Jared Day

Ph.D., was a research associate for the Center for History and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh and taught American history and World history at CMU for sixteen years.  His areas of specialization are social, political, urban, and environmental history from the late eighteenth century to the present.  He received his Ph.D. in Social History at Carnegie Mellon University in 1994.  He received his BA in history from Bard College in 1986.   

From 2011 to 2015, he was the Director of Research and Programs for the Forum for Economic Development, a nonprofit in Pittsburgh, devoted to finding and supporting programs that successfully pulled those suffering from long-term poverty into sustainable, successful careers.  Between 2007 and 2010, he led seminars on the effective teaching of history for public school teachers at the Pittsburgh Teachers Institute at Chatham University, and, more recently, he has taught men in prison for the Bard Prison Initiative to help prepare ex-convicts for successful, impowered lives on the outside. 

He is also the author of Urban Castles: Tenement Housing and Landlord Activism in New York City, 1890-1943 (Columbia University Press, 1999) and co-author of Race and Renaissance: The African American Experience in Pittsburgh Since World War II (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010) along with numerous other popular and peer-reviewed articles.  For four years, he was on the editorial board of the Journal of Urban History where he guest edited a special issue of the JUH on health care and urban revitalization in the latter half of the 20th century.  He now teaches at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT

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