Alumni (National Fellow)

Peter Siskind

National Fellow
B.A. Dartmouth College (1990)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (2001)
Professional Sector:
Dream Mentor:
Christopher Sellers
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Fields of Interest:
American Political Development
Environmental Policy
Political Economy
Urban History


Peter Siskind is a professor of historical and political studies at Arcadia University. He specializes in American political, urban/suburban, and environmental history. Siskind also serves as Executive Director of the Urban History Association. Prior to becoming Chair of the Department of Historical & Political Studies in 2012, he served as interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the 2011-2012 academic year and for three years was the University’s first Director of University Seminars. Siskind served as President of Arcadia’s first faculty senate from 2014 to 2016. In addition, he served as chair both of the General Education Steering Committee that created Arcadia’s Undergraduate Curriculum in 2007 and of the Faculty Governance Task Force that created the University’s new faculty senate governance system in 2014.

Thesis Description:

Growing Pains: Political Economy and Place on the Northeast Corridor, 1950s-1970s

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