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  • Adam Rome
    Unidel Helen Gouldner Chair for the Environment
    University of Delaware
    Department of English
    223 Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    (302) 831-4544


    ​Adam Rome has a joint appointment in English and History, and he is co-director of the environmental-humanities initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences. He teaches courses in environmental non-fiction and environmental history. He is the author of two books. The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation (2013), draws on his experience as a journalist as well as his expertise as a scholar. His first book, The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (2001), won the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner award. He also has written about environmental reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era – the period when Americans first tried to stop pollution, conserve natural resources, and preserve wild places and wild creatures. From 2002 through 2005, he edited the journal Environmental History. He earned his B.A. from Yale and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.


  • Ph.D., History, University of Kansas, 1996
  • Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, 1981
  • B.A., History, Yale University, 1980

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