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.
- B.A., Drew University
- M.A., Florida State University
- Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
- American Nation I
- American Nation II
- Colonial America
- Ireland: From Colony to Nation State
- Irish-American Experience
- Senior Research Seminar