Todd Michney

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 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 has sat on the board of the Urban History Association and 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 DILAC grants from 2016-19 to digitize the Ivan Allen Mayoral Papers and develop a customized search interface for the collection.  He has thrice taught a Serve-Learn-Sustain-affiliated Honors Program course entitled “Semester in the City: Engaging Westside Communities,” which involved partnering with organizations like the Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council, Emerald Corridor Foundation, and Grove Park Foundation.

  • 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
Research Fields:
  • Global Cities and Urban Society
  • U.S. Society and Politics/Policy Perspectives
  • United States
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Digital Humanities
  • HIST-2112: United States since 1877
  • HTS-2013: Modern America
  • HTS-3005: Amer Environmental Hist
  • HTS-3006: United States Labor Hist
  • HTS-3011: City in American Hist
  • HTS-4091: Seminar Global Issues