Professor of History and
Chair, Department of History
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
BA, 1985, MA, 1987, PhD, 1991, University of Cincinnati
Professor Lindenmeyer's research and teaching focus on U.S. social history with an emphasis on public policy, the history of childhood, and women and gender during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. She also researches and writes on Maryland history. She is the author of The Greatest Generation Grows Up: American Childhood and Youth in the 1930s, and A Right to Childhood: The U.S. Children's Bureau and Child Welfare, 1912-1946. She is editor of Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: Women in American History, and co-editor with Andrew Kersten for Politics and Progress: American Society and the State since 1865. Professor Lindenmeyer's publications also include chapters in anthologies: “The Federal Government and Child Health” in Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health: A Historical Handbook and Guide and Rebels without a Cause?: Renegotiating the American 1950s. She was Fulbright Senior Scholar at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg for 2004-2005, is a past president of H-Net, and past-president of the Society for the History of Children and Youth. Professor Lindenmeyer holds an affiliate appointment Public Policy and in Gender and Women's Studies. She is the 2007-2010 Kauffman Entrepreneurship Fellow for UMBC’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.