John F. Bauman (b. 1938) received his doctorate from Rutgers: The State University in 1969.  He is Professor Emeritus of History at California University of Pennsylvania and holds or has held visiting professorships at the University of Pittsburgh, the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine, and Bowdoin College.  He is the author of Public Housing, Race, and Renewal: Urban Planning in Philadelphia, 1920-1974 (1987); (with Thomas H. Coode) People, Poverty and Politics: Pennsylvanians and the Great Depression (1981);  (with Thomas H. Coode) In the Eye of the Great Depression: New Deal Reporters and the Agony of the American People (1988); (edited with Roger Biles and Kristin Szlyvian) From Tenements to the Taylor Homes: In Search of an Urban Housing Policy in Twentieth Century America (2006); (with Edward K. Muller) Before Renaissance: Planning in Pittsburgh, 1880-1943  (2006); and Gateway to Vacationland: Making Portland, Maine  (2011).