- "The Economy of France in the Second Half of the Reign of Louis XIV." Montréal: Centre Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Européennes, 1980.
- "Our Allegany Heritage, 1831-1981: A Sesquicentennial Review." Co-edited with Islay Nicholson Bergreen. Allegany, N.Y.: Citizen Publishing House, 1981.
- "The French Council of Commerce, 1700-1715: A Study of Mercantilism after Colbert." Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1983.
- "John Paul Jones and the Battle off Flamborough Head: A Reconsideration." Berne and New York: Peter Lang, 1989.
- "France and America in the Revolutionary Era: The Life of Jacques-Donatien Leray de Chaumont." Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 1995.
- "Cowboys into Gentlemen: Rhodes Scholars, Oxford, and the Creation of an American Elite." Co-author with Kathleen Schaeper. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 1998.
- "Rhodes Scholars, Oxford, and the Creation of an American Elite." This is a new title for the revised paperback edition of the book. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2004. Another updated paperback edition appeared in March 2007.
- "Edward Bancroft: Scientist, Author, Spy, 1745-1821." Book under contract with Yale University Press. Tentatively scheduled for publication in 2009.
- "The Creation of the French Council of Commerce in 1700," European Studies Review, 9 (1979), 313-329.
- "Colonial Trade Policies Late in the Reign of Louis XIV," Revue française d'histoire d'outre-mer, 67 (1980), 203-215.
- Reprinted in French Colonial Studies/Etudes coloniales françaises, 3 (1979, published 1986), 1-20.
- "The Interuniversity Centre for European Studies/Le Centre Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Européennes," French Historical Studies, 12 (1981), 139-143.
- "Government Regulation of Business: The Example of Early Eighteenth-Century France," Delta Epsilon Sigma Bulletin, 26 (1981), 116-119.
- "Recent Books on France and the American Revolution: An Essay-Review," The French-American Review, 7 (1983), 184-195.
- "Pierre Penet: A French Adventurer in the American Revolution," Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, 117 (November 1983), 854-856.
- "French and English Trade after the Treaty of Utrecht: The Missions of Anisson and Fénellon in London, 1713-1714," British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 9 (1986), 1-18.
- "Government and Business in Early Eighteenth-Century France: The Case of Marseilles," The Journal of European Economic History, 17 (1988), 531-557.
- "The Economy of the Reign," in Paul Sonnino (ed.), The Reign of Louis XIV: Essays in Celebration of Andrew Lossky, Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, 1990. Pp. 27-43.
- "French History as Written on Both Sides of the Atlantic: A Comparative Analysis," French Historical Studies, 17 (Spring 1991), 233-248.
- "Grain Trade," "Taxation," and "Tax Farmers," in Jeremy Black and Roy Porter (eds.), A Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century World History, Oxford: Blackwell, 1994.
- "French Guinea Company" and "Anglo-French Treaty of Commerce, 1713," in Linda Frey and Marsha Frey (eds.), Historical Dictionary of the Treaties of the War of the Spanish Succession. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 1995.
- "Merchants, Manufacturers, and Mercantilism in Old Regime France," in Ilaria Zilli (ed.), Fra Spazio e Tempo: Studi in Onore di Luigi de Rosa. Naples: Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 1995. Vol. II, pp. 755-75.
- "Recent Books and Dissertations in French History," French Historical Studies. I have prepared this bibliography for each issue since the fall of 1987. The first appeared in vol. 15 (Fall 1987), 371-393. The most recent is vol. 29 (fall 2006): 685-94.
- Co-Editor, History Section, The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, annual publication of AMS Press (New York). The General Editor is Professor Jim Springer Borck, Department of English, Louisiana State University. I served as a book review editor and as a contributor in the history section, 1981-1988.
- Guest Editor, Cithara, vol. 21 (May 1982). Cithara is an interdisciplinary journal published semiannually by St. Bonaventure University.
- Book Review Editor, Cithara, 1982 to the present.
- Abstracter, Historical Abstracts, 1983-1986.
- Referee for manuscripts and grant proposals submitted to various journals, university presses, commercial publishers, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1980 to the present.
- Member of editorial board and bibliographer, French Historical Studies. The editors are Professors Ted W. Margadant (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Jo Burr Margardant (Santa Clara University), 1987 to the present.
- Thomas O. Ott, "The Haitian Revolution," in Philological Quarterly, 53 (1974), 499.
- Julian Dent, "Crisis in Finance: Crown, Financiers and Society in Seventeenth-Century France," in Philological Quarterly, 53 (1974), 470-471.
- Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, "The Origins of Physiocracy," in The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, N.S., 2 (1976), 117-118.
- "Harold T. Parker, The Bureau of Commerce in 1781 and Its Policies with Respect to French Industry," in The Historian, 43 (1981), 268-269.
- "Claude-Frédéric Lévy, Capitalistes et pouvoir au siècle des lumières," vol. 3, in American Historical Review, 86 (1981), 599-600.
- "Nannerl O. Keohane, Philosophy and the State in France: The Renaissance to the Enlightenment," in Cithara, 21 (1981), 77-79.
- "Robert Louis Stein, The French Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century," in Eighteenth-Century Studies, 15 (1982), 470-473.
- "Jean-Pierre Poussou, Bordeaux et le Sud-Ouest au XVIIIe siècle," in Journal of Economic History, 44 (1984), 862-863.
- "Robert M. Jennings and Andrew P. Trout, The Tontine: From the Reign of Louis XIV to the French Revolution," in Journal of Economic History, 44 (1984), 1105.
- "Erica Harth, Ideology and Culture in Seventeenth-Century France," in The Historian, 47 (1985), 579.
- "Roland Mousnier, The Institutions of France under the Absolute Monarchy, 1598-1789. Vol. II: The Organs of State and Society," in Cithara, 25 (1985), 76-78.
- "Charles Tilly, The Contentious French: Four Centuries of Popular Struggle," in Cithara, 26 (1986), 60-61.
- "Gianni Vaggi, The Economics of François Quesnay, in American Historical Review, 94 (1989), 710-711.
Robert Louis Stein. The French Sugar Business in the Eighteenth Century," in American Historical Review, 95 (1990), 507-508.
- "Paul W. Bamford, Privilege and Profit: A Business Family in Eighteenth-Century France," in American Historical Review, 95 (1990), 1206.
- "Marcel Lachiver, Les Années de misère: La Famine au temps du Grand Roi," in American Historical Review, 99 (1994), 243-244.
- "Hilton L. Root, The Fountain of Privilege: Political Foundations of Markets in Old Regime France and England," in American Historical Review, 101 (1996), 474.
- "L.M. Cullen, The Brandy Trade under the Ancien Régime: Regional Specialisation in the Charente," in American Historical Review 104 (June 1999), 1003-1004.
- I have contributed over six dozen other signed book reviews to Library Journal, Choice, and The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography. The most recent are:
- "J.A. Leo Lemay, Benjamin Franklin," vols. 1 and 2, Library Journal, September 2006.
- "Craig Nelson, Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations," Library Journal, October 2007.
- Security Manager, ITT Service Industries Corporation, Columbus, Ohio, 1977-1978; supervision of approximately 50 security guards at Columbus International Airport and other sites.
- Director, St. Bonaventure University Summer Program at Oxford University, 1988-1993.
- Chair, Presidential Commission on Career Services, St. Bonaventure University, 1996.
- Department of History, St. Bonaventure University, acting chair, spring 1988, spring 1990; chair, 1996-2002.
- Chair of several university committees
Honors and Awards
- Full academic scholarship to Thomas More College, 1966-1970.
- National Defense Education Act Fellowship to the Ohio State University, 1970-1973.
- Research Scholarship from the French Government, 1974-1975.
- Research Grant from the Graduate School of the Ohio State University, 1974-1975.
- Travel Grant from the Canadian Historical Association, 1978.
- Research Grant from the Centre Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Européennes, 1980.
- Gilbert Chinard Research Scholarship from the Institut français de Washington, 1981.
- Grants-in-Aid from the American Philosophical Society, 1981, 1985.
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Travel to Collections Grant, 1986.
- President, New York State Association of European Historians, 1986.
- Summer Research Fellowship from St. Bonaventure University, 1988, 1994, 1998.
- St. Bonaventure University Faculty Recognition Award for Professional Excellence, 1994.
- Faculty Research Grants from St. Bonaventure University, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005.
- Member, Research Travel Award Selection Committee, Society for French Historical Studies, 1997-2000.
- Recipient of Leo E. Keenan Faculty Appreciation Award, St. Bonaventure University, 2002.
Television and Radio
- Appearance on "Movies in Time with Sander Vanocur," The History Channel, initially broadcast Aug. 2, 1996, and repeated several times through 2000. Discussion of the film "John Paul Jones."
- Interview on BBC radio, England, July 24, 1998, about Rhodes Scholars.
- Appearance on C-SPAN’s “Book TV” to discuss book "Cowboys into Gentlemen." First broadcast on Nov. 28, 1998, and repeated several times thereafter.
- New York State Association of European Historians, 1979 to present; member of the Executive Committee, 1980-1982, 1986-1987; secretary, 1982-1984; vice president, 1984-1985; president, 1985-1986.
- Phi Alpha Theta, 1979 to present.
- Member of the National Student Paper Prize Committee, 1981-1988.
- American Historical Association, 1969 to present.
- Society for French Historical Studies, 1976 to present.
- American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1978 to present.
- Société française d'étude du dix-huitième siècle, 1985-1992
- Western Society for French History, 1980 to present
Papers and Conferences
- "The Creation of the French Council of Commerce in 1700," Ohio Academy of History, Columbus, April 24, 1976.
- "The French Council of Commerce, 1700-1715," American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1976.
- "French Colonies and the Conseil de Commerce Late in the Reign of Louis XIV," Canadian Historical Association, London, Ontario, May 30, 1978.
- "The French Economy in the Second Half of the Reign of Louis XIV," Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1980.
- "The Condition of France Late in the Reign of Louis XIV: The Case of Marseilles," New York State Association of European Historians, Rochester, Sept. 27, 1980.
- Presided at a panel of papers on modern European history, Phi Alpha Theta, New York City, Dec. 30, 1979.
- Presided at a panel of papers on early modern British history, Phi Alpha Theta, Elmira, N.Y., April 19, 1980.
- Program chair and host, Phi Alpha Theta regional meeting, St. Bonaventure University, March 28, 1981.
- Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, New York State Association of European Historians, St. Bonaventure University, Oct. 9-10, 1981.
- Commentator, session entitled "Capital Formation, Mining Engineering and Professional Consciousness in Sixteenth to Nineteenth-Century Europe," Duquesne History Forum, Pittsburgh, Oct. 12, 1981.
- "French Manufacturers in the Old Regime: Who Controlled Whom?" Phi Alpha Theta, St. Louis, Dec. 28, 1981.
- "The Failure of the Anglo-French Treaty of Commerce of 1713: The View from France," New York State Association of European Historians, Buffalo, Oct. 8, 1983.
- "English and French Trade after the Treaty of Utrecht: The Missions of Anisson and Fénellon in London," Western Society for French History, Riverside, Calif., Nov. 4, 1983.
- Presided at panel of papers entitled "Bourbon Diplomacy before and after the Revolution," Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Tallahassee, Fla., Feb. 28, 1986.
- Chairman, Program and Local Arrangements Committee, Regional Meeting of Phi Alpha Theta, St. Bonaventure, N.Y., April 19, 1986.
- Chairman, Program Committee, annual meeting of the New York State Association of European Historians, Syracuse, N.Y., Oct. 17-18, 1986.
- "Merchants, Manufacturers, and Mercantilism in Old Regime France," Lowell Conference on Industrial History, Lowell, Mass., Oct. 31, 1986.
- "Louis XIV's Absolutism Viewed Through the Lens of Economic History," Centre for Seventeenth-Century Studies, University of Durham, England, July 9, 1987.
- Chair and commentator in a session entitled "Protoindustrialization," New York State Association of European Historians, Geneseo, N.Y., Oct. 17, 1987.
- Commentator in a session titled "The French Revolution and the Peasantry," International Consortium on the French Revolution, Washington D.C., May 2, 1989.
- Chair and commentator in a session titled "Noble Values in the Ancient Regime," New York State Association of European Historians," Niagara Falls, Sept. 23, 1989.
- Commentator in a session titled "Consumer Choice in the 18th and 19th Centuries," Western Society for French History, New Orleans, Oct. 20, 1989.
- "French History as Written on both Sides of the Atlantic: A Comparative Analysis," Society for French Historical Studies, Columbus, Ohio, March 30, 1990.
- "French-American Trade in the Revolutionary Era: A Case Study in Hopes and Illusions." Society for French Historical Studies, Chico, Calif., March 20, 1993.
- "The Yanks Invade Oxford: The First American Rhodes Scholars." New York State Association of European Historians, West Point, N.Y., Sept. 29, 1996.
- “Making Good History from Bad Films.” Conference on Teaching with Films: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cinema Studies, Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 16, 1999.
- “Marseille: France’s Window on the Mediterranean in the Seventeenth Century.” Society for French Historical Studies, Tempe, Ariz., April 1, 2000.
- Participation in many other history conferences.
Non-Teaching Assignments at St. Bonaventure University
- Faculty Moderator, History Club, 1979-1989
- Faculty Moderator, Sigma Gamma Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta, 1979 to present
- Chair, University Faculty Awards Committee, 1981-1982
- Chair, Search Committee for Dean of Graduate Studies, 1981-1982
- Member, Department of History Curriculum Committee, 1979 to present
- Member, Department of History Comprehensive Examination Committee, 1979-1983
- Member, Faculty-Student-Staff Interaction Committee, 1981-1983
- Creator and Editor, Department of History Alumni Newsletter, 1982-1984
- Member, University Founders Day Committee, 1982-1983
- Adviser to students with undeclared majors, 1984-present
- Chair, Graduate Academic Review Committee, 1984-1986, 1996-1998
- Member, Ad-hoc Committee on Sponsored Research, 1983
- Member, University Curriculum Review Committee, 1985-1986
- Member, Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee, 1987
- Member, University Arbitration Board, 1986-1992
- Member, Faculty Capital Campaign Committee, 1987-1989
- Creator and Editor of The St. Bonaventure University Trivia Book, 1987
- Member, Faculty Senate's Status Committee, 1988-1989
- Member, Francis Week Committee, 1989-1990
- Host and Organizer for residence on campus of Robert Lax, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Fall 1990
- Member, Campus Recycling Committee, 1991-1993
- Member, Humanities Curriculum Committee, 1992-1993
- Director, Office of Graduate Fellowships, 1993-1997
- Division of Arts Representative on the Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee, 1994-1996
- Member, Graduate School Council, 1984-1986, 1995-1997
- Member, Search Committee for Vice President for University Advancement, Fall 2001
- Summer Orientation Advisor, 1996 to present
- Chair, Orientation and Assessment Committee for Clare College course 103, 2001-02
- Member, Search Committee, Dean of Arts and Sciences, 2002-03
- University Representative, Five College Committee, 2002 to present
- Faculty Advisor, The Bonavoyageurs, 2004 to present
President, Friends of the Library of Olean, N.Y., 1981-1982.
Member, Sesquicentennial History Committee, Allegany, N.Y., 1981.
Final Judge, Student Essay Contest, New York State Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1981-1983.
Co-Chairman, Program Committee, Allegany Area Historical Association, 1982-1990.
Member, Board of Directors, Eldred, Pennsylvania, World War II Museum, 1997-1999.
Numerous speeches, slide shows, and other presentations in high schools, elementary schools, Rotary Clubs, local historical societies, and other civic organizations.
Grant writer, Ischua Volunteer Fire Department, 2006. Won grant of over $200,000 for a new fire truck.
Volunteer at High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding Center, Sardinia, N.Y., 2007 to present.