Eric holds a Ph.D. in History from American University in Washington D.C. and a Masters of Education from University of Vermont with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction.  For over a decade, he has provided historical, intellectual and creative context for films, educational initiatives and public history projects. 

A deeply critical thinker, Eric believes that the only way to effectively solve a complex problem is to trace it to its roots.  In early 2008, he became the Principal Researcher for Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States, a 12-hour documentary series (and companion book) that aired on Showtime and Sky Atlantic.  The series analyzed and critiqued American foreign policy and domestic politics from McKinley to Obama.  After it aired in 2013, Eric conceptualized, designed and implemented the Untold History Education Project, a website, educational outreach and social media program that connects teachers, community activists and the general public to a wide array of historical teaching tools.  Eric has also conducted research, developed curriculum and managed educational outreach for a variety of other projects, including The Road to Little Rock and Parents of the Revolution.

Eric taught American History at the University of Baltimore from 2007 through 2013.  There, he designed and implemented 14 unique history courses including The Wire: Baltimore and the Urban Crisis, History of American Sexuality, American Urban History and Living With the Bomb: Social, Political and Cultural Implications of Modern War.  His work on the culture of the Cold War has been published in prominent national and international journals, including the Hamburg Institute for Social Research’s Angst im Kalten Krieg (Fear in the Cold War) and the Journal of Urban History (early 2015).

Eric has also been instrumental in planning and executing a wide variety of nationally and internationally recognized public history projects including American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute, University of Baltimore’s Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth conference and the Baltimore National Heritage Area’s Hidden History digital QR code project.

Eric currently lives near Washington D.C. with his wife and daughter.


Expertise and interview


Passion: History