Department of History

Marcy J Ladson

  • Visiting Lecturer

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A. History, University of Pittsburgh

Representative Publications

Ladson, Marcy. “Palimpsest: Natural Gas and the Layers of Pennsylvania’s Energy Landscape,” Ohio Valley History 17, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 52-70.

Black, Brian C., Anne Norton Greene and Marcy Ladson. “Review Essay:

Energy in Pennsylvania History” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 139, no. 3 (October 2015): 264-289.

Black, Brian C. and Marcy Ladson, "The Legacy of Extraction: Reading Patterns and Ethics in Pennsylvania's Landscape of Energy," Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 79, no. 4 (Autumn 2012): 377-394.

Research Interests

I write about the social and environmental impact of energy extraction in the mid-Atlantic and Appalachia, especially concerning natural gas drilling and how it has affected rural Pennsylvania. I also examine energy history in global context. My current projects include the book based my dissertation “We Didn’t Start the Fire: Natural Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania Before the Marcellus Boom,” and another work on energy in world history.