common, and Village in New England. Journal of Historical Geography [Special Issue on The Invention of Tradition in the American Landscape], 18, 1992:105 120.
"Build, Therefore, Your Own World": The New England Village as Settlement Ideal. Annals of theAssociation of American Geographers, 81, 1991:32 50.
The Great Escape: Has Suburbia Been Transformed from Paradise to Paradox? Action [Northern Virginia Building Industry Association], May/June, 1990:22 30.
Urban Space as Region of Encounter. In Urbanism and Values, pp. 159 166. Edited by George F. McLean. University Press of America, 1989.
Village and Community in Early Colonial New England.  Reprinted inMaterial Life in America, 1600 1850, pp. 159 169. Edited. by Robert St. George. Northeastern University Press, 1988.
Village and Community in Early Colonial New England.  Reprinted in Puritan America: Selected Articles on New England Colonial History (1974 1984) pp. 295 308. Edited. by Peter C. Hoffer. Garland Publishing, Inc. 1988.
Providing Substance: Historic Preservation as Cultural Environmentalism. North American Culture, 4.1, 1988:22 37.
Suburbanization of Center City. Geographical Review, 78, 1988:325 330.
The Three Faces of the New England Village. North American Culture, 3.1, 1987:3 14.
The New England Village as an American Vernacular Form. In Perspectives on VernacularArchitecture, II, pp. 54 63. Edited by Camille Wells. University of Missouri Press, l986.
Cultural Meaning in a Common [Iowa] House. North American Culture, 2.2, 1986:77 86.
Hollow Victories? Ruminations on Historic Preservation. Transition, 15.3, l985:15 20.
Nothing Should Stand For Something That Never Existed. Places: Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design, 2.2, l985:81 87.
Elaboration of a Settlement System: The New England Village in the Federal Period. Journal of HistoricalGeography, l0, l984:33l 356.
Village and Community in Early Colonial New England. Journal of Historical Geography, 8, 1982:333 46.
Agricultural Villages, c. 1780. In This Remarkable Continent: An Atlas of United States and CanadianSociety and Cultures, p. 40. Edited by J. F. Rooney, Jr., W. Zelinsky, and D. R. Louder. Texas A&M University Press, 1982.
[With C. Gregory Knight] Cross Cultural Perspectives on Human Adjustments to Arid Margins. In Drought, Famine and Population Movements in Africa, pp.72 126. Edited by J.L. Newman. Syracuse University, 1975.
The Road Network and Interaction in Vermont, 1786 1824. The Vermont Geographer, 2, 1975:53 64.
Critical Book Reviews:
Aaron Sachs, Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition. (Yale, 2013). AAG Review of Books. In press.
Aaron Sachs, The Humboldt Current:Nineteenth Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism. (Viking, 2006), Geographical Review, 99:4, 2009:598-600.
Donald W. Meinig. The Shaping of America: Geographical Perspectives on 500 Years of History. Vol. 4. Global America, 1915-2000. (Yale, 2004). Geographical Review, 96, 2006:318-320.
Diane Shaw. City Building on the Eastern Frontier. Sorting the Nineteenth-Century City. (Johns Hopkins, 2004). Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 65, 2006:146-7.
Faren Siminoff, Crossing the Sound: Atlantic American Communities in Seventeenth-Century Long Island. (New York University Press, 2004). Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 2005.
The David Rumsey Map Collection [webpage]. Journal of American History. Dec., 2002:1180-1181.
[with Alison Boissonnas] Shaping The Territory [review essay] Barbara McCorkle, Comp. New England in Printed Maps, 1513-1800: A Cartobibliography. (John Carter Brown Library, 2001); and Richard Stephenson and Marianne McKee, Eds. Virginia in Maps. (Library of Virginia, 2000). William and Mary Quarterly, 2002:710-715.
Craig Colten, Ed. Transforming New Orleans and its Environs: Centuries of Change. (Pittsburgh, 2001). The Professional Geographer, 2002.
Warren Boeschenstein. Historic American Towns Along the Atlantic Coast. (Johns Hopkins, 1999). Historical Geography, 2002.
Donald W. Meinig. The Shaping of America: Geographical Perspectives on 500 Years of History. Vol. 3. Transcontinental America, 1850 1915. (Yale, 1998). Economic Geography. 77, 2001:79-80.
David R. Foster. Thoreau’s Country: Journey Through a Transformed Landscape. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999). Geographical Review. 90, 2000:449-450.
Lisa C. Tolbert. Constructing Townscapes: Space and Society in Antebellum Tennessee. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999). Winterthur Portfolio. 2000.
Gregory Hise, Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis. (Johns Hopkins, 1997). Historical Geography. 27, 1999:242-244.
Edward T. Price, Dividing the Land: Early American Beginnings of Our Private Property Mosaic. (Chicago, 1995). Journal of Historical Geography. 25, 1999.
George F. Thompson, Ed., Landscape in America. (Texas, 1995). In Geographical Review, 86, 1996:618-620.
Kenneth E. Foote, et al., Eds., Re reading Cultural Geography. (Texas, 1994). In Growth and Change, 1996:396 9.
John Stilgoe, Alongshore. (Yale, 1994). In Journal of Historical Geography, 21, 1995:473-5.
Catherine Lutz and Jane L. Collins, Reading National Geographic. (Chicago, 1993). In Annals of theAssociation of American Geographers, 85, 1995:755 7.
Farmer, Charles J. In the Absence of Towns: Settlement and Country Trade in Southside Virginia, 1730 1800. (Rowman & Littlefield, 1993). In Agricultural History, 69, 1995:113 4.
Donald W. Meinig, The Shaping of America: Geographical Perspectives on 500 Years of History. Vol. 2. Continental America, 1800 1867. (Yale, 1993). In Geographical Review, 84, 1994:476 8.
Truman Hartshorn, Interpreting the City: An Urban Geography. (Wiley, 1992). In ProfessionalGeographer, 45, 1993:112 3.
[With Stephen C. Jett] Seeds of Change: 500 Years of Encounter and Exchange. (Smithsonian Institution, 1991). [Book and Exhibit] In Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 82, 1992:566 8.
Barbara M. Kelly, ed., Suburbia Re Examined. (Greenwood Press, 1989). In Journal of HistoricalGeography, 17, 1991:340 1.
Henry C. Binford, The First Suburbs: Residential Communities on the Boston Periphery, 1815 1860. (University of Chicago Press, 1985). In Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 80, 1990:306 8.
William H. Wilson, The City Beautiful Movement. (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989). In Journal of Cultural Geography, 10, 1990:105 6.
William Wyckoff, The Developer's Frontier: The Making of the Western New York Landscape. (Yale University Press, 1988). In Geographical Review, 79, 1989:264 6.
Paula M. Nelson, After the West Was Won: Homesteaders and Town Builders in Western South Dakota,1900 1917. (University of Iowa Press, 1987). In Great Plains Quarterly, 8, 1988:188 9.
John C. Hudson, Plains Country Towns. (University of Minnesota Press, 1985). In Geographical Review, 76, 1986:323 4.
Allen G. Noble, Wood, Brick & Stone: The North American Settlement Landscape. Vol. I, Houses. (Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1985). In Journal of Historical Geography, 11, l985:101 2.
William Norton, Historical Analysis in Geography. (Longman, 1983). In Geographical Review, 74, l984:489 91.
Bruce C. Daniels, The Connecticut Town: Growth and Development, 1635 1790. (Wesleyan University Press, 1979) In Geographical Review, 71, 1981:365 6.
Stuart M. Blumin, The Urban Threshold: Growth and Change in a Nineteenth Century American Community. (University of Chicago Press, 1977). In American Studies, 20, 1979:102.
Christina Tree, How New England Happened. (Little, Brown, 1977). In Journal of Historical Geography, 8, 1978:219 20.
Over 45 additional brief book reviews for Choice: Current Reviews for College Libraries, 1985-2010
[Kozak, S. L., J. E. Dobson, J. S. Wood, W. R. Wells, and D. Haynes]. The American Geographical Society’s Geographic Knowledge and Values Survey: Report of Results for the United States. Special Publication # 43. American Geographical Society: Brooklyn, NY., 2013
Searching for the New England Village: An Alternative Interpretation. AAG Newsletter, 43, 2:2008.
A Tribute to Wilbur Zelinsky. [Introduction to special issue] Geographical Review, 96:2006: iii-vii.
Ronald Abler [biography for AGS Medal Awards Ceremony], 2004.
Making America. Lewiston [ME] Sun Journal [op ed], 2003
USM: National Recognition for Regional Excellence. [strategic plan]. 2001.
Wilbur Zelinsky [biography for AGS Medal Awards Ceremony]. 2001
Ho Renzhi [biography for AGS Medal Awards Ceremony] 2000
AGS Sesquicentennial, 1851-2001. Ubique, 2000.
In Memoriam: Alice C. Andrews, 1928-1998. NCGE Perspective, 27 (3), 1999:7.
Forward. In One Life at a Time. [pp. Xi-xii] By Thomas Collins. Ravensyard, 1999.
Engaging the Future: A Strategic Plan for George Mason University. 1998.
A Guide to the Evolving Landscapes of Northern Virginia. [Field Trip Guide] Fifth Edition, 1998.
Gender, Work, and Space. Matrix [GMU Women's Studies Newsletter]. 1997.
[With R. J. Mitchell] Eastern Historical Geography Association 1995 Field Excursions. 1995.
Historical Geography in International Context. [1992 IGU conference report] Journal of HistoricalGeography, 19, 1993:191 2.
Vision, Culture, and Landscape. [conference report] Vernacular Architecture Forum Newsletter, 44, 1990:4 5.