Scott Randolph

Associate Professor, Business Admin
Business Administration


P: 909.748.8536

Office: Business Administration, Duke Hall

Degrees: Ph.D. in History, Purdue University, 2009; History, The University of Akron, 2002; B.A. in History, Rutgers University, 1993

Courses Offered

  • BUS 226: The Rise of American Capitalism, 1865 – 1932

  • BUS 361: Ethical Dilemmas in Business

Areas of Research

  • The Culture of Capitalism

  • Transportation history with an emphasis on railways

  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era American history

  • Regulation and the Administrative State

  • Railway Labor

Previous Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of History
Armstrong Atlantic State University, 2009–2011

  • History 4030: Seminar in American History

  • History 3770: American History 1917 to 1960

  • History 2112: Survey in American History after 1865

  • History 2000: Ethics and Values in History

  • History 1112: World Civilizations 1500 to the Present

  • History 1111: World Civilizations to 1500

Lecturer/Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Wyoming, 2008–2009

  • History 4990: Special Topics–Research in American Business History

  • History 4990: Special Topics–Railways as American History

  • History 4480/5480: Growth of Modern America, 1929–1960

  • History 4470/5470: Birth of Modern America, 1890–1929

  • History 1221: United States 1865 to the Present

Graduate Instructor
Purdue University 2004 – 2010

  • History 467: The Emergence of Modern America, 1877–1932

  • History 152: United States 1877 to the Present

Selected Fellowships and Grants

  • Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship for Individual Research, 2006

  • Hagley Museum and Library Grant-in-Aid, 2006

  • Scholar-in-Residence Grant at the Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2006

  • Hill Research Grant from the James J. Hill Reference Library, 2006

  • Fellowship Grant in American Transportation History and the History of the West, Mercantile Library, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2005

Conference Presentations

  • "Cold, Coal, Cars, and North Dakota: Railroads and the Winter of 1906-1907," Northern Great Plains History Conference, Grand Forks, ND, 15 October 2010

  • "Railroads and the Value of Property: The Presidents' Commission on Interchange of Freight Cars, 1908-1909," Business History Conference Annual Meeting, Athens, GA, 27 March 2010

  • "The Madden Bill and the Fight for Reciprocal Demurrage: Farmers, the Railroads, and Car Service, 1900 to 1910," Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting, Little Rock, AR, 20 June 2009

  • "The Dilemma of Car Service: Markets, Manipulation and Oversight in Railway Interchange 1902–1923," Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, 28–31 March 2008 (panel co-organizer)

  • "Playing by the Rules: Car Service, Private Action, and the Meaning of Exchange in the American Railway Industry, 1902–1917," at the Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE, 1–3 March 2007

  • "Missing the Forest for the Trees: Railway Executives and the Specter of the State in a Time of Economic Transformation, 1952–1960," at the Social Science History Association meeting, Portland, OR, 3–5 November 2005

  • "Pain, Injury, and Loss: 1930s Railway Claim Records and the Meaning of Work," at the Center for Working-Class Studies Conference, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 21 May 2005 (panel co-organizer)

  • "'The necessities of war may teach us what is advantageous for peace,' Hope, Conflict and Negotiation: The Railway Industry's Internal Dialogue during the Transportation Crisis of 1917," at the Social Science History Association meeting, Chicago, IL, 20 November 2004

  • "Sentiment and Safety: Railway Workers Confront Work and Unemployment During the Great Depression," at the North American Labor History Conference meeting, Wright State University, Detroit, MI, 23 October 2004 (panel co-organizer)

  • "Bums, Boilermakers, and the Boob-oise: The Meaning of Work and Unemployment in Industrial Ohio During the 1930s," at the Ohio Academy of History, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH, 16–17 April 2004 (panel co-organizer)

  • "Tramps, Trainmen, and Travelers: Work, Conflict and Identity during the Great Depression" at the Indiana Association of Historians meeting, Indianapolis University, Indianapolis, IN, 27–28 February 2004

Public Lectures

  • "The Response of the Roosevelt Administration to the Holocaust," for the University of Wyoming Hillel Association, 11 November 2009

  • "Private Efforts, Public Failure: The Transportation Crisis of 1917 through the eyes of the Pennsylvania Railroad," at the offices of the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission, Harrisburg, 2 November 2006

  • "Transportation Heritage and Conservation: Archival Theory and Practice in the Erie Lackawanna Historical Society Collection," at the 90th Annual Purdue Road School, Purdue University, 11 March 2004

  • "An Introduction to the Erie Lackawanna Historical Society Collection at the University of Akron Archival Services." Erie Lackawanna Historical Society Convention, Girard, OH, 20 September 2003

Selected Publications and Reviews

  • ''A Most Magnificent Machine: America Adopts the Railroad, 1825–1862," by Craig Miner. "Annals of Iowa" v. 70 no. 3 (Summer 2011), 262–264

  • "Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century," by Linda Niemann and Joel Jenson. "Technology and Culture" v. 52, (July 2011), 637–638

  • "Good, Reliable, White Men: Railroad Brotherhoods, 1877–1917," by Paul Michel Taillon. "Railroad History" 203 (Fall–Winter 2010), 85–86

  • Entries: "Adamson Act," "Erdman Act," and "Railway Labor Acts, 1920–1934," in Eric Arnesen, Leon Fink, et al, eds., "Encyclopedia of U. S. Labor and Working Class History," 3 vols., New York: Routledge, 2007

  • "The Hook and Eye: A History of the Iowa Central Railway", by Don L. Hofsommer. "Railroad History" 195 (Fall–Winter 2006), 102

  • "Twisted Rails, Sunken Ships: The Rhetoric of Nineteenth Century Steamboat and Railroad Accident Investigation Reports," 1833–1879, by R. John Brockmann. "Railroad History" 194 (Spring–Summer 2006), 107

  • "Home on the Rails: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity," by Amy G. Richter. "Railroad History" 193 (Fall–Winter 2005), 84–85

  • "American Steam on Australian Rails," by David Burke. "Railroad History" 192 (Spring–Summer 2005), 99–100

  • "The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad," by Robert E. Mohowski. "Railroad History" 190 (Spring–Summer 2004), 125–126

  • "Travel By Train: The American Railroad Poster, 1870–1950," by Michael E. Zega and John E. Gruber. "Railroad History" 188 (Spring–Summer 2003), 119

  • "Katy Northwest: The Story of a Branch Line Railroad," by Donovan L. Hofsommer. "Railroad History" 183 (Fall–Winter 2000), 130–131

Other Selected Professional Experience

  • On-line Editor, H-Net/H-SHGAPE, January 2009–present

  • Associate Archivist and Curator of the Collection: Erie Lackawanna Historical Society Collection (held at Cleveland State University), May 1998–present

  • Reader: AP American History, 2009–present