Todd Michney

Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
  • Center for Urban Innovation
  • Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
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404-894-6828
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Overview

Todd M. Michney is an  Assistant Professor in the School of History and Sociology who focuses on urban history, digital history, African American history, and the history of race and ethnicity. Dr. Michney is the author of Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017), as well as articles in the Journal of Social HistoryJournal of Urban HistoryJournal of Planning History, and Reviews in American History. His current research interests include black building tradesmen and the extent of African American access to New Deal mortgage supports. Michney sits on the board of the Urban History Association and has twice served as an NEH grant evaluator. At Georgia Tech, he was on the research team at the Center for Urban Innovation from 2015-17 and won a DILAC grant with Professor Emeritus Ronald Bayor to digitize the Ivan Allen Mayoral Papers.  He has twice taught a Serve-Learn-Sustain-affiliated Honors Program course entitled “Semester in the City: Engaging Westside Communities,” which involved partnereing organizations like the Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council and the Emerald Corridor Foundation.

Education:
  • Ph.D. in U.S. History, University of Minnesota
  • M.A. in U.S. History, University of Minnesota
  • B.A. in History, Case Western Reserve University