PhD Yale University
BA Yale College
Warren Goldstein is Professor of History and Chair of the History Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hartford. The 2006 recipient of the James E. and Frances W. Bent Award for Scholarly Creativity, Dr. Goldstein holds his B.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. He is currently completing a book with renowned MIT astrophysicist Walter Lewin entitled For the Love of Physics, which will appear in May 2011.
He is the author of four previous books: Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball. Originally published by Cornell University Press in 1989, Playing for Keeps won the North American Society for Sport History Book Award in 1990, and was published by Barnes and Noble as A History of Early Baseball in 2000. It has been in print continuously since 1989, and in 2009 came out in a 20th Anniversary edition. With Elliott Gorn, A Brief History of American Sports (Hill and Wang, 1993, Univ. of Illinois, 2006) William Sloane Coffin, Jr.: A Holy Impatience (Yale, 2004), the first biography of the longtime Chaplain of Yale University, Senior Minister at Riverside Church, and internationally renowned civil rights and peace activist. Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Families, co-authored with Christopher Gabrieli (Jossey-Bass, 2008) Goldstein has received major fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Louisville Institute, as well as Cardin and Vincent Coffin grants at the University of Hartford.
A longstanding contributor to op-ed pages, magazines, and book reviews, Goldstein’s essays about history, higher education, religion, politics, crime, and sports have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, Boston Globe, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, the Nation, Christian Century, Commonweal, the Times Literary Supplement, Tikkun, and the Yale Alumni Magazine. He blogs about sports and politics for The Huffington Post.