Recent American History, especially civil rights, new right and new left
Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, Summer 2013
Professional Service and Leadership Award, York College, 2012
Faculty Recognition Award, 2002
Fulbright Academic Specialist Award, 1993
The Great Uprising: Race Riots in Urban America During the 1960s. (New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)
The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest: New Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle in America. Edited by Jeffrey Littlejohn, Reginald Ellis, and Peter B. Levy. (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2018)
United States History: Modern America, rev. ed. (Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2010) co-authored by Alan Taylor, Randy Roberts and Emma Lapsansky-Warner and Peter B. Levy.
Civil War on Race Street: The Civil Rights Movement in Cam bridge, Maryland (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2002). Awarded Choice Academic Title of the Year.