Profile: Thomas McCabe

Part-time Lecturer

Department of History

Research Interests: Metropolitan History; American Catholic Studies; History of Sport.

Tom McCabe is a Visiting Professor in the History Department at Rutgers University-Newark. The award-winning teacher and author teaches surveys in U.S. History, History of Newark, and History of Soccer. McCabe received his PhD in American History from Rutgers University in 2006, and his history of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, an over 140-year-old Catholic prep school in Newark, was published by Fordham University Press in 2010. Miracle on High Street documents the rise, fall and resurrection of one of Newark’s venerable educational institutions, and in the process the book deals with race and religion, class and ethnicity in the American city. Currently, he is working on a history of soccer in the West Hudson (Kearny, Harrison, and Newark).

  • Courses Taught

    History of Newark

    Global History of Soccer

    Race and Ethnicity in America, Since 1877

    History of the United States, I and II

    History of Cities and Suburbs in American History

  • Education

    Ph.D., Rutgers

  • Publications

    Miracle on High Street: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. (Fordham University Press, 2011).

  • Expertise

    Metropolitan History; American Catholic Studies; History of Sport.