Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 08:28:24 AM Wed, 2 Sep 2015 
 Richard B. McCaslin
 Contact Information
Richard B. McCaslin
Professor & Chairperson-History
Contact address   1155 Union Circle # 310650, Denton, TX 76203-0650     
Email  mccaslin@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-4207   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy History/Dissertation: "Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas" University of Texas at Austin 1988
Master of Arts History/Thesis: "The Mexican Revolution, 1914-1915: Cardoso de Oliviera and the Protection of American Interests" Louisiana State University 1983
Bachelor of Arts Major: History/Political Science Delta State University 1982
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015HIST2610012United States History to 1865 Download Syllabus
Spring 2012HIST4263003Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History  
Spring 2012HIST2620005United States History Since 1865  
Fall 2011HIST5100003Seminar in United States History  
Fall 2010HIST5110001Studies in United States History42Download Syllabus
Fall 2009HIST2610011United States History to 1865474Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Texas, Nineteenth-century US Military History
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2008-PresentChairHistory University of North Texas
2004-PresentAssociate Professor to ProfessorHistory University of North Texas
2003-2010Visiting ProfessorMaster's Program in Diplomatic and Military Historyn/aHawaii Pacific University
1990-2004Assistant Professor to ProfessorHistory and Political Science High Point University
1988-1990Research Assistant ProfessorAndrew Johnson Papers University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1989InstructorSocial Sciences Roane State Community College
1989Adjunct ProfessorHistory Texas A&M Univ-Corpus Christi
1988-1989InstructorSocial Sciences Pellissippi State Community College
1985-1987Research Associate IIISocial Sciences/Humanities University of Texas, Austin
1983-1987Teaching AssistantHistory University of Texas, Austin
1982-1983Teaching AssistantHistory Louisiana State University
toggle toggle Publications
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A Distant Thunder: The Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi
Richard B. McCaslin
University of Nebraska
Embattled Republic: Texas Fights for Independence, 1835-1845
Richard B. McCaslin
Oneworld Publications
"Bitter Legacy: The Civil War in the Indian Territory"
Richard B. McCaslin
The Civil War in the Indian Territory, ed. Brad Clampitt (U of Oklahoma)
Book chapters
"Review of Confederate Generals in the Trans-Mississippi--Vol. 1--Essays on America's Civil War," ed. Lawrence L. Hewitt, Arthur W. Bergeron Jr., and Thomas E. Schott
Richard B. McCaslin
Louisiana History
Book reviews
"Review of Texas People, Texas Places, by Lonn Taylor,"
Richard B. McCaslin
Southwestern Historical Quarterly 19 (July 2015)
Book reviews
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2008-PresentUniversity of North Texas PressMember, Editorial Board 
2009Texas State Historical AssociationDevelopment Editor 
1988-1990Andrew Johnson Papers, University of TennesseeAssistant to Associate Editor 
1982-1983Louisiana Business ReviewEditorial Assistant 
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
2014"Pennsylvania Confederates: The Ingrahams in the Civil War"PresenterSociety for Military History
2014"A Texas Reign of Terror: Anti-Unionist Violence in North Texas"PresenterSymposium: Unionism in Civil War Texas, Texas State University
2014"A Gallant and Desperate Charge: The 19th Texas Infantry in Louisiana"LecturerSymposium: Defending the Homeland, LSU-Shreveport
2014"Andrew Johnson and the Radicals"LecturerHumanities Texas Summer Institute, University of North Texas
2013"Lawrence Sullivan 'Sul' Ross: Texas Ranger, General, Governor, and Educator"LecturerTeaching of History Conference, University of North Texas
2013"In Search of a Revolution: John S. 'Rip' Ford of Texas"PresenterConsortium on the Revolutionary Era
2013"'I Alone Am to Blame:' Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg"LecturerSymposium: Gettysburg Remembered, Pearce Museum, Navarro College
2012Initiation AddressLecturerPhi Alpha Theta, Texas A&M University, Commerce
2012"Robert E. Lee and the Bonapartes"PresenterConsortium on the Revolutionary Era
2012"Texas in the Civil War"LecturerRegion VI Teacher Workshop
2012In-Service WorkshopLecturerPlano Independent School District
2012"Border Confederate: John S. 'Rip' Ford of Texas"LecturerFall Symposium, Decatur (IL) Civil War Round Table
2012"Texans in the Civil War"LecturerSymposium: Civil War in Texas, GLO Preservation and Education Program
2012"Tracking the Texas Rangers-Nineteenth Century"PanelistEast Texas Historical Association
2012"So Many Leaders Dead or Gone: Rapid & Dramatic Changes in Hood's Texas Brigade Leadership,"LecturerPlowshares Into Swords: Hood's Texas Brigade in 1862, Hood’s Texas Brigade Association Reactivated
2012"Texas Shrine: Alamo History and Myths"LecturerAssociation for Moral Education
2011"Losing Their Birthright: The Navarro Brothers and the Civil War"PresenterTexas State Historical Association
2011"Forgotten Father: Haden Edwards and the Fredonian Rebellion"LecturerTeaching of History Conference, University of North Texas
2011"Secession or Revolution? -- Texas Leaves the Union"LecturerTexas in the Civil War: First Year, Hood's Texas Brigade Association Reactivated
2011"Border Conflict: Rip Ford and Confederate Nationalism in Texas"LecturerThe Civil War in Texas: Changing Interpretations After 150 Years, Victoria College and the University of Houston-Victoria
2011Keynote AddressLecturerCentral Texas Military History Symposium
2011"Texas in the Civil War"LecturerHumanities Texas Teacher Workshop
2011"Texas in the Civil War"LecturerRegion X Teachers Workshop
2010"Building a Monument to Hood's Texas Brigade"LecturerMonuments & Memory: A Seminar, Hood's Texas Brigade Association Reactivated
2009"Rip Ford: Confederate or Texan?"PresenterSociety for Military History
2009“Collectors Challenge from the Dark Corner of the Confederacy: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas”LecturerTexas State Historical Association
2009"Texas in the Civil War"PanelistEast Texas Historical Association
2008“J. B. Polley’s Civil War"LecturerTexas in the War, 1861-1865: A Seminar, Hood's Texas Brigade Association Reactivated
2008Initiation AddressLecturerPhi Alpha Theta, University of North Texas
2008"Texas and Secession"LecturerHumanities Texas Summer Institute, University of North Texas
2008In-Service WorkshopLecturerDenton Independent School District
2007“Cattle in Texas”LecturerTeaching of History Conference, University of North Texas
2007"A Bittersweet Coming of Age: Robert E. Lee in the Mexican War"LecturerRobert E. Lee Bicentennial Series, Stratford Hall, VA
2007“Robert E. Lee and George Washington”LecturerMelinda Smith Lecture Series, Mount Vernon, VA
2007"Texas Chronicler: Joseph B. Polley and Hood’s Texas Brigade"LecturerConfederate History Symposium, Hill College, Hillsboro, TX
2007"Rip Ford:Confederate Commander on the Rio Grande"PresenterTexas State Historical Association
2007In-Service WorkshopLecturerPlano Independent School District
2006"Joseph B. Polley and the Mustang Grays: Hood's Texas Brigade in the Civil War"LecturerFall Symposium, Decatur (IL) Civil War Round Table
2006"Robert E. Lee in the United States Army"LecturerConfederate History Symposium, Hill College, Hillsboro, TX
2006"Lee in the Shadow of Washington"LecturerRobert E. Lee Educational Series, Stratford Hall, VA
2006Initiation AddressLecturerPhi Alpha Theta, Louisiana State University, Shreveport
2006-2007"American Military History, 1607-1812"LecturerTAH Grant, UNT/Denton ISD
2005"Austin Colony Diaspora: Joseph H. Polley in Texas"PresenterEast Texas Historical Society
2005"The Mustang Grays: Sutherland Springs, Texas, in the Civil War"PresenterSouthwestern Historical Association
2005"Yankee Farmer to Texas Planter: The Transformation of Joseph H. Polley"PresenterEconomic and Business Historical Society
2005"The Last Stronghold: The Campaign for Fort Fisher"LecturerNEH Lecture Series, Hawaii Pacific University
2004"Defending a Forgotten Frontier: Texas in the Spanish Era"LecturerTexas Philosophical Society
2004"Wade Hampton in the Carolinas During the Civil War"LecturerConfederate Historical Institute Conference, Raleigh, NC
2003"Lee in the Shadow of Washington"LecturerSummer Symposium, Military History Education Group, Arthur, IL
2003“Dixie’s Continentals: Lee and the Siege of Petersburg”LecturerMcCormick Civil War Institute, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
2003"General Robert E. Lee: In the Shadow of Washington"LecturerNEH Lecture Series, Hawaii Pacific University
2002"Lee in the Shadow of Washington"LecturerBicentennial Lecture Series, Arlington House, VA
2002"Lee in the Shadow of Washington"LecturerSummer Lecture Series, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA
2002“Unionism in Texas During the Civil War”LecturerSummer Institute, Texas State Historical Association
2002“The Last Lifeline: The Battles for Fort Fisher, December 1864-January 1865”PresenterHIstorical Society of North Carolina
2002"Academic Alchemy: The Texas State Historical Association"PresenterTexas State Historical Association
2000"Revolutionary Times: Comparing the Revolution and the Civil War"LecturerAlumni Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2000Graduation AddressLecturerHonors Convocation, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
1998"Methodist Protestants and the Establishment of High Point University"LecturerSoutheastern Jurisdictional Historical Society of the United Methodist Church
1997Keynote AddressLecturerCivil War Symposium, Nimitz Museum, Fredericksburg, TX
1997"Child of the Revolution: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War"PresenterSociety for Military History
1996"The Devil is Unchained: James D. Young During the Civil War"PresenterTexas State Historical Association
1995"Portraits of Confilct: North Carolina in the Civil War"PresenterNorth Carolina Association of Historians
1993"'And Forgotten Shall Be My Name:' Father Ryan, The Lost Cause, and Nativism in the New South"PresenterSouthwestern Social Science Association
1993"Dark Corner of the Confederacy: James G. Bourland and the Border Regiment"PresenterTexas State Historical Association
1991"Wheat Growers in the Cotton Confederacy: Collin County, Texas, During the Civil War"PresenterSouthern Historical Association
1990"Twentieth Century America" and "Journey Through Southern History"LecturerNEH Series, East Tennessee Historical Society
1990"Reshaping Arkansas Society: Andrew Johnson's Amnesty Proclamation and Arkansas"PresenterConference on the Civil War, University of Arkansas, Fayettevillle
1990"Voices of Reason: The Secession Vote in Angelina County"PresenterTexas State Historical Association
1987"Science and Technology in Texas Before World War II"PresenterRocky Mountain Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1986"The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, October 1862"PresenterSouthwestern Social Science Association
1985"The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, October 1862"PresenterHistory Symposium, University of Texas
1983"The ABC-BUG Conference and Venustiano Carranza"PresenterHistory Symposium, University of Texas
1983"Cardoso de Oliviera in Mexico City, 1914"PresenterILASSA, University of Texas
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2012-2017Military History of the WestSummerfield G. Roberts Foundation Co-PIActive
2006Lawrence T. Jones III Research FellowshipTexas State Historical Association Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1998Research GrantSummerlee Foundation Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1996ROTC Summer Seminar FellowshipUnited States Military Academy OtherCompleted
-1992, 1994NEH Summer Seminar FellowshipDuke-UNC Summer Program in Latin American Studies OtherCompleted
1987-1988Dissertation FellowshipUniversity of Texas at Austin Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1987Graduate ScholarshipColonial Dames of America OtherCompleted
1985-1987Clara H. Driscoll FellowshipDaughters of the Republic of Texas OtherCompleted
1983-1985Graduate ScholarshipJames H. and Minnie M. Edmonds Foundation OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2008-PresentUniversity of Tennessee PressOther Manuscript Referee
2008-PresentJournal of Southern HistoryOther Manuscript Referee
2007-PresentTexas Tech University PressOther Manuscript Referee
2006-PresentUniversity of Texas PressOther Manuscript Referee
2004-PresentMilitary History of the WestOther Manuscript Referee
2000-PresentUniversity of Missouri PressOther Manuscript Referee
1999-PresentUniversity of North Texas PressOther Manuscript Referee
1998-PresentTexas A&M University PressOther Manuscript Referee
1997-PresentLouisiana State University PressOther Manuscript Referee
1997-PresentUniversity of Nebraska PressOther Manuscript Referee
1990-PresentSouthwestern Historical QuarterlyOther Manuscript Referee
2013State House PressOther Manuscript Referee
2013Oxford University PressOther Manuscript Referee
2010-2013Fort Worth ISDOther TAH External Evaluator, Project HOPE
-2010, 2013College BoardOther Evaluator, AP Curriculum Modification
-2010, 2013McGraw Hill PressOther Manuscript Referee
2011University of Oklahoma PressOther Manuscript Referee
2010Cengage LearningOther Manuscript Referee
2010University of New Mexico PressOther Manuscript Referee
2010Agricultural HistoryOther Manuscript Referee
2010Department of History, TAMU-Corpus ChristiOther External Evaluator
2009Texas Christian University PressOther Manuscript Referee
2008Palgrave Macmillan PressOther Manuscript Referee
2007-2008Pearson Longman PressOther Manuscript Referee
2007Editorial DirectionsOther Manuscript Referee
2006-2007W. W. Norton PressOther Manuscript Referee
2005Potomac BooksOther Manuscript Referee
2000-2003Texas State Historical AssociationPrincipal Investigator Centennial History of the Association
1994University of South Carolina PressOther Manuscript Referee
1989-1990National Park ServiceOther Administrative History of Navajo National Monument
1987-1989Futurepast: The History CompanyOther History of Fort Davis, TX, and University of Idaho
1986-1989Texas SenatePrincipal Investigator Administrative/Political History, 1836-1912
toggle toggle Teaching
Civil War and Reconstruction [Graduate]

Civil War and Reconstruction [Undergraduate]

Frontier in United States History [Undergraduate]

Latin America Since 1810 [Undergraduate]

Mexico Since Independence [Undergraduate]

Modern Latin American Politics and Literature [Undergraduate]

North American Studies [Undergraduate]

Republic of Texas [Undergraduate]

Research in Texas History [Graduate]

Studies in Texas History [Graduate]

Texas, Colony to Present [Undergraduate]

United States Military in the Nineteenth Century [Graduate]

United States Military to 1812 [TAH]

United States Since 1865 [Undergraduate]

United States to 1865 [Undergraduate]

War and the Modern State [Undergraduate]

Western Civilization to 1500 [Undergraduate]

Western Civlization Since 1500 [Undergraduate]

World Civilization Since 1500 [Undergraduate]

World Civilization to 1500 [Undergraduate]

toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2014-PresentShawn PageMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
2014-PresentMike FowlerMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
2014-PresentChris MenkingPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
2013-PresentAriel KelleyPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
2012-PresentDong HaPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-PresentMervyn RobertsPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-PresentJack AndersenPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
-PresentCaitlin SewellMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-PresentCharles AdamsPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-PresentCameron SinclairPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
-PresentDavid P. SmithPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-PresentDavid OnyonPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
-PresentLuke TruxalPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-PresentDavid MusickPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-PresentThomas L. Pickens Jr.PhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
-PresentWilliam YanceyPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
-PresentDeborah KilgorePhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-PresentRichard HudsonMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
-PresentTerry FurgersonPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-PresentJennifer CampMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Master's Committee (Non-Thesis)
2013-2015Kyle HatzingerMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
2012-2015Dalton BoydMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
2012-2015Nick TaylorMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
2010-2015Travis BarnesMFA, RTVFGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
2014Andrew MorrisMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee (Non-Thesis)
2014David KammanMA//MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
2014Jody GinnPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
2014David J. WilliamsMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
2012-2014Eric C. SmithMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2014Nicole BoatmanMA, Criminal JusticeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2014Ismael RodriguezMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
-2013James KlineMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Master's Committee (Non-Thesis)
-2013Debbie LilesPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
-2013Linda MerrillMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2013William NancePhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-2013Dong HaMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2013James BlackshearPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
-2013Chris MenkingMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
-2013Cameron ZinsouMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2012Mike AntlePhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
-2012Brittany KelleyMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2012Cody EdwardsMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
-2012Stephanie Fields-HawkinsMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2012Mark BuchyMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
2006-2011Jerry WestergaardMFA, RTVFGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2011James HathcockPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-2011Robert N. NelsonPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, DIssertation Committee
-2011Brett DerbesMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2011Michael AcuffMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee (Non-Thesis)
-2011Mark StanleyPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
-2011Brian CervantezPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, DIssertation Committee
-2011Jennifer BridgesMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2011Amy KirchenbauerMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2011William NanceMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember,Thesis Committee
-2011David MusickMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember,Thesis Committee
-2011Mark FishPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-2010Courtney WelchPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
-2010Jessica Brannon-WranoskyPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-2010Mick MillerMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2010Adrien IvanPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-2010Greg BallPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-2010H. Lee JonesMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee (Non-Thesis)
-2009David ParkMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2009Angel MendezMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Master's Committee (Non-Thesis)
-2009Aaron HudsonMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee (Non-Thesis)
-2008Kelly HoustonMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2008Andy LangMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2008Christopher BeanPhDGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
-2008Debbie LilesMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
-2008William YanceyMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
-2008Cristen CopelandMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
-2007Crystal DunbarMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2007Cody SmithMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee (Non-Thesis)
-2006Paul GomezMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Master's Committee (Non-Thesis)
-2006Jeff MillerMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Master's Committee (Non-Thesis)
-2006Allison ArnoldMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Master's Committee (Non-Thesis)
-2006Ben HobratschMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2006Perry DiricksonMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2006Michelle CochraneMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2006Sloan CranzMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
-2005Rhonda RagsdaleMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
-2005Mark StanleyMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2008-PresentGraduate Awards BoardMemberDepartment
2007-PresentDepartmental Affairs CommitteeMemberDepartment
2007-PresentPromotion CommitteeMemberDepartment
2007-PresentTenure CommitteeMemberDepartment
2007-PresentGraduate CommitteeChair/MemberDepartment
2006-PresentAdvisory Board, Teaching of History ConferenceMemberDepartment
2006-2010Advisory Board, Department of HistoryMemberDepartment
2007-2008Graduate CommitteeMemberCollege
2007-2008Search Committee, US WestMemberDepartment
2005-2007Undergraduate CommitteeChairDepartment
2005-2007Undergraduate CommitteeMemberCollege
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2009-PresentSociety for Military HistoryMember 
2000-PresentSociety of Civil War HistoriansMember 
1992-PresentSouthern Historical AssociationMember 
1990-PresentTexas State Historical AssociationMember 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2014Pate Distinguished Service AwardFort Worth Civil War Round Table
2013Katherine Brooks Bates AwardTexas State Historical Association
2012Honorary Admiral [appointed by governor]Texas Navy
2011Pate [Book] AwardFort Worth Civil War Round Table
2009Grady McWhiney Award of MeritCivil War Round Table of Dallas
2008Douglas Southall Freeman AwardMilitary Order of Stars and Bars
2007-Who's Who in American Education 
2007Award of MeritTexas Philosophical Society
2006Fellow [elected]Texas State Historical Association
2001Slatten AwardVirginia Historical Society
2001Pulitzer Nomination [Biography] 
2001Laney PrizeAustin Civil War Round Table
2000Jefferson Davis Historical Gold MedalUnited Daughters of the Confederacy
2000-Who's Who in the South and Southwest 
1998Who's Who Among American Teachers 
1997International Authors and Writers Who's Who 
1997-Who's Who in America 
1996-The Writer's Directory 
1995Member [elected]Historical Society of North Carolina
1994Award of Merit for SeriesAmerican Association for State and Local History
1994Alternate SelectionHistory Book Club
1994Certificate of CommendationAmerican Association for State and Local History
1994Coral H. Tullis AwardTexas State Historical Association
1994Contemporary Authors, Volume 144 
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2014Texas State Historical AssociationSession Chair, "The Army Comes to Texas" 
2013Society for Military HistorySession Chair, "Remembering the Pacific at War, 1812-1941" 
2013Consortium on the Revolutionary EraSession Chair, "The Direction of Military and Diplomatic History in the Academy" 
2013-2014Texas State Historical AssociationMember, Executive Committee 
2013-2015Texas State Historical AssociationMember, Archives Committee 
2013-2015Texas State Historical AssociationMember, Kate Broocks Bates Award Committee 
2012Texas State Historical OrganizationSession Chair, "The Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi Theater" 
2012-2014Pearce Museum, Navarro College, CorsicanaPresident, Advisory Council 
2012-2013Texas State Historical AssociationMember, Fellowship Awards Committee 
2012Society of Civil War HistoriansSession Chair, "Persistent Shortages: Confederate Manufacturing, Supply, and Logistics" 
2012East Texas Historical AssociationSession Chair, "Foreign Threats, Slavery, and Texas Rangers in East Texas" 
2011-Texas State Historical AssociationMember, Board of Directors 
2011-2012Denton County Historical CommissionMember 
2010Society for Military HistorySession Chair, "The Southern Way of War" 
2010Conference on the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, Victoria College, Victoria, TXSession Chair, "American Minorities and the War" 
2010-Society for Military HistoryDirector, Region VII 
2010-2011Texas State Historical AssociationMember, Tullis Award Committee 
2009-10, 2014-15Texas State Historical AssociationChair, Fellows Committee 
2009, 2012-2015Texas State Historical AssociationMember, Handbook Committee 
2008-University of North Texas, Military History CenterUNT Fellow and Member, Speakers Bureau 
2007-University of North TexasCoordinator, Texas History Symposium 
2007-2008Texas State Historical AssociationMember, Program Committee 
2007-Hood's Texas Brigade AssociationMember, Advisory Board 
2006-2009Military History of the WestContributor, Book Notes (21) 
2005Texas State Historical AssociationChair, Phi Alpha Theta Session 
2005Mid-America History ConferenceSession Commentator, "Texas Social History" 
2005-2006Texas State Historical AssociationMember, Program Committee 
2004Consortium on Revolutionary EraSession Chair, “Transatlantic Revolutions” 
2004-2006University of North TexasCoordinator, Teaching of History Conference 
2002Society for Military HistorySession Chair, “Grand Strategy in the Napoleonic Wars” 
2000-2003High Point UniversityChair, Faculty Council 
2000-2004Historical Society of North CarolinaTreasurer 
1999Society of Civil War HistoriansSession Commentator, "Robert E. Lee and Politics" 
1999-Georgia Bass Davis Historical Park, Gainesville, TXMember, Advisory Board 
1998Southern Historical AssociationSession Commentator, "Civil Liberties in the Confederacy" 
1995North Carolina Association of HistoriansSession Commentator, "North Carolina in the Civil War" 
1993-1994Greensboro News and RecordHistory Columnist 
1988Southern Historical AssociationSession Chair, "Virginia's Contradiction: Country Liberty and Slave Law" 
1983University of TexasSession Chair, "Contemporary Mexico," ILASSA Conference 
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