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Marc J. Stern

Professor, History
Chair, Department of History
Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook, 1986
Office: Morison Hall 113 | 781.891._2814 | mstern@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.891._3157 | Department Fax: 781.891.2896
                       


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Bio

PhD, SUNY-Stony Brook, 1986; Post-doctoral fellow, Case Western Reserve University, 1987-1989; Bentley College/University 1989-present.

Teaching Interests

US Labor History; US Economic/Business History; US History of Technology; History of the World Economy; 20th Century World History; 20th Century US Economic History

Research Interests

US Labor History; US Social History; US Business and Economic History; History of American Technology; History of the Fitness Industry; History of Media; History of US Antitrust Law; History, US Ceramics Industry

Consulting/Practice Interests

History, US Labor; US Social History; History, US Ceramics Industry; History, US Technology; History, US Fitness Industry; History, US Antitrust Law; History, US Economic History; US Media and Non-Commercial Media

Awards and Honors

2012, Rauch Grant , Bentley University
2009, Whiting Foundation Fellowship, Whiting Foundation
2003, Rauch Grant for Research
2001, Deans Grant for Research
1992, Henry B. DuPont Fellowship, Hagley Foundation
1990, National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Fellowship
1989, New Jersey Historical Commission Grant-In-Aid of Research
1988, Arthur C. Cole Fellowship, Economic History Association
1987, Alfred E. Driscoll Publication Prize, New Jersey Historical Commission
1987, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University
1982, New Jersey Historical Commission Grant-In-Aid of Research
1977, New Jersey Historical Commission Grant-in-Aid of Research
1977, Smithsonian Institution Grant-In-Aid for Historical Research
1976, Newbury Library Family and Community Studies Center Fellowship
1973, B.A., "Magna Cum Laude," University of Colorado
1972, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Colorado

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Stern, M. J. (2016). Notes From Wonderland/Notas desde el Mundo de las Maravillas. Huellas de Estados Unidos // Estudios y Debates desde América Latina / INICIO (11), 14-25. (link)

Stern, M. J. (2011). Real or Rogue Charity? Private Health Clubs vs. the YMCA, 1970-2010 Business and Economic History On-Line, 2011, 9, 17. (link)

Stern, M. J. (2008). The Fitness Movement and the Fitness Center Industry, 1960-2000. Business and Economic History Online (2008). (link)

Stern, M. J. (2005). The Battle for Pacifica. Journal of Popular Culture, 38 (6), 1069-1087.

Stern, M. J. (2004). A Review of Leon Fink's "The Maya of Morgantown: Work and Community in the Nuevo New South". Business and Society Review, 109 (3), 389-394.

Stern, M. J. (2003). Industrial Structure and Occupational Health: The American Pottery Industry, 1897-1929. Business History Review, 77 (Autumn 2003), 417-445.

Stern, M. J. (1991). The Social Utility of Failure: Long Island's Rubber Industry and the Setauket Shtetle,1876-1911. Long Island Historical Journal, 4 (1), 15-34.

Books
Stern, M. J. (1994). The Pottery Industry of Trenton: A Skilled Trade in Transition, 1850-1929. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

Book Chapters
Stern, M. J. (1997). Organization on the 'Periphery': Market Restrictions and Workplace Control in Trenton, New Jersey's Sanitary Pottery Industry, 1900-1929. In Cameron, Rondo, Schnore, Leo F (Eds.),  (pp. 49-84). Lanham, MD: . University Press of America

Stern, M. J. (1980). Philip Loeb, "The Goldbergs," and the Blacklist. In Seigel, Richard, Rheins, Carl (Eds.), . NY: . Bantam

Book Reviews
Stern, M. J. (2016). [Review of the book Lobbying America: The Politics of Business From Nixon to NAFTA. ]. Business History Review/Cambridge University Press.

Stern, M. J. (2015). [Review of the book Banking on the Body: The Market in Blood, Milk, and Sperm in Modern America]. Business History Review/Cambridge University Press.

Stern, M. J. (2013). [Review of the book Pop Song Piracy: Disobedient Music Distribution Since 1929]. Business History Review.

Stern, M. J. (2013). [Review of the book Lillian Gilbreth: Redefining Domesticity]. New England Historical Association Newsletter.

Stern, M. J. (2011). [Review of the book Vegas at Odds: Labor Conflict in a Leisure Economy, 1960–1985.]. Business History Review. (link)

Stern, M. J. (2010). [Review of the book Review of Selling Sounds by David Suisman]. Business History Review.

Stern, M. J. [Review of the book Vegas at Odds: Labor Conflict in a Leisure Economy, 1960-1985]. Business History Review. Forthcoming

Stern, M. J. [Review of the book Defending the Indefensible: The Global Asbestos Industry and its Fight for Survival]. Business Histroy Review. (link) Forthcoming

Stern, M. J. (2008). [Review of the book Glass Towns: Industry, Labor, and Political Economy in Appalachia, 1890-1930s]. Technology and Culture.

Stern, M. J. (2007). [Review of the book Death Rode the Rails]. Business History Review.

Stern, M. J. [Review of the book Glass Towns: Industry, Labor, and Political Economy in Appalachia, 1890-1930s]. Technology & culture. Forthcoming

Stern, M. J. (2007). [Review of the book Waves of Opposition: Labor and the Struggle for Democratic Radio]. Enterprise & Society.

Stern, M. J. (2001). [Review of the book A Review of Jeff Schmidt's Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System that Shapes Their Minds]. Business and Society Review.

Conference Presentations

Stern, M. J. "Not-for-Profit or Un-American? Private Health Clubs vs. the YMCA, 1970-2010" Presented at the New England Historical Association's New England Historical Association Spring Meeting, Nashua, NH.

Stern, M. J. (2013). "Comment on papers for "Self-Regulation and Ethical Boundaries"." Presented at the Business History Conference's Business History Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Stern, M. J. (2012). "From the Basement." Presented at the Valente Center's Panel on Filene's Basement, Bentley University.

Stern, M. J. (2011). "Real or Rogue Charity? Private Health Clubs vs. the YMCA, 1970-1020" Presented at the Business History Conference's Business History Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Stern, M. J. (2010).

Stern, M. J. (2008). "The Fitness Movement and the Fitness Center Industry: 1960-2000." Presented at the Business History Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Stern, M. J. (2007). "The Fitness Center, 1960-2000." Presented at the New England Historical Association, Worcester, MA.

Stern, M. J. (2006). "The Fitness Movement, 1970-1990." Presented at the Northeast Popular Culture Association, Nashua, NH.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for Promotion Committee, 2016 - Present
Committee Chair for Assessment of Learning, 2009 - Present
Committee Chair for Evaluation of classroom teaching, 2001 - Present
Committee Chair for Evaluator of all internal grant applications, 2001 - Present
Committee Chair for Sabbatical proposals, 2001 - Present
Committee Chair for Summer Grants Evaluation, 2001 - Present

University Service
Committee Member for Bentley University-SEIU Grievance Committee, 2016 - Present
Committee Member for A&S Chairs, 2010 - Present
Committee Member for Joint Chairs, 2010 - Present

Professional Service
Academic Committee member of journal for Huellas de Estados Unidos. Estudios desde America Latina (Argentina, 2010
Reviewer, Grant Proposal for National Endowment for the Humanities, 2015 - 2015
Area Head, New England/New York Studies for Northeast Popular Culture Association, 2010 - 2014

Public Service
Producer and host of weekly 2-hour public affairs radio show for WMBR, 1995