Eric J. Morser earned his PhD in United States History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. Before coming to Skidmore in 2009, he taught at the University of Florida and the University of New Mexico. In 2011, he published Hinterland Dreams: The Political Economy of a Midwestern City, which was nominated for the Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book in North American Urban History and the Book Award of Merit from the Wisconsin Historical Society. He has published articles in the Wisconsin Magazine of History, the Journal of Urban History, and Enterprise & Society. He is currently hard at work on his second book, The Fires of New England: Making and Remaking an American Frontier, which explores the origins of radical political protest in rural New Hampshire during the antebellum era. He is also an award-winning teacher who has worked extensively with public school teachers around the country. At Skidmore, he teaches course on early America, the American West, American Indians, environmental history, and radicalism in American life. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and son and continues to root for his beloved Green Bay Packers."