J. David Hacker

SUNY at Binghamton


J. David Hacker is Associate Professor of History at Binghamton University. His innovative work is on historical trends in mortality and fertility in the U.S. He has worked on the IPUMS Project at the University of Minnesota and a variety of other historical sources. In 2001 he won the Dorothy S. Thomas Award from the Population Association of America, and is a recognized expert on mortality in the US Civil War. Dr. Hacker is currently working on two book projects: The Demographic Consequences of the American Civil War and The Decline of American Fertility, 1790-2000. He has published numerous articles on the demographic history of the United States and received a five-year career development award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Most recently, he received the John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article published in Civil War History during 2011.