Greg Hise, Ph.D.
Office: Wright Hall, B-313
Phone: (702) 895-1012
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Greg Hise is an historian of American cities with interests in metropolitan economies, land use and property regimes, and architecture and urban planning. After completing his doctorate at UC Berkeley he joined the faculty at USC where he taught courses for undergraduates examining social relations in Los Angeles, the history of planning, and urban history and led graduate seminars on qualitative methods, spatial theory, ideas of place, and urban environmental history. At UNLV he will offer survey courses and seminars designed to train students interested in studying urbanization and metropolitan life.
Professor Hise is the author, co-author, or co-editor of five books including Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis (1997) recipient of the Spiro Kostof Book Prize (Society of Architectural Historians) and the Pflueger Award (Historical Society of Southern California), Eden by Design: The 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan for the Los Angeles Region (2000) authored with William Deverell, and Land of Sunshine: An Environmental History of Los Angeles (2005) edited with William Deverell. In addition, he has published more than twenty articles or book chapters examining topics such as regionalism, architecture as state building, and humanities education in professional schools. Currently he is editing a Blackwell Companion to Los Angeles while completing articles on municipal enterprise and industrial development in Los Angeles during the late nineteenth century. Future research will compare the growth and development of Pacific cities.
Professor Hise is on the editorial boards of three journals. He is Past-President (2007-09) of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) and previously served on the boards and on prize committees of SACRPH, the Urban History Association, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Vernacular Architecture Forum. He is a frequent contributor to museum programs and exhibits and has consulted on historic preservation projects in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Fellowship and grant support from The Huntington Library, the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, and the Center for Historical Analysis (Rutgers University) has funded current projects.