The Department of History
Thomas R. Heinrich
American business and industrial history
Phone: (646) 312-4320
Thomas R. Heinrich teaches American business and industrial history. Born and raised in Germany, he received his B.A. equivalent in Modern European History from Bielefeld University and in 1988 graduated from SUNY Buffalo with an M.A. degree in American social history. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 with a dissertation on the history of the shipbuilding industry. His book, Ships for the Seven Seas: Philadelphia Shipbuilding in the Age of Industrial Capitalism (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997), received the John Lyman Book Award for the best study in science and technology from the North American Society for Oceanic History.
Before joining Baruch’s history department in 1998, Heinrich worked as a historical consultant in Washington, D.C. Prof. Heinrich is currently studying the history of Silicon Valley, semiconductors, and military contracting in the Electronics Industry, as well as working on a history of Kimberly-Clark, a major chemical company.