Christopher P. Loss
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education
Affiliated Faculty, Department of History
PhD, History, University of Virginia, 2007
PhD, Education, University of Virginia, 2007
20th Century U.S. political, social, and intellectual history; U.S. higher education and educational policy history; war and society; social science; and American political development.
Office Hours: On leave 2012-2013, Fall 2013 Thursdays, 11 am - 1 pm
Office: 205D Payne Hall, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
Personal website: http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/x7509.xml
Curriculum vitae: Christopher P. Loss CV
Christopher P. Loss is a historian of the twentieth century United States who specializes in the political, social, and policy history of U.S. higher education. His publications include peer-reviewed articles and essays in the Journal of American History, the Journal of Policy History, the History of Education Quarterly, and History of Psychology, among others.
He is co-editor of a special issue of History of Psychology (Aug. 2011) on Psychology, Politics, and Public Policy. He is author of Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the Twentieth Century (Princeton University Press in 2012), winner of the 2013 American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award. Loss has been awarded a 2012-13 Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This is to support his current book project, Front and Center: Academic Expertise and its Challengers in the Post-1945 U.S. This book project will examine the challenges to academic expertise in the post-World War II United States. In 2010 Loss won Peabody College’s Excellence for Classroom Teaching Award.
LPO 3464 – PhD Seminar on the History of U.S. Higher Education
LPO 3460 – 20th Century U.S. Higher Education Policy History
LPO 3800 – Nature and Function of American Higher Education
HOD 1800 – Introduction to U.S. Public Policy