American Historical Association

Scot McFarlane is a researcher for the AHA’s Mapping the Landscape of Secondary History Education project. Prior to joining the AHA, Scot taught history at the collegiate and high school level, served as an inaugural research scholar for Historic New England’s Recovering New England’s Voices initiative, and founded the Oxbow History Company. He received a PhD in American history from Columbia University and a BA from Bowdoin College. As a river historian, Scot has led river history paddles, developed a widely used website on the history of rivers, collaborated with conservationists, and published several articles on our relationship to waterways in Down East, Environmental History, and the Journal of Slavery & Abolition.