Steven Conn is the W. E. Smith Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio. Previously he was a member of the history department at Ohio State University. He teaches intellectual, cultural, urban, and public history. He is also the founding editor of the monthly online magazine, Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. He is the author of five monographs, including Americans against the City: Anti-urbanism in the Twentieth Century (2014) and Do Museums Still Need Objects? (2010), and the editor of To Promote the General Welfare: The Case for Big Government (2012) and Building the Nation: Americans Write about Their Architecture, Their Cities, and Their Landscape (2003). He has taught and lectured on four continents.
- Cultural and Intellectual History of American Cities
- Museums and Their Role in American Life, Past, Present, Future
- Public History and Its Roles Inside and Outside the History Profession
- Reckless Minds: European Ideas in American Politics
- The Love-Hate Relationship that Americans Have with the State
- The Role of "Big Government" in American Life