Todd Michney

Visiting Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
  • Center for Urban Innovation
  • Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
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Todd M. Michney is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of History and Sociology who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota.  He focuses on African American history, urban history, and the history of race and ethnicity. Dr. Michney’s publications include articles in the Journal of Social History, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Planning History, and Reviews in American History. He is finalizing his book manuscript, Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980 (University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming March 2017), and 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 is on the research team at the Center for Urban Innovation and in Spring 2015 he won a Serve-Learn-Sustain Public Service Pathway grant for his Honors Program course, “Semester in the City: Engaging Westside Communities,” in which he partnered with the Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council.

  • 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