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Kevin Borg
Cleveland Hall, Room 309
MSC 2001
office phone: 540-568-5761
e-mail: borgkl@jmu.edu

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James Madison University
History Dept MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg VA  22807

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Associate professor of history

Internship coordinator

Science, Technology & Society Minor steering committee


Ph.D., University of Delaware

Research interests
U.S. history since the 1870s, history of technology and society, history applications of geospatial technology

Teaching areas
U.S. history; social history of American technology; history of American automobile cultures

Selected publications and presentations
"Crappy Cars, Gyp Mechanics and the Limits of Consumer Advocacy" in The Destiny of Choice (Rowan and Littlefield/Lexington Books, forcoming 2013), edited by David Steigerwald and David Blanke.

"Technological Uncertainty and the Device Paradigm: Designing Away Deep Handiness in the Automobile Marketplace," Revue díhistoire moderne et contemporaine 59:3 (2012).

"Mapping Historical Resources, Harrisonburg, VA," Google Earth & Geospatial Projects on the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University, January 18, 2011. Video: https://jmutube.cit.jmu.edu:8443/content/bearddl/playlist/10048/play/

Auto Mechanics: Technology and Expertise in Twentieth Century America.  Studies in Industry and Society (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007; paperback edition June 2010).

"Teaching with Historic Places: Sanborn Maps and Dusty Old Buildings," Notes on Virginia 52 (2008).

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58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA  22807
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Phone: (540) 568-6132
Fax: (540) 568-5808
E-mail: history@jmu.edu