National Service

Executive Committee, the William James Society, 2005-

Referee, Philosophy, Science, and Religion for Division of Research Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2005

Guest editor, Streams of William James, for special issues on Varieties of Religion Experience, 2002

Member, Advisory Committee, "The Visionary Perspective of George Inness," exhibit proposed at the National Academy of Design, 2001

Reviewer for Journal of American History, 2001

Manuscript Reviewer for Rowman and Littlefield, 2001

Reviewer, Committee on Tenure and Promotion, Harvard Divinity School, 2001

Chair, Forum for the History of Human Science, 2000-2002

Academic Advisor, History of American Philosophy section, Thoemmes Press, 2000-

Task Force Member, Religion, Nature, and Science section, The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, Bron Taylor and Jeffery Kaplan, eds. (Continuum), 2000-

Reviewer for the journal History of Psychology, 2000

Manuscript Reviewer for Harvard University Press, 1999

Referee for the National Science Foundation, 1998

Referee on a Collaborative Research Grant Proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1998

Reviewer for the journal History of Psychology, 1998

Reviewer for the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 1998

Reviewer for University of Arkansas Press, 1998

Commentator at the session, "Critical Public Intellectuals," American Studies Association meeting, 1997

Reviewer for the Journal of Religious History, 1996

Reader, new American history college text, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995

Member, Dissertation Prize Committee, Forum for the History of Human Science, 1994

Chair and commentator on session, "Toward a History of Swedenborg's Impact on Nineteenth-Century Culture," American Academy of Religion meeting, 1993

Organizer of conference sessions:

  • Organization of American Historians, 2005
  • History of Science Society, 2000
  • American Historical Association, 1999
  • Organization of American Historians, 1992 and 1999
  • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, 1997
  • American Studies Association, 1996
  • American Academy of Religion, 1991-1996
  • History of Science Society, 1990 and 1992
  • Cherion, the International Society for the History of the Behavioral & Social Sciences, 1988
  • California American Studies Association, 1988
  • Florida Teachers of History, 1988

Editorial consultant for new United States History textbook, Harcourt Brace Jonanovich, Publishers, 1988-1989

Panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipends in American History, 1991

Journalists' interviews on topics relating to history, religion, and popular culture, 1991-

Lecturer, Honors Program, Rutgers University, Camden, 1987, 1992

  • core group member and conference participant, 1984-1989