A pioneer in the application of new technologies to history teaching and research, Steven Mintz is a prize-winning author and teacher. A specialist in the history of families and children, he is the author and editor of 13 books, including Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood , which received awards from the Association of American Publishers, the Organization of American Historians, and the Texas Institute of Letters. His Digital History website, which is used by 150,000 users a week, has been named one of the Top 5 websites in U.S. history and is included on the National Endowment for the Humanities EdSitement list of exemplary online resources in the humanities.
A former fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and past president of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online, he has taught at Columbia University, where he also directed the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Center; the University of Houston, where he was the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of History; and at Harvard University's Extension, Oberlin College, Pepperdine University, and Universitat-GH-Siegen in Germany.
A widely recognized authority on childhood and adolescence, he is past president of the Society for the History of Children and Youth and the former chair of the Council on Contemporary Families. He is frequently quoted on family-related issues in The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal , and Washington Post .