Department of History

Richard L. McCormick
Distinguished Professor of History and Education; and President Emeritus, Board of Governors
Degree: Ph.D., Yale University (History), 1976
Additional Degree(s): B.A., Amherst College (Magna cum laude, American Studies), 1969
Specialty: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century US: Political History
Website: http://richardlmccormick.rutgers.edu/
Office: 1 Richardson Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Phone: 848-932-7705

 

 

 

Mailing Address
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071
Fax: 732-932-6185

Campus Mailing Information
4 Huntington Street
College Avenue Campus

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Political Corruption in American History; Higher Education in Modern America

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

  • From Realignment to Reform: Political Change in New York State, 1893–1910 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1981)
  • Progressivism, coauthored with Arthur S. Link (Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davidson, 1983)
  • The Party Period and Public Policy: American Politics from the Age of Jackson to the Progressive Era (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986)

ARTICLES

  • “Ethno-Cultural Interpretations of Nineteenth-Century American Voting Behavior,” Political Science Quarterly 89 (June 1974): 351–77
  • “The Party Period and Public Policy: An Exploratory Hypothesis,” Journal of American History 66 (September 1979): 279–98
  • “The Discovery that Business Corrupts Politics: A Reappraisal of the Origins of Progressivism,” American Historical Review 86 (April 1981): 247–74
  • “Public Life in Industrial America, 1877–1917,” in Eric Foner, ed., The New American History (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990): 93–117

SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Rutgers University, 2012
  • Honorary Professorship, Shanghai University, 2012
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1985
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship, 1985
  • Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University, Visiting Fellowship, 1981–1982
  • George Washington Egleston Historical Prize, Yale University, 1977 (awarded annually for the best dissertation in American history)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Amherst College, 1968

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