Department of History

Edward K. Muller

  • Professor Emeritus


Urban History
Historical Geography
History of Planning


History of the American City
History of Pittsburgh
Evolution of the American Landscape
Writing Seminar for Majors
History Honors Seminar

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1972

Representative Publications

An Uncommon Passage: Traveling through History on the Great Allegheny Passage, editor, University of Pittsburgh, 2009.

Before Renaissance: Planning in Pittsburgh, 1889-1943 (with John F. Bauman), University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.

DeVoto’s West: History, Conservation, and the Public Good, an edited collection, Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 2005.

North America: The Historical Geography of a Changing Continent, coeditor, Rowman and Littlefield, second edition 2001.

Research Interests

Pittsburgh: A Popular History with Rob Ruck, University of Pittsburgh Press.

John Ormsbee Simonds: Landscape Architect and Planner