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Clayton BrownBrown, Clayton
Professor
Modern US History and New South
Reed 302
(817) 257-6292
d.c.brown@tcu.edu

Brown CV

D. Clayton Brown received his B. A. in 1964 and M. A. in 1965 from North Texas State University and his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1970.  He has published six books and twenty-six articles, book chapters and contributions in various publications. His latest book,King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945, appeared in 2011.  His teaching focuses on Modern America and the New South.  His principal administrative experience came as Department Chair, 1998-2004. 
Jodi Campbell

Campbell, Jodi
Associate Professor, Director of

Undergraduate Studies
Spain, Early Modern Europe
Reed 330
(817) 257-6616
j.campbell@tcu.edu

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Jodi Campbell received her Ph.D. in European history from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests center on the politics, culture and society of early modern Spain; she is currently working on a project on food and social identity. She is the author of Monarchy, Political Culture and Drama in Seventeenth-Century Madrid (Ashgate, 2006), and the co-editor (with Douglas Catterall) of Women in Port: Gendering Communities, Economies, and Social Networks in Atlantic Port Cities, 1500-1800 (Brill, 2012). She teaches courses on Western Europe, Spain, the Renaissance, and early modern European popular culture.

Gregg CantrellCantrell, Gregg
Erma and Ralph Lowe Chair
Texas History

Reed 218
(817) 257-7035
g.cantrell@tcu.edu

http://personal.tcu.edu/gcantrell/

Gregg Cantrell received his PhD from Texas A&M University. His books include Kenneth and John B. Rayner and the Limits of Southern Dissent (University of Illinois Press) and Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas (Yale University Press).  He is also coeditor of Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas  (Texas A&M University Press) and coauthor of The History of Texas (Harlan Davidson Press). He is president of the Texas State Historical Association and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters.  He teaches courses in Texas and American history and is currently writing a history of the Texas Populist Party.

Don CoerverCoerver, Don
Associate Dean and Professor
Modern Mexico, US Business History
Scharbauer 2001F
(817) 257-6290
d.coerver@tcu.edu

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Don Coerver received his M.A. in History from Southern Methodist University and his Ph.D. in Latin American History from Tulane University.  His courses include The United States and Latin America; Revolution in Latin America; The Spanish Borderlands; Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas; History of Mexico; and Business in American Life.  He is the recipient of a number of fellowships, including the Fulbright-Hays, Mellon, Shell International Studies, and National Defense Education Act Fellowships. In addition to his position as professor of History, he also serves as Associate Dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts and as Director of the Master of Liberal Arts Program.

Crotty, Sean

Instructor (Geography)

Urban Economic Geography, Informal Labor Markets
Scharbauer 2015C
817-257-7308

sean.crotty@tcu.edu
Sean Crotty is an expert in urban economic geography. His research identifies the locational characteristics of informal labor markets as well as spatial inefficiencies in government interventions into those markets. As affiliated faculty with the TCU Institute for Urban Living and Innovation, he leads and supports projects examining a variety of issues in the greater Fort Worth community including local impacts of immigration, community/economic development, and infrastructure development. He teaches World Regional Geography, Economic Geography, and Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. He earned a B.S. in International Economics from Texas Christian University in 2003, a M.A. in geography in 2007 from San Diego State University, and a Ph.D. in Geography in 2012 from San Diego State University and the University of California at Santa Barbara. 

Alan GallayGallay, Alan

Lyndon B. Johnson Chair

Early America, Atlantic World, U.S. South, Native America

Reed 303

(817) 257-6299

a.gallay@tcu.edu

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Alan Gallay teaches and researches American and Atlantic World history with particular interest in colonialism, intercultural relations, and the history of slavery.  Much of his work focuses on the evolution of the Colonial South into the Old South with studies and courses on the evolution of the region’s native peoples, frontier interactions, and the development of the plantation system.  Gallay’s most recent books include Colonial and Revolutionary America (Prentice Hall), Indian Slavery in Colonial America (Univ. of Nebraska Press), and The Indian Slave Trade:  The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 (Yale University Press).  His current book project is titled “Ralegh and the Origins of English Colonialism.”

Hanan HammadHammad, Hanan
Assistant Professor
Middle East & Islamic World

Reed 204
(817) 257-5823
h.hammad@tcu.edu

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Hanan earned her Ph.D in Middle East History with a supporting field in Persian studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. Her publications include the articles “Between Egyptian ‘National Purity’ and ‘Local Flexibility’: Prostitution in al-Mahalla al-Kubra in the first half of the 20th century” and “From Fascination to Condemnation: Khomeini and the Iranian Revolution in the Egyptian Press.” She is currently writing a book manuscript tentatively entitled Mechanizing People, Localizing Modernity: Industrialization and Social Transformation in Modern Egypt. Before coming to the world of academia, she worked as a journalist in Egyptian, Kuwaiti and American newspapers.

Alex HidalgoHidalgo, Alex

Assistant Professor

Colonial Latin America

a.hidalgo@tcu.edu

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Alex Hidalgo earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Arizona in 2013.  He specializes in the social and cultural history of colonial Latin America with an interest in Mesoamerican ethnohistory, visual studies, and the Iberian Atlantic.  Hidalgo co-edited “Imperial Geographies and Spatial Memories,” a special issue of the Journal of Latin American Geography (2012) where he published an article on a Mixtec map made in late seventeenth-century Oaxaca.  He has received grants and fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, the Library of Congress, and the American Historical Association and is currently co-editing an issue of Ethnohistory on the intersection of cartography and ethnicity forthcoming in 2014.

Todd KerstetterKerstetter, Todd
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
American West, Native American, Environmental

Reed 326, (817) 257-6736
t.kerstetter@tcu.edu

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Todd Kerstetter specializes in the history of the American West and also teaches courses on environmental history, American Indian history, sport history, and the Progressive Era.  His research interests include religion and popular culture, water issues, and cities in the West.  He published God's Country, Uncle Sam's Land: Faith and Conflict in the American West (Illinois) in 2006 and his articles have appeared in Western Historical Quarterly, Great Plains Quarterly, American Journalism, and Nebraska History.  He is on the Western Historical Quarterly’s board of editors.  He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska and his B.A. at Duke.

Max KrochmalKrochmal, Max
Assistant Professor
Modern U.S., African-American, Chicano/a-Latino/a, Labor History
On leave 2013-14

Reed 104

(817) 257-7315
m.krochmal@tcu.edu

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Max Krochmal works at the intersection of modern U.S., African American, Chicano/a-Latino/a, and labor histories. A native of Reno, Nevada, he attended UC-Santa Cruz and Duke University.  His current book project follows a diverse group of ordinary people as they built multiracial political, civil rights, and labor coalitions in mid-twentieth century Texas.  He is the faculty leader of the TCU Civil Rights Bus Tour and the author of recent articles in The Chicano Movement: Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century, ed. Mario T. Garcia (Routledge, 2014) and Life and Labor in the New New South, ed. Robert H. Zieger (University Press of Florida, 2012).

Bill MeierMeier, Bill
Assistant Professor
Modern Britain, Ireland, and British Empire
Reed 132

(817) 257-6302
w.meier@tcu.edu

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Bill Meier earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009.  His field of study is modern Britain, Ireland, and the British Empire, with a particular interest in the history of crime and disorder.  He has taught European and world history, including honors courses on Europe since 1789 and Ireland since 1600, as well as topics such as crime in Western Europe and the life and times of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.  His book Property Crime in London, 1850-Present (2011) explores what crimes like shoplifting, armed robbery, and drug smuggling can tell us about the changing landscape of social class, gender norms, and economic activity.  His current research project examines the social and cultural history of terrorism in modern Britain.

Susan RamirezRamirez, Susan
Neville G. Penrose Chair
Latin America
Reed 304
(817) 257-6047
s.ramirez@tcu.edu

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Dr. Susan Elizabeth Ramirez, the holder of the Penrose Chair of Latin American History, has written three major books: Provincial Patriarchs: Land Tenure and the Economics of Power in Colonial Peru (University of New Mexico Press, 1986); The World Upside Down: Cross Cultural Contact and Conflict in Sixteenth Century Peru (Stanford University Press, 1996 and 1998); To Feed and Be Fed: The Cosmological Bases of Authority and Identity in the Andes (Stanford University Press, June 2005). She continues to research Andean anthropological history during the colonial period.

Jeffery B. RoetRoet, Jeffrey B.
Instructor (Geography)
Urban Geography
Reed 203
(817) 257-6514
j.roet@tcu.edu

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Jeff Roet received his B.A. in geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.  A member of the Association of American Geographers and the American Geographical Society, he has done work in urban, political, economic, and urban geography, and has traveled to 38 countries on all continents except Antarctica. 

Claire SandersSanders, Claire
Instructor (History)
Modern Europe
Reed 134
(817) 257-6289
c.sanders@tcu.edu

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Claire A. Sanders received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She teaches undergraduate courses in the history of modern Europe, the history of France, and the history of women in modern Europe.  Partnering with TCU Career Services, Dr. Sanders teaches a course that helps Liberal Arts students prepare for the job market and market themselves successfully to potential employers. 

Andrew SchoolmasterSchoolmaster, Andrew
Professor & Dean of AddRan College of Liberal Arts
Applied Geography
Scharbauer 2001H
(817) 257-6163
a.schoolmaster@tcu.edu

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Dr. Schoolmaster, Dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, is a Professor of Geography who served previously as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Prior to joining EKU in 2004, he spent 24 years at the University of North Texas serving as a department chair, executive assistant to the chancellor and president, and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Schoolmaster is a geographer with teaching and research interests in applied geography, locational conflict analysis, water resources, and environmental policy.

Rebecca SharplessSharpless, Rebecca
Associate Professor
20th Century U.S., Women’s History
Reed 329

On leave spring 2014
(817) 257-5645
r.sharpless@tcu.edu

Sharpless CV

Rebecca Sharpless teaches courses in American history, focusing on women, labor, food, and Texas.  She is the author of Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices: Women on Texas Cotton Farms, 1900-1940 (1999) and Cooking in Other Women's Kitchens: Domestic Workers in the South, 1865-1960 (2010), winner of the 2012 Bennett H. Wall award.  She is currently co-editing a volume on Texas women's history.  Sharpless has published articles in the Journal of Southern History, Southern Cultures, and the Florida Historical Quarterly as well as a variety of edited volumes.  She is past president of the Southern Association for Women Historians, past president of the Oral History Association, and on the executive council of the Texas State Historical Association.

Gene SmithSmith, Gene
Professor
Early American, Maritime and American Naval
On leave 2013-14

Reed 222
(817) 257-6295
g.smith@tcu.edu

http://personal.tcu.edu/gsmith/

 

Gene Allen Smith received his Ph.D. from Auburn University.  He is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books, including The Slave’s Gamble: Choosing Sides on the Early American Battlefield (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).  Active in the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (Treasurer) and the North American Society for Oceanic History (Vice-President), he is editor of the University Press of Florida book series "Contested Boundaries,” and co-editor of the United States Naval Institute Press series “New Perspective on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology.”  His research encompasses American naval/maritime history, Gulf territorial expansion, and the War of 1812, and he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on early American history.

Kenneth StevensStevens, Kenneth
Professor
American Presidency, Constitutional History and Jacksonian Era
Reed 327, (817) 257-6291
k.stevens@tcu.edu

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After serving four years in the Navy, Ken Stevens returned to academia to pursue his Ph.D. at Indiana University, where he also worked as an editorial assistant at the American Historical Review. He has published five books, including the Texas Legation Papers, Border Diplomacy (a study of 19th century Anglo-American-Canadian relations), two volumes of the Diplomatic Papers of Daniel Webster, and an annotated bibliography of President William Henry Harrison. In addition to the U.S. history survey, he teaches courses in U.S. Constitutional History, the American Presidency, and the Age of Jackson.

Dana SummersSummers, Dana
Administrative Assistant
Reed 133
(817) 257-7288

 
 

Peter SzokSzok, Peter
Associate Professor
Latin America

Reed 105
(817) 257-6651
p.szok@tcu.edu

Peter Szok is a graduate of Tulane University where he received a PhD in modern Latin American history and specialized in ethnicity, nationalism, and popular culture.  Dr. Szok teaches classes on Afro-Latin American history, indigenous movements, and Central America.  He regularly serves on Fulbright selection committees and is a contributing editor to the Handbook of Latin American Studies.  He is also faculty advisor for Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society.  Dr. Szok’s latest book is Wolf Tracks: Popular Art and Re-Africanization in Twentieth-Century Panama (2012). 

Stacey TheisenTheisen, Stacey
Administrative Assistant
Reed 308
(817) 257-6296

 
 

Ben TillmanTillman, Ben
Associate Professor (Geography)
Latin America
Reed 305
(817) 257-6301
b.tillman@tcu.edu

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Ben Tillman received his Ph.D.  in 1999 from Louisiana State University. His research examines the historical and cultural geography of Central America’s Caribbean coast and he is currently investigating the geography of breadfruit in Middle America. He is the author of Imprints on Native Lands: The Miskito-Moravian Settlement Landscape in Honduras (University of Arizona Press, 2011). He teaches courses on world regional, cultural, and Latin American geography.

Kyle WalkerWalker, Kyle

Assistant Professor (Geography)

Population and Urban Geography

Scharbauer 2015D

(817) 257-5241

kyle.walker@tcu.edu

Kyle Walker earned his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 2011.  His research has focused on the relationships between the geography of immigration in US metropolitan areas and local political responses to new immigrants.  Other research interests include the changing nature of migration flows between US cities and suburbs; the electoral geography of US metropolitan areas; and methodology in population geography.  He teaches courses in Geographic Information Systems and human geography at TCU.  Prior to arriving at TCU, he worked as a researcher and GIS analyst for the Church Pension Group in New York City.
Steven Woodworth

Woodworth, Steven
Professor
Old U.S. South, Civil War and Reconstruction

Reed 307
(817) 257-6293
s.woodworth@tcu.edu

http://personal.tcu.edu/swoodworth/

Woodworth CV

Steven E. Woodworth received his Ph.D. in 1987 from Rice University. He is the author, co-author, or editor of thirty-one books including Manifest Destinies: America’s Westward Expansion and the Road to Civil War (Knopf, 2010), Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865 (Knopf, 2006), While God Is Marching On: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers (Kansas, 2001), Davis and Lee at War (Kansas, 1995), and Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West (Kansas, 1990). He teaches Civil War and Reconstruction, as well as U.S. Military History.
Peter WorthingWorthing, Peter
Associate Professor & Department Chair
Modern China, Vietnam
Reed 308A
(817) 257-6656
p.worthing@tcu.edu

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Peter Worthing received his PhD in Chinese history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He teaches undergraduate courses on East Asian Civilizations, modern Chinese history, and the Vietnam War and graduate seminars on China in World History and the Vietnam War.  He has published two books, Occupation and Revolution: China and the Vietnamese August Revolution of 1945 (1995) and A Military History of Modern China: From the Qing Conquest to Tiananmen Square (2007).  His articles have appeared in Modern China, War and Society, The Journal of Military History, and Modern China Studies.  A member of the board of directors of the Chinese Military History Society, he is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Chinese Military History.

Adjunct instructors:

Dr. Larry Bartlett, Dr. Jensen Branscombe, Dr. Brenda Davis, Ms. Lauren Geffert, Ms. Beth Hessel, Mr. Ken Iles, Dr. Jack McCallum, Dr. Justin Solonick, Dr. Miles Smith, Dr. Watson Arnold, Dr. Mary Wilson

Reed 406

(817) 257-6300

 

Dr. Melanie Kirkland, Dr. Juan Carlos Sola-Corbacho, Dr. Wes Watters

Scharbauer 4008

(817) 257-5347

 

 

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Graduate student instructors:

Jonathan Engel, Misty Mehrtens, Andrea Ondruch, Jonathan Steplyk, Daniel Vogel

Reed 406
(817) 257-6300