Edward McCarron is originally from Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Maine, but over the years he has lived in a variety of places – ranging from the Florida Panhandle to a rural village in southeast Ireland. Perhaps for this reason, his research interests have focused on place, community, and the historical landscape, especially viewed through the lens and contours of Irish immigrant communities. He is currently working on a historical atlas of the Nore Tidewater region of County Kilkenny – a river valley that has witnessed an ebb and flow of migration over the centuries.
His research and teaching interests are focused in several broad areas. These include the history of colonial America, social history, Irish history, and Irish-America.
- Ph.D. U.S. History (1992) University of New Hampshire
- M.A. U.S. History (1982) Florida State University
- B.A. History (1978) Drew University
- American Nation I (HIS 281)
- American Nation II (HIS 282)
- Colonial America (HIS 301)
- Crosscurrents and Connections: Encounters in the Atlantic World (HIS 100/FYS 120)
- Irish American Experience (HIS 205)
- Ireland from Colony to Nation State (HIS 214)
- United States History Seminar (HIS 330)