Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 01:39:33 AM Tue, 11 Aug 2015 
Dr. Elizabeth Hayes Turner
 Contact Information
Dr. Elizabeth Hayes Turner
Contact address   1155 Union Circle # 310650, Denton, TX 76203-0650     
Email  turner@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-4526   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy U.S. History Rice University, Houston, Texas 1990
Master of Arts European History East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas 1969
Bachelor of Arts cum laude in History University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif. 1967
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015HIST2620889United States History Since 1865  
Fall 2015HIST2620032United States History Since 1865 Download Syllabus
Spring 2015HIST2620032United States History Since 1865 Download Syllabus
Fall 2014HIST2620032United States History Since 1865 Download Syllabus
Spring 2014HIST2685001Honors United States History Since 1865 Download Syllabus
Fall 2013HIST2685001Honors United States History Since 1865 Download Syllabus
Spring 2013HIST2685001Honors United States History Since 1865 Download Syllabus
Fall 2012HIST4840001The New South Download Syllabus
Spring 2012HIST2685002Honors United States History Since 1865 Download Syllabus
Fall 2011HIST5110004Studies in United States History Download Syllabus
Fall 2011HIST2685001Honors United States History Since 1865 Download Syllabus
Fall 2010HIST5110004Studies in United States History33Download Syllabus
Fall 2010HIST4840001The New South Download Syllabus
Fall 2009HIST5100002Seminar in United States History27 
Fall 2009HIST4261003Topics in US History87 
Fall 2009ENGL3912003Topics in American Literature57 
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Collective Memory
Emancipation Celebrations
New South and Women and Gender in the New South
Race Relations
Urban History
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2013-2014University Distinguished Teaching ProfessorHistoryCASUniversity of North Texas
2010-2014Professor of HistoryDepartment of HistoryCASUniversity of North Texas
2006-2014Affiliated Faculty Member and Advisory BoardWomen’s StudiesCASUniversity of North Texas
2008-2011Senior Faculty FellowCLEARCAS-UNT Next-Gen Course RedesignUniversity of North Texas
2003-2009Associate Professor of HistoryDepartment of HistoryCASUniversity of North Texas
2005-2006Associate ChairDepartment of History University of North Texas
2003Fulbright Lecturer  University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
2002Assistant Professor of History  University of North Texas
1996-2002Associate Professor of History  University of Houston-Downtown
1997-1998Visiting Associate Professor of History  Rice University
1991-1995Assistant Professor of History  University of Houston-Downtown
1990-1991Assistant Professor of History  Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina
1990Lecturer in History  University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
1979-1982Lecturer in History  Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina
1978-1980Lecturer in History  Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, North Carolina
1975-1978Part-time Instructor of History  Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives
Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Stephanie Cole, and Rebecca Sharpless
University of Georgia Press
"Gone to Washington: Mobilizing the 1968 Poor People's Campaign," in Unsteadily Marching On: The U.S. South in Motion, edited by Constante Gonzalez Groba.
Biblioteca Javier Coy d'estudis nord-americans, Universitat de Valencia
Book chapters
Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History, by Michael Gillette
Journal of Southern History
Book reviews
Major Problems in the History of the American South, 3rd Edition
Sally McMillen, Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Paul Escott, and David Goldfield
Our Minds on Freedom: Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924-1967
Journal of Southern History
Book reviews
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2011-2014Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive EraBoard of EditorsMember of Board
2000-2004Journal of Southern HistoryBoard of EditorsMember of Board
1997-1998Journal of Southern HistoryVisiting Managing EditorEditor
 Edwin Mellon PressAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 University of Texas PressAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 Texas A&M University PressAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 Texas Christian University PressAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive EraAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 Journal of the History of SexualityAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 Journal of Southern HistoryAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 Journal of Women’s HistoryAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 Southwestern Historical QuarterlyAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 University of South Carolina PressAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 University of North Carolina PressAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 Enslow PublishersAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 Prentice Hall PublishersAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews-
 Pearson EducationAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews-
 Oxford University PressAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews-
 Samford UniversityAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 University of Georgia PressAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 University of Illinois PressAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 Barrett- Kendall PublishersAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
 University of Missouri PressAnonymous ReviewerManuscript Reviews
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
2014Keynote Address: Women in Texas History Luncheon. “Lion in the Texas House: The Political Performances of Senfronia Thompson”Keynote SpeakerTexas State Historical Association
2014“‘Three Cheers to Freedom and Equal Rights to All’”: Juneteenth and the Meaning of Citizenship”PresenterLone Star Unionism and Dissent: The Other Civil War Texas. A Symposium, Texas State University, San Marcos.
2014“Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives, Part II.”PresenterTexas State Historical Association
2013“The Transformative Effect of the Hall of Negro Life: African American Culture and the New Deal”Invited SpeakerAfrican American Museum Dallas
2013Politics as Theater: Senfronia Thompson’s [Conservative-Bashing] Performances in the Texas LegislaturePresenterSouthern Studies Forum: Szczecin University, Szczecin, Poland
2012“The Decade that Changed Texas Forever: Women and Gender in the 1960s”PresenterEast Texas Historical Association
2012'To Help Our Nation Find Its Soul:' Women and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign"Invited SpeakerUNT Women's Studies Program
2012'To Help Our Nation Find Its Soul:' Women and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign"Invited SpeakerLone Star Progressives, Granbury, Tx
2012Women’s Campaigns for Economic Justice in the Late 20th CenturyPanel CommentatorNinth Southern Conference on Women’s History, Southern Association for Women Historians
2012“The State of LGBT History in Texas”PresenterEast Texas Historical Association
2012“The Shaping of LGBT History in Texas”PresenterWomen Shaping Texas History, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
2011The Republic of Memory: Women Commemorate Early TexasPanel ChairTexas State Historical Association, El Paso
2011‘The Miraculous Fall Upwards’: African American Culture and the Hall of Negro Life”PresenterClements Center for the Study of Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University
2011“How Did Women Win the Right to Vote? Thank the Southern States!”Texas Humanities Invited LectureRosenberg Library, Galveston
2011“Gone to Washington: Mobilizing the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.”PresenterSouthern Studies Forum, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2011'To Help Our Nation Find Its Soul:' Women and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign"Keynote SpeakerSouthern Association for Women Historians
2010Aaron Douglas, The Hall of Negro Life, and Centennial Dreams of EqualityPresenterTexas State Historical Association, Dallas
2010Introducing Texas Women/American Women: Their Lives and TimesPresenterSouthern Historical Association
2010“‘Stop the War/Feed the Poor’: Solidarity Day and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.”PresenterDallas Area Social History Group, SMU
2009Envisioning Equality: African American Art and the Hall of Negro LifePresenterSouthern Studies Forum, University of Versailles, Paris, France
2009Post Bellum African American Citizenship and ResistancePanel ChairEighth Southern Conference on Women’s History, Columbia, S.C.
2009The Bride of Texas: Gender and the Selling of a Southern StateKeynote speakerTexas Women/American Women: New Historical Scholarship and Fresh Approaches, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
2008Southern Women in the Civil WarInvited LectureIrving Independent School District Teachers’ Workshop, Irving
2008The Great State of Texas Women’s HistoryPanel ChairTexas State Historical Association, Corpus Christi
2008“Hurricane Katrina and the History of Disaster”; Paper: “The 1900 Storm: The Lesson from Galveston”Panel ParticipantAmerican Historical Association, Washington D.C.
2007Civil Rights Issues in Texas HistoryInvited lectureTexas Book Festival. Austin. For Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas
2007Southern History in Italy: The Fulbright Program at the University of Genoa, 1971-2005Panel ChairSouthern Historical Association, Richmond, Virginia
2007The Bride of Texas: Gender and the Selling of a Southern StatePresenterSouthern Studies Forum; Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
2007Juneteenth, the Texas Centennial, and the Affirmation of African American CulturePresenterAmerican Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia
2006Cultural Constructions in the 19-Century SouthPanel ChairSeventh Southern Conference on Women’s History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2005Juneteenth: An American CelebrationPresenterDallas Area Social History Group, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
2005Juneteenth: The Evolution of an Emancipation CelebrationPresenterSouthern Studies Forum; Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, Netherlands
2005The Politics of Southern MemoryInvited lectureCenter for Euro-Atlantic Studies, University of Genoa, Italy
2004John Phillip Santos and the Creation of Sacred MemoriesPresenterSouthwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
2003Historiography of Women and Gender in the New SouthInvited lectureCenter for Euro-Atlantic Studies, University of Genoa, Italy
2002Disasters in Modern America: Historical Perspectives on 9-11Panel ChairAmerican Studies Association, Houston, Texas
2001Southern Families and the Woman Suffrage MovementInvited lectureTeaching Conference on History, University of North Texas
2001Southern Women in the Progressive EraInvited lectureCenter for Euro-Atlantic Studies, University of Genoa, Italy
2001From Wreckage to Recovery: Galveston, 1900-1915Invited lectureThe Houston Seminar. Houston
2000“Wasn’t That a Mighty Storm?” For Galveston and the 1900 StormPanel Discussion and Book SigningTexas Book Festival. Austin
2000What Inspired Our Foremothers and How Do They Inspire Us?PanelWomen 2000. Organized by the Worcester Women’s History Project to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the First National Woman’s Rights Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts
2000Women Rebuilding After the 1900 StormPresenterSteel Oleander Women’s History Conference, Galveston
2000Gender and the Gospel in Stained GlassPresenterEast Texas Historical Association. Nacogdoches
2000Clara Barton and the Formation of Public Policy in Galveston, 1900PresenterPhilanthropy and the City: An Historical Overview: A Conference Jointly Organized by the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and the Rockefeller Archive Center. New York City
2000Clara Barton’s Role in Galveston’s RecoveryInvited LectureClara Barton National Historic Site. Glen Echo, Maryland
2000Southern Women and the Suffrage MovementInvited LectureGalveston: Before and After. Panel on the Galveston Storm Organized by Midsummer Books, Galveston. September 7. Houston Area Women’s Center. Houston
2000Southern Women in the Progressive EraInvited LectureRice University, Advanced Placement Summer Institute
2000 Opening of the Exhibit, speech, and book signingGalveston Historical Foundation Exhibit on the 1900 Storm
2000"Southern Women and Divorce"; "Teaching in the New Millennium"Commentator; PanelistFifth Southern Conference on Women's History. Richmond, Virginia
2000Clara Barton and the Great Storm: The Effects of Social Engineering in GalvestonPresenterTexas State Historical Association
2000Dedication Ceremony Naming Notable Texas WomenKeynote SpeakerHouston Area Women’s Center
1999Gender, Race, and the Reconstruction of Galveston, 1900-1915PresenterSouthern Historical Association. Fort Worth
1999New Directions in Southern Women's HistoryInvited SpeakerMayor's Summit on Women. Women United: Celebrating the Past, Building the Future
1998Women and Social Reform in Texas HistoryRespondentUniversity of Houston Women's Studies Program
1998Discovering the Women in Galveston's Past, 1880-1920PresenterGalveston Historical Foundation, Steel Oleander Women's History Conference
1998Clashing Symbols: Mammy and Lady Liberty in a New South CityInvited LectureRice University, Women’s History Month Address
1998Variations Among Educated Antebellum Women: Margaret Fuller and Southern WomenPanel Chair and CommentatorSouth Central Women’s Studies Conference, Clear Lake, Texas
1997Northern and Southern Progressives and LaborPanel ChairFourth Southern Conference on Women’s History, Charleston, S. C.
1996Women in Nineteenth-Century Texas: Three Historical ApproachesPanel Chair and CommentatorTexas State Historical Association Meeting, Austin
1995Symbolic Discourse: Mollie Rosenberg's Windows and the Lost CausePresenterEpiscopal Women's History Conference, Raleigh, N.C.
1993From Private Entertainments to Public Rallies: The Transformation of the Texas Woman Suffrage MovementPresenterBerkshire Conference on Women’s History, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
1992Southern Women: Black and WhiteInvited LectureDinsmore Homestead Foundation Symposium, Burlington, Ky
1992Southern Women in Cultural PerspectivePresenterNorth Carolina Writers’ Conference, Winston-Salem, N.C.
1991Women Progressives and the Origins of Local Suffrage Societies in TexasPresenterSouthern Historical Association. Fort Worth
1991The Origins of Local Suffrage Societies in TexasPresenterHouston Area Southern Historians. Houston
1991Sources of Self: Race, Class, and Region in the WCTUComments on two papers. PanelSouthern Association for Women Historians. Chapel Hill, N.C.
1991Southern Suffragists and the Progressive EraPresenterOrganization of American Historians. Lexington, Ky
1991Shaping Public Health Policy: Pure Milk and the Galveston Women's Health Protective AssociationPresenterTexas State Historical Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas
1990Issues of Protection and Class: Galveston Women in the Progressive EraInvited SpeakerTexas Women's History Conference, Austin, Texas
1989Episcopal Women of Galveston, l900-1989PresenterEpiscopal Women's History Conference. Canaan, New York
1989After the Storm: Women and Public Policy in GalvestonPresenterOrganization of American Historians. St. Louis, Mo.
1988Galveston Women's History: A New ApproachPresenterEast Texas Historical Association. Nacogdoches, Texas
1988The Texas Woman Suffrage Movement: White-gloved Ladies vs. the New WomanPresenterSouthern Association for Women Historians. Spartanburg, S.C.
1987Women and Reform in a Texas City: Galveston, 1901-1920PresenterTexas State Historical Association. Galveston
1986From Benevolent Ladies to Civic Women: Galveston's Female Voluntary Associations, 1880-1910PresenterSouthern Historical Association. Charlotte, N. C.
1985Southern Women: Portraits in DiversityPresenterSophie Newcomb Women's Center, New Orleans
1985Spiritual Equality and Social Inequality: The Emergence of Black and Female Autonomy in the First Baptist Church of Galveston, l840-1861PresenterSouthwestern Social Science Association
1984Mistresses, Maternalism, and Slaves: A Study of Racial ControlPresenterMissouri Valley History Conference. Omaha, Neb.
1983Southern Women and the Issue of SlaveryPresenterSouthwestern Social Science Association. Houston
1981 ParticipantNewberry Library Mini-Institute for the New Social History at George Washington University, funded by NEH
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 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2011William P. Clements FellowshipWilliam P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University$22,500Principal InvestigatorActive
2010-2011John H. Jenkins Research FellowshipTexas State Historical Association$1,000Principal InvestigatorActive
2006Fred White Jr. FellowshipTexas State Historical Association$600Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999-2000Grants for book production costsTexas Council for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Dodge Jones Foundation, the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, and the Houston Endowment OtherCompleted
1996Organized Research GrantUniversity of Houston-Downtown Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1993Organized Research GrantUniversity of Houston-Downtown OtherCompleted
1992Organized Research GrantUniversity of Houston-Downtown OtherCompleted
1988FinalistWoodrow Wilson Women's Studies Research Grant OtherCompleted
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 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2009-2010UNT Research Opportunity Grant (ROP)University of North Texas$7,484Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2008-2009Redesign U.S. History from 1865 (HIST 2620)UNT Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Grant$12,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2011-2012National Women's History MuseumOther Regional Scholars Advisor
toggle toggle Teaching
Historiography of the New South

History of the New South

History of the Old South

Research Seminar in the New South

Research Seminar in Women and Gender in the New South

Southern Autobiography: From Civil War to Civil Rights

Studies in the New South

Studies in Women and Gender in the New South

United States History 1900 to 1945

United States History after 1877

United States History to 1877

United States Women’s History

Women and Gender in the New South

toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2013Joseph DavisMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee
2012Stephanie Fields-HawkinsMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee
2012Brian CervantezPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
2012Ben BlacklockMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee (non-thesis)
2011Birney Mark FishPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
2011Bonnie LovellPh.D.- EnglishGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
2011Mark StanleyPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
2011Stephanie JohnstonMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee (non-thesis)
2011Jeffrey ZemlerPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
2011Karen WiselyMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
2011Katherine CloerMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
2011Sara SpillersMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee (non-thesis)
2010Angela ThompsonMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee (non-thesis)
2010H. Lee JonesMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Master's Commitee (non -thesis)
2010Lisa Ann FoxMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
2010Adrien IvanPh.DGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
2010Courtney WelshPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
2010Jessica Brannon-WranoskyPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
2009Michael MimsMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
2009Deborah KilgoreMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
2008Bianca MercadoMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
2007Crystal DunbarMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
2006Jeff MillerMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee (non-thesis)
2006D. Perry DiricksonMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
2006Jared SuttonMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
2005Rhonda RagsdaleMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Thesis Committee
Present-Amy KirchenbauerPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
Present-Dan NaborsPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingCo-chair, Dissertation Committee
Present-Scott EllisonMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Thesis Committee
Present-Karen WiselyPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
Present-Deborah KilgorePh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Dissertation Committee
Present-Patricia Caernarven-SmithPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
Present-Jerry CoatsPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingMember, Dissertation Committee
2014-Molly BundschuhMA/MSGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChair, Master's Committee
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2011-2014Board of EditorsBoard MemberJournal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
2013Ad Hoc Promotion CommitteeMemberDepartment of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UNT
2012-2013Liz Carpenter Award CommitteeChairTexas State Historical Association
2012-2013Program CommitteeMemberTexas State Historical Association
2010-2013Executive CommitteeCommittee MemberSouthern Historical Association
2012UNT Personnel Affairs / Retention, Promotion, and Tenure CommitteeMemberLinguistics, Technical Writing, and Communication Rank and Tenure Committee
2011-2012Promotion and Tenure CommitteeAdvocate for Drs. Jennifer Wallach, Clark Pomerleau, and Olga VelikanovaDepartment of History, UNT
2010-2011Darlene Clark Hine Award CommitteeChairOrganization of American Historians
2009-2010William F. Holmes Award CommitteeCommittee MemberSouthern Historical Association
2009-2010Liz Carpenter Award CommitteeCommittee MemberTexas State Historical Association
2007-2009Committee on MinoritiesCommittee MemberSouthern Historical Association
2007-2009Board of EditorsBoard MemberSouthern Association for Women Historians
2008Advisory Board, Women’s Studies ProgramBoard MemberUniversity of North Texas
2006T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award CommitteeChairTexas Historical Commission
2006Program CommitteeCommittee MemberTexas State Historical Association
2005T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award CommitteeCommittee MemberTexas Historical Commission
2004A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize CommitteeChairSouthern Association for Women Historians
2004T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award CommitteeCommittee MemberTexas Historical Commission
2000-2002Texas Council for the Humanities Speaker’s BureauSpeakerTexas Council for the Humanities
1998Baptist Student MinistriesAcademic SponsorRice University
1998Nominating CommitteeChairSouthern Association for Women Historians
1997Houston Public Library Community ProjectHumanities AdvisorThe Frontier in American Culture
1997 LecturerWomen's History, Rice Continuing Studies
1997 PresidentSouthern Association for Women Historians
1996Committee on WomenCommittee MemberSouthern Historical Association
1996 First Vice PresidentSouthern Association for Women Historians
1996Women's Month CommitteeFundraiserUHD
1995 Second Vice PresidentSouthern Association for Women Historians
1995Committee on WomenCommittee MemberSouthern Historical Association
1995Membership CommitteeCommittee MemberSouthern Historical Association
1995Women’s MonthCoordinatorUniversity of Houston-Downtown
1995 LecturerRice Continuing Studies
1994Third Southern Conference on Women’s History (June l994)Conference CoordinatorSouthern Association for Women Historians
1994Dissertation CommitteeReaderUniversity of Houston
1994Membership Committee Southern Historical Association
1989-1991Second Southern Conference on Women's HistoryPublicity Chair and Program Committee MemberSouthern Association for Women Historians
1988Membership CommitteeCommittee MemberSouthern Association for Women Historians
1987"Houston Women Exhibit" a history exhibit funded by the Texas Committee for the HumanitiesResearcher 
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2011Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE)Member, Board of EditorsAssociation Memberships
2002-2011Dallas Area Social History GroupMemberAssociation Memberships
 Southern Studies Forum (EAAS)MemberAssociation Memberships
 Dallas Area Social History GroupMemberAssociation Memberships
 East Texas Historical AssociationMemberAssociation Memberships
 Texas State Historical AssociationMemberAssociation Memberships
 Southern Association for Women HistoriansMemberAssociation Memberships
 Southern Historical AssociationMemberAssociation Memberships
 Organization of American HistoriansMemberAssociation Memberships
 American Historical AssociationMemberAssociation Memberships
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2013University Distinguished Teaching ProfessorshipUniversity of North Texas
2011Elected Fellow of the TSHATexas State Historical Association
2009Nominee, Minnie Stevens Piper Teaching AwardDepartment of History
2007Winner of the T. R. Fehrenbach Book Prize for the best book in Texas history For Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in TexasTexas Historical Commission
2003Fulbright Scholar AwardUniversity of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
2002Finalist, Scholarship/Creativity AwardUniversity of Houston-Downtown
1998-1999For Women, Culture, and Community: Winner of the Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for the best bookTexas State Historical Association
1998-1999Winner of the Best Book on East Texas PrizeOttis Lock Endowment Committee of the East Texas Historical Association
1998-1999Winner of a Certificate of CommendationAmerican Association for State and Local History
1993Distinguished Alumnus AwardEast Texas State University
1990Mary Hayes Ewing Publication Prize in Southern HistoryRice University
1990Barbara Field Kennedy Prize in American History for the best graduate academic performanceRice University
1987Ottis Lock Endowment AwardEast Texas Historical Association
1985William Stamps Farish FellowshipRice University
1985Winner of the United States History PrizeSouthwestern Historical Association
1985Captain Charles Septimis Longcope Prize in HistoryRice University
1982Rice University Presidential Recognition AwardRice University
1982-1986Rice University FellowshipRice University
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