Carnegie Mellon University

Steven Schlossman

Steven Schlossman

Professor, History


Steven Schlossman is a social and policy historian who specializes in a variety of 19th and 20th century U.S. history topics, including education, childhood and parenting; juvenile and criminal justice; the politics of military recruitment; and the history of sports – especially golf. His current research focuses on:

  • The history of the U.S. Open Championship, with special attention to the 1973 Open held at Oakmont Country Club, and the history of women’s amateur golf.
  • Policy controversies surrounding the military draft, the all-volunteer army and the experiences of gays, blacks and women in the armed services.
  • How juvenile courts and delinquency patterns evolved in the first half of the 20th century.
  • The history of homework as a divisive problem in American schooling from the 1820s through the present.  

For an interview, email Shilo Rea or call her at 412-268-6094.