Ivan Steen

Associate Professor

Director, Graduate Program in Public History
Director, Oral History Program
Co-Director, Center for Applied Historical Research

Ph.D., New York University
M.A., New York University 
B.A., New York University

119B Social Sciences
Phone: (518) 442-5372
Fax: (518) 442-5301


Undergraduate Courses:

His 317: History of the American City to 1860
His 318: History of the American City since 1860
His 499: Special Projects in History

Graduate Courses:

His 501: Introduction to Public History
His 599: Special Projects in History
His 798 A&B: Public History Internship

Current Research Interests:

I am currently conducting research on two topics: Edward J. Logue and the New York State Urban Development Corporation; the political history of Albany, New York, during the mayoralty of Erastus Corning, 2nd, 1941-1983. 

Most Recent Publication:

"Before the Mayor Was Mayor: The Education and Early Career of Erastus Corning, 2nd," New York History 73 (October 1992): 409-430.

"Erastus Corning, 2nd and Democratic Politics in Albany, New York." In: Rishel, Joseph F., ed.American Cities and Towns: Historical Perspectives. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 1992. 

"Ministering to the Poor of Boston: The Work of the Rev. Henry Morgan." In: Tager, Jack and John W. Ifkovic, eds. Massachusetts in the Gilded Age: Selected Essays. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1985. 

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