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Loyola Alumnus Named Executive Director of the Urban History Association

Neary Named UHA Executive Director

The Urban History Association has selected Timothy B. Neary (PhD, 2004) to serve as its executive director, starting January 2015. Dr. Neary is Associate Professor of American Studies and History at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. His first book, Crossing Parish Boundaries: African Americans and Catholic Interracialism in Chicago, 1914-1954, is based on his Loyola dissertation and will soon be published by the University of Chicago Press. Neary also received his MA from Loyola.

In the upcoming Urban History Association newsletter, Neary highlights his longstanding commitment to the organization: "As a member of the UHA since the late 1990s, I was the US books bibliographer for The Urban History Newsletter from 2000 to 2014. In my new role as Executive Director, I hope to support the UHA's mission of 'stimulating interest and forwarding research and study in the history of the city in all periods and geographic areas.'"

In related news, Loyola Associate Professor of History Dr. Michelle Nickerson has been named to the UHA Board of Directors.

Congratulations to Dr. Neary and Dr. Nickerson!