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Ph.D., History, University of Houston, 1988

M.A., History, University of Houston, 1984

B.A., History, Columbia University, 1978

Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, 2010-present

Director, Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, 2008-present

Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, 1997-2010

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, 1993-1997

Teacher, the Kinkaid School, 1983-1992

 

Areas of Specialty:

Nineteenth century Texas and the American Southwest, the Early American Republic, Manifest Destiny, the Atlantic World

 

Current Research Projects:

My current research project is a study of Texas from Mexican independence to the outbreak of the U.S.-Mexico War (1821-1846), tentatively titled “Border Land: The Struggle for Texas.” More than a synthesis of existing scholarship, this monograph seeks to reconceptualize our understanding of early nineteenth century Texas, focusing on the complex web of interactions between Anglo-Americans, Native Americans, Mexicans, and those of African descent.

I am also working on a smaller, article-length study on Texas history and the gendered dimensions of remembrance. In this essay, I explore the ways in which Progressive club women, specifically the Daughters of the Texas Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy, established a narrative of the early history of Anglo settlement in Texas that was rooted in their Victorian world view, a view that was gradually supplanted by a hyper-masculinized discourse framed by civic boosters and business leaders by the middle decades of the twentieth century.

 

Publications:

Books:

Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010 (paperback edition, 2011)

James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse, Library of American Biography Series, New York: Addison, Wesley, Longman, 1996 (rev. second edition, 2001; rev. third edition, 2006)

A Concise History of America and Its People (with James K. Martin, Steven Mintz, Randy Roberts, Linda McMurry, and James Jones), New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995

Soldiers of Misfortune: The Somervell and Mier Expeditions, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990 (paperback edition, 1997)

 

Edited Works:

Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution (with Gerald Saxon), College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2015.

Major Problems in Texas History (with Cary Wintz), Boston: Cengage, 2001 (rev. second edition, forthcoming, 2015)

Remembering the Mexican Revolution: Conflict and Consolidation, 1910-1940 (with Douglas Richmond) Texas A&M University Press, 2013

The United States and Mexico at War: Expansion and Conflict (with Donald Frazier, Paul Lack, Pedro Santoni and Bruce Winders) New York: Macmillan, 1998

Manifest Destiny and Empire (with Christopher Morris), College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1997

Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier, by Thomas Jefferson Green, Austin: W. Thomas Taylor Publishers, 1994 (online edition: http:www.smu.edu/%7Eswcenter/tjgreen/tjgreen_home.htm, Dallas: Southern Methodist University, 1998)

 

Digital Humanities Projects:

Border Land: The Struggle for Texas (in development). This project will map sites of conflict between Anglo-Americans, Native Americans, and Mexicans in Texas from Mexican independence to statehood.

A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexico War,  HYPERLINK “http://library.uta.edu/usmexicowar/” http://library.uta.edu/usmexicowar/. (2010-present). A multi-year project to digitize the UT Arlington Library’s extensive U.S.-Mexico War collection.  

 

Essays & Articles:

“Heirs to a Revolution: Looking for the Spirit of ‘76 in the Anglo-Texan Struggle Against Mexico,” Major Problems in Texas History, Haynes and Wintz, eds., Cengage Publishing (forthcoming, 2015)

“‘Imitating the Example of Our Forefathers:’ The Texas Revolution as Historical Re-Enactment,” College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2015

“Manifest Destiny and the American Southwest,” A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson, Sean Patrick Adams, ed., Blackwell Companions to American History series, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2012

“Sam Houston and His Antagonists,” in Sam W. Haynes and Cary Wintz, eds. Major Problems in Texas History, Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 2001

“‘But What Will England Say?’ The United States and Great Britain in the U.S.-Mexican War,” Dueling Eagles: Reinterpreting the U.S.-Mexican War, Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2000

“Breaking the Iron Hoop:” U.S. Fears of British Encirclement and the War Against Mexico,” in La Destinée Manifeste des Etats-Unis au XIXe Siecle: Aspects Politiques et Ideologiques, Pierre Lagayette, ed. Paris: Ellipses Publications, 1999

“Anglophobia and the Annexation of Texas: The Quest for National Security,” in Sam W. Haynes and Christopher Morris, eds. Manifest Destiny and Empire, College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1997

 

Encyclopedia Entries:

“Anglophobia,” “U.S.-Mexico War,” Dictionary of American History, Supplement: America in the World, 1776 to the Present, New York: Macmillan Reference (forthcoming)

“Polk, James K.,” “Spot Resolutions,” The Political Lincoln: A Political Encyclopedia, Paul Finkelman and Martin Hershock, eds. Congressional Quarterly Press, 2009

“Manifest Destiny,” Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront, John P. Resch, et. al., New York: Macmillan Reference, 2006

“Polk, James Knox,” World Book, Chicago: World Book Publishing, 2002

“Black Bean Episode,”  “Cabinet, U.S.,” “Cameron, Ewen,” “Democratic Party,” “Election of 1844,” “Fisher, William,” “Green, Thomas Jefferson,”  “Henrie, Daniel Drake,” “Mier Expedition,” “Polk, James, K.,” “Prisoners of War, Texans,” “Santa Fe Expedition,” “Shannon, Wilson,” “Somervell Expedition,” “Thompson, Waddy,” “Vasquez Expedition,” “Woll Expedition,” “War Aims, United States,” “War Message, Polk’s.” The United States and Mexico at War: Nineteenth Century Expansionism and Conflict, New York: Macmillan Reference, 1998

 

Book Reviews:

More than two dozen book reviews in the following journals: Agricultural History, the American Historical Review, American Studies (UK), Fronteras. Georgia Historical Quarterly, Hispanic American Historical Review, the Historian, Journal of Southern History, Journal of the West, Locus, Regional and Local History of the Americas, Military History of the West, North Carolina Historical Review, Pacific Historical Review, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Terrae Incognitae, Western Historical Quarterly

 

Other Publications:

Wars of Mexico and the US, 1836-1848,” Oxford Online Bibliographies (forthcoming)

“John Slidell and the Outbreak of the War with Mexico,” Texas Insights, January 2014

HYPERLINK “http://www.teachingtexas.org/enewsletter/january2014” http://www.teachingtexas.org/enewsletter/january2014

“Imitating the Example of Our Forefathers,” Fronteras, 2013, 6-8.

“The Fall of the Herrera Government” A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexico War,  HYPERLINK “http://library.uta.edu/usmexicowar/essaysresult.php?content_id=179” http://library.uta.edu/usmexicowar/essaysresult.php?content_id=179

“The Texas Question,” A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexico War, 2012,  HYPERLINK “http://library.uta.edu/usmexicowar/index.php” http://library.uta.edu/usmexicowar/index.php

“John Slidell’s Mission to Texas,” A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexico War, 2012,  HYPERLINK “http://library.uta.edu/usmexicowar/index.php” http://library.uta.edu/usmexicowar/index.php

“Introduction to Texas History,” State of Texas, Dictionary of United States History, New Library Press, 2007

“To Colonize 500 Families…Catholics, and of Good Morals”: Stephen Austin and the Anglo-American Immigration to Texas, June 4, 1825,” Teaching American History With Documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, Magazine of History, Organization of American Historians, November, 2006, 57-59.

“Manifest Destiny,” The U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848 KERA, 1998,

HYPERLINK “http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/dialogues/prelude/manifest/manifestdestiny.html” http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/dialogues/prelude/manifest/manifestdestiny.html

“James K. Polk: Bluffs and Boundaries,” The U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848 KERA, 1998,  HYPERLINK “http://www/pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/dialogues/prelude/polk/introeng.html” http://www/pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/dialogues/prelude/polk/introeng.html

 

Research:

Fellow, Texas State Historical Association, 2017

Endowment Award for Research and Creative Activity, College of Liberal Arts, 2015

Faculty Development Leave, University of Texas at Arlington, 2014

Creative and Research Excellence Award, for Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World, College of Liberal Arts, 2012

History Book of the Month Club selection, Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World, 2011

Excellence Fund Award for Research and Creative Activity, State of Texas, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009

William Gilmore Simms Visiting Research Professorship, University of South Carolina, 2002

Library Company Research Fellowship, Philadelphia, 2000

Elected Member, Texas Institute of Letters, 1998

Beinecke Visiting Research Fellowship, Yale University, 1997

Faculty Development leave, University of Texas at Arlington, 1997

Research and Enhancement Program grant, University of Texas at Arlington, 1997

College of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant, University of Texas at Arlington, 1996

Dobie-Paisano Writers’ Fellowship, Texas Institute of Letters, 1993

 

Teaching:

Alicia Wilkerson Smotherman Faculty Award, College of Liberal Arts, UT Arlington, 2008

Kalpana Chawla STAR Faculty Award, Maverick Scholars Learning Communities and Freshmen Interest Groups, 2008

Nominee, Academy of Distinguished Teachers, UT Arlington, 2005

Nominee, Golladay Award, College of Liberal Arts, UT Arlington, 2005

Voted a “Favorite Professor” by UTA Maverick Orientation Leaders, UT Arlington, 2005

Recognized Mentor, McNair Scholars Program, 1996

 

Invited Public Lectures:

“Border Land: The Struggle for Texas” website, January, University of Texas at Arlington

“Big Tent Triumphalism and the Search for a Texas Meta-Narrrative,” University of Texas at Austin, December, 2015

“Unbecoming Southern: the Myth of Texas Exceptionalism,” Hutchins Lecture, Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, September, 2015

“‘The Man in the White Hat’: Charles Elliot, the Annexation of Texas and the U.S. War with Mexico,” Teaching of History Symposium, University of North Texas, October, 2012

“James L. Polk, Agent of Manifest Destiny,” Minnesota Historical Society,

Minneapolis, MN, February, 2011

“The Continentalist Vision of James K. Polk,” Paul Boller Memorial Lectures,

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, October, 2009

“‘In His Example There is Safety:’ The American Revolution and the Texas Revolution,” Friends of the San Jacinto Battleground, Houston, April, 2009

“Ranking the Presidents: Useful Tool or Pointless Exercise?” Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Lamar University, Beaumont TX, April 2008

“The Tennessee Frontier from Jackson to Polk,” The Hermitage, TN, June 2007

“A Lesson They Will Long Remember:” English Actors, American Crowds, and the Politics of Commercial Entertainment in the Jacksonian Age,” Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Stephenville TX, April 2007

“Polk’s America,” Polk House, Columbia, TN, June, 2006

“Works of Art as Modes of Knowledge: an Exploration of the Concept of Manifest Destiny,” North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, Fort Worth, June 2004

“The United States, Great Britain, and the Culture of Colonial Vassalage,” Library Company, Philadelphia, May, 2000

“The Mier Expedition and the Consequences of Frontier Adventurism in the Texas Republic,” Fort Bend County Museum, October, 1998

“James K. Polk and the Diplomacy of Brinksmanship,” Visiting Lecturer Series, Texas Christian University, October, 1998

“Great Britain and the Annexation of Texas,” Brazos Corral History Lecture Series, College Station, February, 1997

 

Conference Papers:

“‘Imitating the Example of our Forefathers: The Texas Revolution as Historical Re-enactment,” 48th Annual Webb Lectures, Arlington, March 2013

“Heirs to a Revolution: Looking for the Spirit of ’76 in the Anglo-Texan Struggle Against Mexico, 1835-1836,” European Early American Studies Association, Paris, France, December 2010

“The Revolution will be Photographed: Images of Conflict, 1910-20,” Remembering the Mexican Revolution Symposium, UT Arlington, February 2010

“‘The Texas Revolution as Historical Re-Enactment,” Society for the History of the Early American Republic, Springfield, Ill., July, 2009

“‘Brother Jonathan is Somebody:’ U.S.-British Relations and the American Self-Image in the Mid-Nineteenth Century,” European Group in Early American History, Venice, Italy, December, 2008

“‘Red Lions Everywhere’: The Politics of Anglophobia in Jacksonian America,” Western Conference on British Studies, Albuquerque, NM, October, 2007

“‘Their Ways are not our Ways:’ British Travel Literature and the American Sense of Self,” Western Conference for British Studies, Dallas, October, 2006

“Venting the National Spleen: British Censure and Jackson’s America,” Dallas Area Social History Group, Dallas, October, 2006

“‘Conflicting Sensations’ and the National Sense of Self: Anti-British Sentiment and the Early Republic,” Globalization, Empire, and Imperialism Conference, The Historical Society, Chapel Hill, NC, June, 2006

‘“Looking John Bull Straight in the Eye,’ Defensive Imperialism and the American Postcolonial Identity,” Atlantic World Conference, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, September, 2004

“Charles Elliot and the Myth of an American “Manifest Destiny,” Society for the History of American Foreign Relations, Austin, June 2004

Roundtable Discussant, “Sectionalism, Nationalism, and Filibustering Before the Civil War,” (with Samuel A. Watson, David E. Narrett, Robert E. May, and Joseph A. Stout) Southern Historical Association, Houston, November, 2003

“‘An Ally in the Centre of the American Line:’ Anglophobia and the Nullification Crisis,” British Association of Nineteenth Century Historians, Cambridge University, UK, October, 2003

“Entrepreneurship vs. Adventurism: Anglo Male Stereotypes and the Texas Republic,” Teaching of History Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, September, 2002

“Ugly Americans in an Age of Postcolonial Anxiety: James Fenimore Cooper and Edwin Forrest in England,” British Association for American Studies, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, UK, April, 2002

“America Rules England Tonight, by Jesus!” Anti-British Attitudes and the Jacksonian Stage,” Society for the History of the Early American Republic, Buffalo, July, 2000

“New Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexican War,” Texas Commission for the Humanities, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, January, 1999

“‘Breaking the Iron Hoop:’ U.S. Fears of Great Britain in the U.S.-Mexican War,” 1846-1848: La Guerra Entre los Estados Unidos y Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico City, October, 1997

“Anglophobia and the Annexation of Texas: The Quest for National Security,” Webb Memorial Lectures, University of Texas at Arlington, March, 1996

“‘But What Will England Say?’ The United States, Great Britain, and the War with Mexico,” U.S.-Mexican War Symposium, Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, University of Texas at Arlington, October, 1996

“‘The Man in the White Hat,’ Charles Elliot and the Annexation of Texas,” Texas Statehood Symposium, Center for Southwestern Studies, University of Texas at Arlington, October, 1995

“Sam Houston and His Antagonists,” Texas State Historical Association, Austin, March, 1994

 

Comment:

“Rumor and Intrigue in the Atlantic World,” Society for the History of the Early American Republic, St. Louis, July, 2013

“Anglophobia in the Early American Republic,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Rochester, New York, July 2010

“Slavery in the Transatlantic World,” 9th Annual Transatlantic Graduate Research Symposium, University of Texas at Arlington, October, 2008

“Beyond the Alamo: Rethinking the Texas Revolution,” Texas State Historical Association, Corpus Christi, March, 2008

“Colonialism and Imperialism in Texas,” 4th Annual Transatlantic Graduate Research Symposium, University of Texas at Arlington, October, 2003

“Filibustering and the Early National Period,” Gulf Coast South Historical Association, Galveston, October, 2002

“John Tyler and the Rhetoric of the Accidental Presidency,” Conference on Presidential Rhetoric, George Bush Presidential Library, Texas A&M University, March, 2002

“Texas in the U.S.-Mexican War,” Texas State Historical Association, Austin, March, 2000

 

College/University Lectures and Workshops:

Invited lectures/seminars to classes at the following institutions: Continuing Education Program, Southern Methodist University; Dallas Social History Group; Delmar Community College, Corpus Christi; Texas A&M University, Kingsville; Texas Christian University; Transatlantic History Student Organization, UT Arlington; Phi Alpha Theta meeting, UT Arlington; Mexican-American Studies, UT Arlington

 

Community Talks and Presentations:

UT Arlington Honors College/Friends of the Library, San Antonio; Sons of the Republic of Texas, Dallas Chapter; Monument Hill State Park, LaGrange, Texas; Career and College Readiness Initiatives, Arlington, TX; Fort Worth Sister Cities and the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas; Phi Alpha Theta Society, University of Texas at Arlington; Sons of the Republic of Texas, Fort Worth chapter; Sons of the Republic of Texas, Mesquite chapter; Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, University of Texas at Arlington; South Arlington Rotary Club; Phi Alpha Theta Historical Society, University of Houston; B’nai B’rith, Houston

Principal Investigator, Border Land: The Struggle for Texas Website Project, $20,000, Summerlee Foundation, 2017

Principal Investigator, Border Land: The Struggle for Texas Website Project, $1,500, Humanities Texas, 2016

Principal Investigator, Border Land: The Struggle for Texas Website Project, $10,000, College of Liberal Arts, 2015

Principal Investigator, “A Continent Divided: the U.S.-Mexico War,” $23,000, Internal Funding, Summer, 2013

Conference Coordinator, “A Frontier Odyssey: The Lives and Legacy of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker,” Photo Exhibit and Symposium, $8,000, Internal Funding, 2013

Principal Investigator, “A Continent Divided: the U.S.-Mexico War,” Summerlee Foundation, $30,000, 2012

Principal Investigator, Mexican War Broadsides Digitization Project, College of Liberal Arts Seed grant, $10,000, Internal funding, 2011

Principal Investigator, “Covering the War Next Door,” Humanities Texas $1,500, 2011

Principal Investigator, “Remembering the Mexican Revolution, 1910-20” Centennial Program, Summerlee Foundation, $15,000, 2009-10

Principal Investigator, “Remembering the Mexican Revolution, 1910-20” Centennial Program, Humanities Texas, $3,000, 2009-10

Symposium, Transported in Spirit: Visionary Travel in the Old World and the New, UT Arlington, October, 2015

Teachers’ Workshop, Juneteenth: 150 Years of Freedom, UT Arlington, March, 2015

Photography Exhibit, Juneteenth: 150 Years of Freedom, UT Arlington, February-August, 2015

Symposium, A Frontier Odyssey: The Lives and Legacy of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, April, 2014

Photography Exhibit, A Frontier Odyssey: The Lives and Legacy of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, UT Arlington, Photography Exhibit, Spring-Summer, 2014

Symposium, The Pronunciamiento in Nineteenth Century Mexico, March, 2013

Symposium, Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution, UT Arlington, March, 2013

Symposium, The War Next Door: Narco-Violence and the U.S. Mexico Border, UT Arlington, March, 2011

Photography Exhibit, The War Next Door: Narco-Violence and the U.S. Mexico Border, UT Arlington, Spring, 2011

Symposium, Remembering the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920, UT Arlington, February, 2010

Teachers’ Workshop, Remembering the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920, UT Arlington, February, 2010

Photography Exhibit, Mexico, The Revolution and Beyond, The Photographs of Agustin Victor Casasola, 1900-1940, Mexican Revolution centennial program, UT Arlington, Spring, 2010

Photography Exhibit, La Tierra y su Gente: The Rio Grande Photographs of Robert Runyon, Mexican Revolution centennial program, UT Arlington, Spring, 2010

Photography Exhibit, Images of Conflict: 1910-1920, Mexican Revolution centennial program, UT Arlington, Spring, 2010

Symposium, Manifest Destiny and Empire: American Antebellum Expansionism, UT Arlington, March, 1995

 

Undergraduate Courses:

HIST 1311 U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1312 U.S. History, 1865 to Watergate

HIST 3300 Approaches to the Study of History

HIST 3323 The New Nation

HIST 3344 History and Film

HIST 3359 Presidential Personality

HIST 3363 Texas History to 1850

HIST 3358 Later Frontiers

HIST 3370 Hollywood and the West

HIST 4389 Teaching of History

 

Graduate Courses:

HIST 5301 Jacksonian America (Seminar)

HIST 5301 American Southwest (Seminar)

HIST 5301 Nineteenth Century American Expansionism (Seminar)

HIST 5301 Nineteenth Century American Nationalism (Seminar)

HIST 5301 Early Texas (Seminar)

HIST 5301 Early National Period (Seminar)

HIST 5304 Introduction to U.S. Historiography (Colloquium)

HIST 5340 Issues & Interpretations in 19th Century US History (Colloquium)

HIST 6302 Anglo-American Connections (Colloquium)

HIST 6322 Anglo-American Connections (Seminar)

 

Ph.D. Students:

UT Arlington

Chair, Julie Holcomb, PhD, “There is Death in the Pot”: Women, Consumption, and Free Produce in the Transatlantic World, 1791-1848 (2010)

Committee Member, Pawel Goral, Cold War Rivalry and the Perception of the American West: Why both Westerners and Easterners Became Cowboys and Indians (2012)

Committee Member, Gregory Kosc, Performing Masculinity and Reconciling Class in the American West: British Gentlemen Hunters and the Travel Accounts, 1865-1914 (2010)

Committee Member, Steven Butler, “Away O’er the Waves: the Transatlantic Life and Literature of Captain Mayne Reid (2006)

Southern Methodist University

Committee Member, Jimmy L. Bryan, “The American Elsewhere: Adventurism and Manliness in the Age of Expansion, 1814-1848 (2007)

 

M.A. Students:

Kyle Carpenter, 2013, Xochitl Martinez, 2013, Suzanne Cottraux, 2012, Keysha Schlotterbeck, 2012, Chris Dugdale, 2009, John Strunc, 2009, Suzie Diver, 2009, Pamella Anderson, 2008, Nate Kogan, 2008, Johnny Thompson, 2007, Christina Craven, 2005, David Langston, 2005, Jeff Freehls 2005, Travis Childs 2004, David Ripley, 2004, Alfred Grotz, 2004, David Watry, 2004, Armando Villarreal, 2003, Monica Drake, 2002, Patty Ferguson, 2001, Helen McClure, 2000, Jimmy L. Bryan, 1999, Steven Butler, 1999, Leslie Wagner, 1998, Bruce McQuien, 1997

 

UT Arlington:

During my 22 years at UT Arlington I have served on most department committees, including the graduate committee, Tenure and Promotion, and the department chair’s advisory group. From 2002 to 2010 I served as department liaison for the Arlington Independent School District and Fort Worth Independent School District, developing content workshops for Teaching of American History grants. I have also served on search committees for the following positions: Jenkins Garrett Endowed Chair in Cartography, Women and Gender History, Chicano/a History, Mexican History, and Native American History.

I have served on several committees for the College of Liberal Arts, including three two-year terms on the Tenure and Promotion Committee. In 2012 I was a member of the review committee for the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), and the search committee for a new CMAS director.

At the university level, in addition to my responsibilities as director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, I have served on the Libraries Advisory group, and search committees for a director of the Center for Social Studies Excellence in the College of Education (2010-11) and the UT Arlington Dean of Libraries (2011-13).

Manuscript Collection consultant, Special Collections, UT Arlington, 2009-present, Member, Virginia Garrett Bi-annual Lectures program committee, 2012-15

Member, Texas Map Society program committee, 2008-13

 

Professional Organizations:

Member, Handbook Committee, Texas State Historical Association, 2010-15

Member, Program Committee, Texas State Historical Association, 2012, 2008, 2002, 1998

Member, Board of Directors selection committee, Texas State Historical Association, 2012

Member, Kate Broocks Bates Award committee, Texas State Historical Association, 2010

Panelist, Grant Proposal Review committee, Landmarks of American History and Culture, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2007

Member, Tenure Review Committee, Raul Ramos, University of Houston, June, 2007

Member, H. Bailey Carroll Award committee, Texas State Historical Association, 2005. 2002

Member, Carr P. Collins Award committee, Texas Institute of Letters, 1999

Manuscript referee for the following publishers: Cengage, Harcourt Brace, HarperCollins, Oxford University Press, Stanford University Press, Texas A&M University Press, Texas State Historical Association, University of North Texas Press, University of Texas Press, University of Virginia Press, W.W. Norton.

Manuscript referee for the following academic journals: Journal of Southern History, American Historical Review, British Association of Nineteenth Century Historians, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Journal of the Early Republic

 

Secondary Education:

Member, Vertical Teams Assessment committee, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009

Social Studies Consultant, Project INSIGHT, Fort Worth Independent School District, 2008

Social Studies Consultant, Project EAGLE, Fort Worth Independent School District, 2004

Seventy-six workshops for secondary school teachers for the following organizations/ institutions: Advanced Placement U.S. History (TX), Arlington Independent School District (TX), Birdville Independent School District (TX), The College Board (NM, OK, TN, and TX), Educational Testing Service (TX), Dallas Independent School District (TX), Fort Worth Independent School District (TX), Hurst-Euless-Bedford School District, The Kinkaid School (TX), Oak Ridge School (TX), Plano Independent School District (TX), Southern Methodist University, Texas State Historical Association, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at San Antonio:

Grader, Advanced Placement, U.S. History, 1994. 1995, 1997

Grader, Advanced Placement, Modern European History, 1992

 

Professional Organization Memberships:

Member, American Historical Association

Fellow, Clements Center for Southwestern Studies, Southern Methodist University

Member, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

Member, Texas Institute of Letters

Member, Texas State Historical Association

Member, Western Historical Association

 

TV/Film

Interviewed, “Strange Inheritance: The Cordova Map,” Towers Productions, 2015

Interviewed, “The Texas Republic,” Houston Arts and Media, 2014

Script Advisor and Chief Research Consultant, History Channel, “The Mexican-American War,” 2006

Advisor, “The Presidents,” History Channel, 2005

Advisor, “The U.S.-Mexican War,” KERA-TV, Dallas, 1998

Research consultant, “The Real West: The Mexican-American War,” A&E Network, 1993

 

Radio

Interviewed, The Glen Mitchell Show, KERA Dallas, 1999

Interviewed, The Glen Mitchell Show, KERA Dallas, 1998