FacultyAndrew Isenberg

Director of Graduate Studies

943 Gladfelter Hall
1115 West Berks Street


Environmental history, American West, Native Americans, Nineteenth-century United States


Andrew C. Isenberg is a historian of the American environment, the American West, and the encounter between natives and settlers. He received his B.A. from St. Olaf College and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Before joining the Temple faculty in 2004, he taught at the University of Puget Sound, Brown University, and Princeton University. He has held fellowships at the Huntington Library, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.

Selected Publications

  • The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000).
  • Mining California: An Ecological History (New York: Hill and Wang, 2005).
  • ed., The Nature of Cities: Culture, Landscape, and Urban Space (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2006).
  • Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life (New York: Hill and Wang, 2013).
  • ed.,The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Courses Taught

  • North American Environmental History
  • History of the American West
  • American Revolutions
  • History of the United States to 1865