Michael Fein joined the faculty at Johnson & Wales University in 2007, where he teaches courses on history, government and critical thought. He has been active in the Honors Program, serving as director from 2011 until 2013. His continuing research focuses on the relationship between transportation and American political development, and he is currently at work on a history of the politics of American infrastructure in the late-twentieth century United States.
Fein is the author of Paving the Way: New York Road Building and the American State, 1880-1956, published by University Press of Kansas, and “Tunnel Vision: ‘Invisible’ Highways and Boston’s ‘Big Dig’ in the Age of Privatization”, which appeared in the Journal of Planning History.
Fein has taught courses in American political, economic and social history at Babson College, Brandeis University and Lesley University.