University Of Southern Mississippi, Department of History, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Associate Professor, American Cultural History. Summer 2011-present.
Affiliated Faculty, Women's Studies Program. Fall 2010-present.
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Undergraduate Research, Fall 2012-present.
University Of Southern Mississippi, Honors College, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Director, University Forum. Summer 2015-present.
University Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ph.D. in History, 2005.
Dissertation Title: Turning the Tables: American Restaurant Culture and the Rise of the Middle Class, 1880-1920
Primary Advisors: Dr. Donna Gabaccia, University of Minnesota;
Dr. Paula Baker, Ohio State University
Fields: United States since 1865, Cultural History, Western Europe
Ph.D. Certificate in Cultural Studies, 2005.
Master of Arts in History, 1997.
Master’s Papers: Victims of Victory: Gold Star Wives and Widow’s Rights; Sustaining Ethnicity: Pittsburgh’s Parochial Schools, 1900-1960
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts.
Bachelor of Arts in History, 1991. Summa cum honore en thesi.
Undergraduate Thesis: “Whose Feet Shall You Wash?” Arab-American Immigration and Assimilation in Lawrence, Massachusetts from 1880-1945
Turning the Tables: The American Middle Class and the Decline of the Aristocratic Restaurant, 1880-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. Recipient of the 2012 James Beard Book Award for Reference and Scholarship and Finalist for the 2012 IACP Book Award for Culinary History and the 2009 Ryan Dixon Manuscript Award.
Restaurant Culture. The Routledge History of American Foodways, edited by Jennifer Jensen Wallach, Lindsey R. Swindal, and Michael D. Wise. Routledge, 2016.
The Nation before Taste: The Challenges of American Culinary History. The Public Historian 34, no. 2 (Spring 2012), 53-78. Honorable Mention for the 2013 G. Wesley Johnson Award.
Dining in High Chairs: Children and the American Restaurant Industry, 1900-1950. Food & History 7, no. 3 (2009): 69-94.
The Tipping Point. Tufts Magazine 39, no. 3 (Summer 2012), 28-31.
Select Grants and Awards
G. Wesley Johnson Award Honorable Mention, National Council on Public History, 2013.
Named for the founding editor of The Public Historian, this award recognizes the most outstanding articles appearing in the NCPH journal in the past year.
James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, James Beard Foundation, 2012.
James Beard Awards are given each year to recognize excellence in food writing and journalism. They are considered the highest non-academic awards for culinary scholarship.
Senior Faculty Research Award, College of Arts and Letters, University of Southern Mississippi, 2012.
The award recognizes one tenured faculty member each year in the College of Arts and Letters who has a demonstrated record of outstanding research.
Scholarly and Creative Research Award, College of Arts and Letters, University of Southern Mississippi, 2012.
The award, which included a course release and travel funds, is granted on the potential of a research project to enhance scholarship in a discipline.
IACP Book Award for Culinary History Finalist, International Association of Culinary Professionals, 2012.
Humanities Teacher Award. University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Humanities Council, 2011.
Schlesinger Library Research Grant. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Summer 2010.
Travel award to support archival research at the Schlesinger Library.
Ryan Dixon Manuscript Award Finalist. New York State Historical Association, 2009.
The award recognizes the best manuscript relating to New York State history.
Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award. University of Southern Mississippi, 2008-2009.
The award provides recipients with financial support for research. Approximately ten awards are granted across the University each year.
Cultural Studies Predoctoral Fellowship. University of Pittsburgh, 2002-2003.
One of two recipients of a year-long fellowship supporting dissertation research and writing.
Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship. University of Pittsburgh, 2001-2002.
Year-long fellowship supporting dissertation research and writing.
K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. American Association for Higher Education, Spring 2001.
One of seven annual recipients of a national award recognizing leadership and innovation in teaching.
Select Media Appearances and References
Backstory featured an interview with Andrew as part of an episode on the Middling Sort. You can also check out the full interview about tipping and the middle class.
Andrew was featured in a Freakonomics broadcast. Check it out at There's No Such Thing as a Free Appetizer.
Andrew made a brief appearance on Marketplace to discuss tipping baristas.