Vitae

Home Address

3032 Springfellow Drive
Plano, Texas 75025
(214) 697-9058
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Education

Ph.D., History, University of Texas at Austin, 2002.
Dissertation: The Fire This Time: The Battle Over Racial, Regional, and Religious Identities in Dallas, Texas, 1860-1990.

M.A., History, University of California at Riverside, 1994.

B.A., Communications (Journalism), University of Texas at Arlington, 1983.

Academic Appointments

Professor, Collin County Community College, 2007-present.

Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Arlington History Department, 2010.

History Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin Extension Education Department, 2004-2007.

Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Journalism Department, 2004-2007.

Researcher/Coordinator, Center for American History, Texas House Speakers Oral History Project, 2003-2005.

Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin History Department, 2002-2003.

Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin History Department, 2001-2002.

Teaching Assistant/Grader, University of Texas at Austin History Department, 1997-2000.

Intern, Austin Community College, 1997.

Mentor/Tutor, University of Texas at Austin Athletic Department, 1996-1997.

Substitute Teacher, Victor Valley Union High School District and other school districts in the High Desert region of California, 1994-1995, 1990-1992.

Graduate History Research Assistant, Institute for Bibliographic Research, University of California at Riverside, 1993-94. ​​​​

Additional Professional Training

History 398T, The University of Texas History Department’s teacher training class, 2000.

Preparing Future Faculty Program funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and offered by the University of Texas Graduate Student Office, 1995-1999.

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries’ Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014 designation for The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism, 2014.

Baylor University Charlton Oral History Research Grant, 2013.

East Texas Historical Association Ottis Lock Endowment Research Grant, 2013.

Collin College Study Grant, 2013.

T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award for Best Book on Texas History, 2007, for White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001.

University of Texas at Austin Texas Blazers Teacher of the Year Award, 2002.

Annual Faculty Appreciation Award, University of Texas at Austin Services for Students with Disabilities Office, 2001-2002.

University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2001-2002.

University of Texas at Austin History Department Barnes D. Lathrop Prize for Best Dissertation, 2001-2002.

University of Texas at Austin Texas/Southwestern History Dissertation Fellowship, 2000-2001.

University of Texas at Austin Thematic Fellowship on Race, Ethnicity and Nationality, 1999-2000.

Centennial Graduate Student Support Fund, 1998.

Clara Driscoll Fellowship; Texas Sesquicentennial Fellowship, 1997.

Centennial Graduate Student Support Fund, 1997.

Centennial Graduate Student Support Fund, 1996.

Publications: Scholarly Books

“‘Texan by Color: The Racialization of the Lone Star State,” in David Cullen and Kyle Wilkison, eds., The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism (College Station: University of Texas Press, 2014).

“‘The Current is Stronger’: Images of Racial Oppression and Resistance in North Texas Black Art During the 1920s and 1930s ” in Bruce A. Glasrud and Cary D. Wintz, eds., The Harlem Renaissance in the West: The New Negroes’ Western Experience (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2011).

“Why Is Big Tex Still a White Cowboy? Race, Gender, and the ‘Other Texans’” in Walter Buenger and Arnoldo de León, eds., Beyond Texas Through Time: Breaking Away From Past Interpretations (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2011).

The House Will Come to Order: How the Texas Speaker Became a Power in State and National Politics. Co-Written with Patrick Cox. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010).

White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas, Texas, 1841-2001 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006).

Publications: Textbooks

Imperial Presidents: The Rise of Executive Power from Roosevelt to Obama. Co-written by John Moretta and Carl Luna. (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2013.).

The American Challenge: A New History of the United States, Volume I. Edited by Keith Volanto and Michael Phillips. Co-Written with John Anthony Moretta, Austin Allen, Doug Cantrell and Norwood Andrews. (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2012).

The American Challenge: A New History of the United States, Volume II. Edited by Keith Volanto. Co-Written with John Moretta and Keith Volanto. (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2012).

Publications: Journal Articles

“White Violence, Hegemony, and Slave Rebellion in Dallas, Texas, Before the Civil War,” East Texas Historical Journal Vol. 37, No. 2 (Fall, 1999).

Publications: Websites

Texas House Speakers Oral History Collection Guide. Briscoe Center for American History website. http://www.cah.utexas.edu/projects/speakers.php. April 2007.

Publications: Reviews

Review of Phillip Thomas Tucker, Emily D. West and the “Yellow Rose of Texas” Myth (Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2014), Journal of Southern History (Volume LXXXI, May, Number 2, May 2015).

Review of Karen Kossie-Chernyshev, ed., Recovering Five Generations Hence: The Life and Writing of Lillian Jones Horace (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013), Southwestern Historical Quarterly, (Vol. CXVII, no. 3, July 2014).

Review of Gordon K. Mantler, Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2013) and Pete Daniel, Dispossession: Discrimination Against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2013), in Law and History Review, Volume 32, issue 02 (May 2014).

Review of Michael Perman, The Southern Political Tradition (Baton Rogue: Louisiana State University Press, 2012), Southwestern Historical Quarterly Vol. 117, No. 1 (July 2013).

Review of Patrick D. Lukens, A Quiet Victory for Latino Rights: FDR and the Controversy Over “Whiteness,”(Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2012), Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Spring 2013).

Review of Kathleen A. Brosnan and Amy L. Scott, eds., City Dreams/Country Schemes: Community and Identity in the American West (Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2011.) Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume CVXI, No. 2 (October 2012).

Review of Gregg Andrews, Thrya J. Edwards: Black Activist in the Global Freedom Struggle (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2011), Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume CVXI, No. 1 (July 2012).

Review of Kyle Wilkison, Yeoman, Sharecroppers, and Socialists: Plain Folk Protest in Texas, 1870-1914 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008), Journal of American History, Vol. 96, No. 3 (December 2009).

Review of Donald E. Reynolds, Texas Terror: The Slave Insurrection Panic of 1860 and the Secession of the Lower South (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 2007), Journal of Southern History Volume LXXV, No. 2 (May 2009).

Review of Greg Cantrell and Elizabeth Turner Hayes, eds., Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2007), The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Vol. 106, No. 1 (Winter 2008).

Review of Mary G. Rolinson, Grassroots Garveyism: The Universal Negro Improvement Association in the Rural South, 1920-1927 (Raleigh: University of North Carolina Press, 2007), Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol. CXII, No. 1 (July 2008).

Review of Hollace Weiner and Kenneth D. Roseman, eds., Lone Stars of David: The Jews of Texas (Lebanon, N.H.: Brandeis University Press, 2007), Journal of American Ethnic History Vol. 27, No. 4 (Summer 2008.)

Review of Douglas Hales, A Southern Family in Black and White: The Cuneys of Texas (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2002), Western Historical Quarterly Vol. XXV (Spring 2004).

Publications: Encyclopedia Entries

“Dallas, 1989-2011,” in Richardson Dilworth, ed. Cities in American Political History (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2011).

“Dallas,” “IQ Testing”, “Medical Profession,” “Southern Poverty Law Center,” and “White Supremacy” in Paul Finkelman, L. Diane Barnes, Graham Russell Hodges, Gerald Horne and Cary Wintz, eds., Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896-Present: From The Age of Segregation to the 21st Century (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.)

“George Fitzhugh” and “Slave Preachers” in Junius P. Rodriguez, ed., Slavery in the United States: A Social, Political and Historical Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara, Ca.: ABC-CLIO Inc., 2007).

“Dallas” in Steven A. Reich, ed., Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2006).

“Ed Wood” in The Fifties in America (New York: Salem Press, 2005).

“Coalition Against Blaxploitation,” “Council for United Civil Rights Leadership,” “Dallas: Civic, Literary, and Mutual Aid Societies,” “Houston: Civic, Literary, and Mutual Aid Societies,” “National Alliance of Black Organizations,” “Southern Commission on the Study of Lynching,” and “Southern Organization for United Leadership” in Nina Mjagkij, ed., Organizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Associations (New York: Garland Publishing, 2000).

“Dallas” and “Houston” in Ronald Gottesman, ed., Violence in America: An Encyclopedia (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1999).

“Malcolm X,” in Frank N. Magill, ed., Dictionary of World Biography, Volume VIII, The 20th Century (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999).

“Ku Klux Klan” and “Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing” in John C. Super, ed., The Encyclopedia of North American History (New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1998).

“George Fitzhugh,” “Gilberto Freyre,” “Slave Preachers,” and “Frank Tannenbaum,” in Junius P. Rodriguez, ed., The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery (Santa Barbara, Ca.: ABC-CLIO Inc., 1997).

Pending Publications:

Review of Robert Fairbanks, The War on the Slums in the Southwest: Public Housing and Slum Clearance in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, 1935-1965 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2014), Pacific Historical Journal.

Review of Harold Rich, Fort Worth: Outpost, Cowtown, Boomtown (Norman, Okla., University of Oklahoma Press, 2014). Pacific Historical Journal.

Review of Bruce A. Glasrud, Light Townsend Cummins, and Cary D. Wintz, Discovering Texas History (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.) Journal of Southern History.

Participation at Academic Conferences, Panels, and Education Forums

Session Chair: “The Working Life in Texas,” The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Inaugural Conference, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, April 10, 2015.

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Neil Foley’s Graduate Seminar on Borderlands/Southwestern History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, November 21, 2014.

Paper Presented: “Uncertain and Moveable Boundaries: Texas Segregation and Resistance to the 1964 Civil Rights Act in the Lone Star State,” University of North Texas 2014 Texas History Symposium, April 12, 2014.

Paper Presented: “Doctors, Planters, and Doomsday Preachers: The Surprising Failure of the Eugenics Movement in Early 20th Century Texas,” Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 45th Annual Meeting, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas June 21, 2013.

Paper Presented: “Free To Follow His Line of Employment: Race, Religion and the Dallas Open Shop Association,” Southern Labor Studies Association Biennial Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 9, 2013.

Panelist: Manuscript Workshop, Remaking Dixie: Migration and the Question of Blackness in Jim Crow Houston by Tyina Steptoe, Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, November 10, 2012.

Paper Presented: “The Strange Career of Eugenics in Texas, 1880-1930,” East Texas Historical Association Fall Meeting, Nacogdoches, Texas, September 28, 2012.

Panelist: Discussion of Harvey Graff’s The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City, Masters of City and Regional Planning Program, the University of Texas at Arlington “One Book” Program, Arlington, Texas, December 6, 2011.

Session Chair: “African American Medicine in Jim Crow Texas,” Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting,” March 4, 2010, Dallas, Texas.

Paper Presented: “From Afterthought to Power Center: The Evolution of the House Speakership,” Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, March 26, 2009.

Panel Discussant: “The Common and Continual Mischiefs of the Spirit of Party: Politics and the Transformation of Southern Cities,” Urban History Association Meeting, Houston, Texas, November 7, 2008.

Panel Discussant: “Author Meets Critics: The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City,” Social Sciences History Association Meeting, Miami, Florida, October 24, 2008.

Paper Discussed: “Questions Raised by the ‘Telling to Live: The Immigrant Experience in the Global Suburb’ Oral History Project at Collin County Community College.” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, California, October 26, 2007.

Paper Presented: “White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas, 1841 to 2001,” Phi Alpha Theta Meeting, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, February 9, 2006.

Paper Presented: “White Like Me: Mexicans, Jews and the Elusive Politics of Identity,” Clements Center for Southwest Studies Brown Bag Series, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, February 1, 2006.

Paper Presented: “East Texas House Speakers and the Political Dilemma of Segregation,” East Texas Historical Association Fall Program in Nacogdoches, Texas, September 16, 2005.

Paper Presented: “‘Separated from the Mass of Mankind’: Jews and Attaining Whiteness in Dallas, Texas, 1865-1920.” East Texas Historical Association Fall Program in Nacogdoches, Texas, September 28, 2001.

Paper Presented: “Good Yankees, Southern Gentlemen and Race Traitors: The Frontier, the Idea of Democracy and the Construction of Reconstruction in American Film.” Annual Meeting, Southwestern Social Sciences Association, March 15-18, 2000.

Panel Discussant: “Independents, Populists and Progressives: Reform Movements and Municipal Politics in Dallas, Texas.” Annual Meeting, Texas State Historical Association in Austin, Texas, March 2-4, 2000.

Paper Presented: “The Music of Cracking Necks: White Violence, Hegemony, and Slave Rebellion in Dallas, Texas Before the Civil War.” Seventeenth Gulf South History and Humanities Conference in Hammond, Louisiana, October 9-10, 1998.

Paper Presented: “Party Realignment, Race and the Career of Dallas Congressman Bruce Alger, 1954-1964.” Eleventh Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, Charleston, South Carolina, March 5-6, 1998.

Paper Presented: “Reading, Writing, and Racism: The Discourse of White Dominance in Dallas Public Schools.” Southwestern Social Sciences Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 26-29, 1997.

Paper Presented: “Popular Culture as Resistance: The Building of an African American Community in North Central Texas in the 1860s.” East Texas Historical Association Spring Program in Galveston, Texas, February 21-22, 1997.

Paper Presented: “Moments of Doubt: Anxieties of Race, Class and Gender in Dallas During the Civil Rights Era.” Southwestern Social Science Association 74th Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, March 20-23, 1996.

Public Lectures and Appearances

Paper Presented: ‘Racists in Lab Coats: The Terrible Alliance of Science of White Supremacy,” Community Unitarian Universalist Church, Plano, Texas, July 15, 2015.

Panelist: “Dallas’s Gritty History: A Conversation on Race,” a Panel Hosted by D Magazine’s “Big D Reads Program,” Gilley’s South Side Music Hall, Dallas, Texas, April 21, 2015.

Paper Presented: “Same Song, Different Verse: Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and Anti-Catholicism in American History,” Educator Appreciation Day, East Plano Islamic Center, Plano, Texas, April 18, 2015.

Tour Guide: “Dallas, Racism, and an American City’s Troubled Relationship with its Past.” A tour conducted for the “American Frontier” class taught by Dr. David M. Anderson, Louisiana Tech, Dallas, Texas, November 1, 2014.

Paper Presented: “’Alive To The Possibility of Educating Their Children’: African American Education in Dallas History,” The State of Black Dallas Seminar, Urban League Greater Dallas Young Black Professionals,” Concord Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, October 18, 2014.

Paper Presented: “Facing Race and Religion in Dallas,” Facing Race in Dallas Lecture Series, First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas, September 29, 2014.

Paper Presented: “History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Rhymes: The Parallels Between the Texas Right of the Progressive Era and of Today,” The University of Texas at Arlington Friends of the Library Program, University of Texas at Arlington, September 19, 2014.

Paper Presented: “The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation,” Eight Grade Social Sciences Conference, Region 10 Education Service Center, Richardson, Texas, July 24, 2014.

Paper Presented: ‘Racism, the Church, and the Birth of the Modern Right Wing in Texas,” Community Unitarian Universalist Church, Plano, Texas, July 13, 2014.

Paper Presented: “Killing The Old Dallas: The Kennedy Assassination and Politics in Big D”, Tarrant County College, South Campus, Fort Worth, Texas, November 18, 2013.

Panelist: ‘Welcome to Nut Country! A Discussion About Dallas and the Kennedy Assassination,” CentralTrak, University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency and Gallery, Dallas, Texas, November 8, 2013.

Panelist: “Feeding The Fires of Hatred: Media, Rights, and Race in the Leo Frank Case.” Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2013.

Class taught: “The Dallas Civil Rights Movement in the Twentieth Century.” Community Unitarian Universalist Church, Plano, Texas, September 19 and 26 and October 3 and 10, 2012

Presentation (with Betsy Friauf): “Race: The Mot Dangerous Fiction.” Community Unitarian Universalist Church, Plano, Texas, June 17, 2012.

Paper Presented: “’Whiteness’ and Dallas’ Troubled Racial Past,” Dallas County Juvenile Department’s “That Was Then, This Is Now.” Black History Month Series, Dallas, Texas, February 8, 2012.

Paper Presented: “‘No Confidence in the Man Without Property’: New Racial Discourses in Twentieth Century Texas.” Master of Liberal Arts Social Justice Reading Group, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, September 23, 2011.

Featured Author: “A Discussion of White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001. The “Real Men Read Books” Club. The African American Museum, Dallas, Texas, June 11, 2011.

Talk Delivered: “The Life of an Historian.” Plano East High School History Club, Plano, Texas, April 11, 2011.

Featured Author: Discussion of White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001, Urban Engagement Book Club, Central Dallas Ministries, Dallas, Texas, July 15, 2010.

Featured Author: A reading from White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001, The African-American Museum, Dallas, Texas, May 22, 2010.

Paper Presented: “Teaching Black Power: Dallas Schools and Segregation,” A Night Out at Central at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Dallas, Texas, February 18, 2010.

Featured Author: “Discussion on White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001, Urban Engagement Book Club, Central Dallas Ministries, Dallas, Texas, November 6, 2008.

Paper Presented: “Racism, Science and Homophobia,” Cathedral of Hope’s Hope for Peace and Justice Program, “Monday Night Mixer,” Dallas, Texas, June 30, 2008.

Roundtable Panelist: “The Dallas Civil Rights Movement.” African American Museum, “381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story,” Dallas, Texas, December 8, 2007.

Paper Presented: “‘Less Desirable People’: Racism and the Politics of Immigration,” First Unitarian Church, Dallas, Texas, July 8, 2007.

Paper Presented: “’Race Peculiarity’: The Problem of Jewish Identity in Dallas, Texas,” The Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans, Dallas, Texas, June 3, 2007.

Paper Presented: “Racial Terror and Social Control: The Dark Side of Texas Progressivism in the 1920s.” Texas State Historical Association, “From George to George: Teaching American History Workshop,” Houston, Texas, June 7, 2007.

Paper Presented: “How Black is Black, How White Is White? The Idea of Race in American History,” Calvary Episcopal Church Seminars for Peace and Justice, Bastrop, Texas, May 23, 2007.

Paper Presented: “Caps, Gowns and White Sheets: Racism at American Universities,” A Dallas Peace Center Dismantling Racism Team Panel Discussion, “Institutional and Systemic Racism,” Dallas, Texas, December 2, 2006.

Paper Presented: “The Jewish Struggle With Whiteness in Dallas, Texas, 1860-1960,” The Dallas Jewish Historical Society, Dallas, Texas, January 28, 2007.

Paper Presented: “Less Than White: The Hidden Racial Conflict in Dallas History,” Dallas Heritage Village/Dallas Historical Society Chautauqua Lecture Series, Dallas, Texas, October 24, 2006.

Paper Presented: “Institutional Racism in Dallas Schools: A Response to Shelby Steele’s ‘White Guilt,’” Democracy for America, Summer Speakers Series, Dallas, Texas July 5, 2006.

Paper Presented: “Meet the New Racism/Same as the Old Racism: Anti-Immigrant Hysteria in American History,” Bastrop County Democratic Club, Elgin, Texas, June 1, 2006.

Paper Presented: “War and the Technologies of Death,” Teach-In for Peace, Sponsored by the Student Coalition for Peace and Justice, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, October 14, 2002.

College Service

Paper Presented, “How to be Successful In College,” Muslim Students Association Fundraiser, Collin College, Central Park Campus, McKinney, Texas, June 4, 2015.

Panelist, “North Korea, the United States, and Escape From Camp 14,” Collin College Book-In-Common Roundtable Discussion, Round Table Discussion, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, March 25, 2015.

History Department Search Committee, Spring 2015.

Organizer and Panel Chair: “Israel, Palestine, and the West Bank: Understanding a Conflict,” Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, February 9, 2015.

Paper Presented, “’The People Who Do Most of the Working and Paying, Living and Dying’: The Working Class in American Film,” Collin College Faculty Development Conference, Collin Higher Education Center, McKinney, Texas, January 9, 2015.

Panelist, “A Discussion of the Film Children of a Lesser God,” Auteur Film Series, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, October 30, 2014.

Panelist, “Implications and Resistance Surrounding the Enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,” Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, October 14, 2014.

Participant: History Department Table, New Student Orientation, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, July 29, 2014.

Participant: History Department Annual Performance Evaluation Committee. July 14, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, 2014.

Co-founder: The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, Collin College, Plano, Texas, June 18, 2014.

Member: History Department Committee on Assessments Development, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, May 21, 2014

Panelist: “Understanding Class In American Politics and Culture: A Roundtable,” hosted by the Lebrecht Speaker Series and the Collin College Department of History, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, April 30, 2014.

Panel Chair: History Panel, Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference, Spring Creek Campus, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, April 16, 2014.

Panelist: “A Discussion of the Film Silkwood,” Book-In-Common Round Table Discussion, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, April 8, 2014.

Assistant Faculty Advisor: Muslim Students Association, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, 2014-

Panelist: “The 1964 Civil Rights Act and Its Historical Context.” A Collin College African American History Month Event, Spring Creek Campus, Collin College, Plano, Texas, February 18, 2014.

Panelist: “A discussion of the film 42”. A Collin College African American History Month Event, Spring Creek Campus, Collin College, Plano, Texas, February 17, 2014.

Interview Subject: “The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” a film by the Black Student Organization presented at the Collin College Power Leadership Breakfast, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, January 18, 2014.

Member: Committee for the Civil Rights Act Fiftieth Anniversary Commemoration, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, 2014.

Member: History1301 Assessment Committee, Collin College Social Sciences Department, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, Fall 2013.

Panelist: “The Radical Origins of the Texas Right,” Faculty Development Conference, Collin College, Collin Higher Education Center, McKinney, Texas, August 20, 2013.

Panel Chair: History Panel, Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, April 26, 2013.

Master of Ceremonies: Islamic Awareness Week Banquet, Sponsored by the Collin County Muslim Students Association, Collin College, Preston Ridge Campus, Plano,Texas, April 5, 2013.

Chair: “The Islamic Contribution to Education.” A Presentation by Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda During Islamic Awareness Week, Sponsored by the Collin College Muslim Student Association, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, April 3, 2013.

Chair: “The Islamic Contribution to Civilization.” A Presentation by Sheikh Omar Suleiman During Islamic Awareness Week, Sponsored by the Collin College Muslim Student Association, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, April 1, 2013.

Panelist: “A Discussion of the Film Panther.” A Collin College African American History Month Event, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, February 20, 2013.

Panelist: “A Discussion of the Film Red Tails.” A Collin College African American History Month Event, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, February 4, 2013.

Participant: “Introduction to American Culture” Student Workshops planning meeting, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, February 4, 2013.

Committee Member: History1302 Assessment Committee, Collin College History Department, Plano, Texas, Fall 2012.

Organizer and Panel Chair: ”Muslim Women in America” Discussion Panel, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, October 18, 2012.

Panel Chair: History Panel, Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, April 27, 2012.

Panelist: “Soft Spots and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” Collin College Book-In-Common Program Forum, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, March 8, 2012.

Panelist: “Soft Spots: Crossing the Boundaries of Space and Time,” Collin College Book-In-Common Program, Faculty Development Conference, Colin College, Preston Ridge Campus, Frisco, Texas, January 4, 2012.

Chair: History 1302 Assessment Committee, Collin College History Department, Collin College, Plano, Texas, Fall 2011.

Panel Chair: History Panel, Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, April 28, 2011.

Search Committee Member: History Professor (1 position), Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, Spring 2011.

Search Committee Member: History Professors Collin College (2 positions), Preston Ridge Campus, Collin College, Frisco, Texas, Spring 2009.

Panelist: “Good Will Hunting and Desegregation in American Cities,” Collin College Book-In-Common Program, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas October 30, 2008.

Search Committee Member: History Professor (1 position), Central Park Campus, Collin College, McKinney, Texas, Spring 2008.

Panel Discussant: Roberto Calderon, “One Nation, One Future: Chicanos, Latinos and the Meaning of a Changing Demography in North Texas and Beyond.” The Mexican American Field of Study Task Force “Visions of the Future: Who Are We and Where Are We Going” Conference, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, April 4, 2008.

Participant: “Faculty Roundtable,” New Student Orientation, Collin College, Speing Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, January 10, 2008.

Panelist: “The American Involvement in Cambodia.” Collin College Post-Book-In-Common Author Visit Round Table Discussion, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, November 14, 2007.

Panelist: “A Discussion on the Film The Killing Fields,” Collin College Book-In-Common Program, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, October 15, 2007.

Panelist: “History and the Film The Killing Fields,” Collin College Book-In-Common Program, The Angelika Theater, Plano, Texas, Plano, Texas, October 9, 2007.

Panelist: “Racial Profiling Forum,” Jester West Dormitory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, March 24, 2003.

Panel Discussant: Bryant Simon’s “The Appeal of Cole Blease of South Carolina: Race, Class and Sex in the New South” and “‘New Men in Body and Soul’: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Transformation of Male Bodies and the Body Politic.” Workshop on Politics and History, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, February 7, 2003.

Media Appearances

“Think!” KERA-FM, Dallas, Texas, May 15, 2014.

“It Matters Radio,” BlogTalkRadio, http://www.blogtalkradio.com, August 15, 2013.

“Think!” KERA-FM, Dallas, Texas, March 4, 2010.

“Five Must-See Spots in Dallas-Fort Worth,” Collin College “Cougarcast” podcast, http://www.ccccd.edu/podcasts/200710.html, Plano, Texas, October 5, 2007.

“Think!” KERA-FM, Dallas, Texas, July 5, 2007.

“The Workers’ Beat,” KNON-FM, Dallas, Texas, February 8, 2007.

“Morning Edition,” KERA-FM, Dallas, Texas, January 19, 2007.

“The Talk Show,” KERA-FM, Dallas, Texas, October 23, 2006.

“Morning Edition,” KERA-FM, Dallas, Texas, March 31, 2006.

“Morning Edition,” KUT-FM, Austin, Texas, February 10, 2006.

Languages

Reading knowledge of Spanish.

Classes Taught

United States, 1492-1865.
United States, 1865-Present.
United States, 1865-Present, Honors.
Texas, 1845-1914.
Texas, 1914-Present.
American Countercultures, 1945 to the Present.
Conspiracy Theories and Political Extremism in American History.
Race: The Evolution of an Idea in American History.
History of American Journalism.
History as Culture/Culture as History

Professional Affiliations

American Historical Association
American Jewish Historical Society
East Texas Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Southern Historical Association
Southwestern Social Sciences Association
Texas State Historical Association
Western Historical Association

Other Experience in History

Editorial Consultant for the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Editorial Consultant for University Press of Colorado, 2012 to the present.
Editorial Consultant for Texas A&M University Press, 2012 to the present.
Editorial Consultant, University of Texas Press, 2005 to the present.
Editorial Consultant for Mary Dodson Wade, Texas History (Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2003).
Editorial Consultant for Mary Dodson Wade, All Around Texas: Regions and Resources, (Chicago: Heinemann Library 2003).

Other Professional/Community Service Experience

Youth Facilitator, Bastrop Family Crisis Center, Bastrop, Texas, 2003.
Publicity Chair, Bastrop County Democratic Party, Bastrop, Texas, 2000-01.
Interviewer, Gallup Organization, 1996.
Volunteer, United Way First Call for Help, Victorville, California, 1994-95.
Reporter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1984-1990.
Contributing Editor, The Dallas Observer, 1984-86.
Reporter, Irving Daily News, 1983-84.
Reporter, The Mesquite News, 1983.
Reporter, The Cleburne Times Review, 1983.

Journalism Awards and Honors

Texas State Teachers Association Award for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of Education, 1986.
First Place, Column Writing, Southwestern Journalism Conference, 1984.
Second Place, Spot News, SPJ-SDX Convention, 1984.
First Place, Sports News, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA), 1983.
Second Place, Newspaper Series, TIPA, 1983.
Third Place, Newswriting, Rocky Mountain Press Association, 1983.
First Place, Investigative Reporting, Texas Junior College Press Association, 1981.
First Place, Reporting Series, Dallas County Community College District Convention, 1981.
Membership, Phi Theta Kappa, 1981.
Second Place, Critical Review, TIPA, 1981.