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Chris Joseph Magoc, American history professor, writer.


Magoc, Chris Joseph was born on August 1, 1960 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Stephen Joseph and Frances Judith Uhric Magoc.


Doctor of Philosophy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1993.


Executive director Allegheny Kiski Valley History Society, Tarentum, 1994—1997. Professor United States and environmental history Mercyhurst College, Erie, since 1998. Consultant Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Philadelphia, since 1995.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (history monograph) Yellowstone: The Creation and Selling of an American Landscape, 1870-1903 (CHOICE, Outstanding Academy Title, 2000), (environmental history anthology) So Glorious a Landscape, (history reference volume) Major Issues in American Environmental History.


Vice president Leadership Alle Kiski Valley, New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 1994—1996. Founding member Green Building Alliance Northwest PA, Erie, since 2006. State director Nuclear Freeze Campaign, Harrisburg, 1984—1987.

Organizer United States Student Association, 1980—1985, Bob Edgar United States Senatorial Campaign, Harrisburg, 1986—1986, Powder River Basin Resource Council, Sheridan, Wyoming, 1985—1986. Director Flagship Niagara League, Erie, 2000—2006, Lake Erie Region Conservancy, since 2004. Founder Mercyhurst College Green team, since 2000.

Member of Green Building Alliance (regional founding member), American Society for Environmental History, National Council on Public History, American Studies Association.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, playing guitar, writing, travel.


Married Mary Ellen Held, October 11, 1986. Children: Ethan Francis, Caroline Ellen.

Stephen Joseph

Frances Judith Uhric Magoc

Mary Ellen Held

Ethan Francis Magoc

Caroline Ellen Magoc