Ph.D. Recipients

Ph.Ds, 1974 - Present
Publications, and Job Placements

The Department of History has awarded 109 Ph.Ds since 1974. To date, 35 of our Ph.D. graduates have authored or co-authored, or have forthcoming a total of 55 books.  Our department is honored to have 2 Fehrenbach Prize winners for the best book in Texas history among our graduates.   

Click on the dates below to view Ph.D. recipients and their accomplishments.

2010-2006

2010

  • John M. Barr, “The Anti-Lincoln Tradition in American Life.” 
    Advisor: Eric Walther

    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Lone Star College


  • Holle Canatella, “Scripsit amica manus: Male-Female Spiritual Friendship in England and France, ca. 1050-1200”
    Advisor: Sally Vaughn

    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Lock Haven University
  • Courtney DeMayo, “The Cathedral School at Reims and the Early Capetian State, 969-1031”
    Advisor: Sally Vaughn

    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Heidelberg University
  • Lauran Kerr-Heraly, “Race, Gender and African American Women Doctors in the Twentieth Century”
    Advisor: James Schafer

    Current Position: Teacher of History and Gender Studies, TASIS The American School in England
  • Mari L. Nicholson-Preuss,"Down and Out in Old JD: Urban Public Hospitals, Institutional Stigma and Medical Indigence in the Twentieth Century"
    Advisor: Sarah Fishman and Roberta Bivins (University of Warwick)

    Current Position: History Learning Strategies Instructor, University of Houston-Downtown
  • Timothy O'Brien, “Sam Lightnin' Hopkins: Houston Bluesman, 1912-1960.”
    Advisor: Linda L. Reed
  • Gregory Peek, “Upland Southerners, Indiana Political Culture, and the Coming of the Civil War"
    Advisor: Eric Walther
  • Benjamin Pugno, "The integration of classical medicine with Christian conversion and monasticism in Anglo-Saxon England.”
    Advisor: Sally Vaughn

    Current Position, Assistant Professor, Columbus State Community College

2009

  • Clifton Caskey, “Building Hilter’s Jets: Using Holocaust Survivors’ Testimonies to Examine a Branch of the Nazi Armaments.” 
    Advisor: Hannah Decker
  • Daniel Donalson, “Prosecuting The Sedition Act in Texas 1918-1921.”
    Advisor: Joseph Pratt
  • Felipe Hinojosa, Making Noise Among The "Quiet In The Land": Mexican Americans And Puerto Rican Ethno-Religious Identity In The Mennonite Church, 1932-1982.
    Advisor: Guadalupe San Miguel

    Current Position: Assistant Professor of History, Texas A & M University at College Station
  • Theresa Jack, "It's Hell In A Texas Pen" Life And labor In The Texas Prison System, 1849-1929.”
    Advisor: Richard Blackett
  • Phillip Sinitiere, “The Sad Tendency of Division And Contention In Churches: Church Schism, Ecclesiastical Discord, And Clergy Dismissal In Colonial New England”
    Advisor: James Kirby Martin

    Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University

    Publications: with Shayne Lee, ed. Holy Mavericks: Evangelical Innovators and the Spiritual Marketplace (New York University Press, 2009)
  • Teresa Tomkins-Walsh, “A Concrete River Had To Be Wrong: Environmental Standing On Houston's Bayou's 1935-1999.
    Advisor: Martin Melosi
  • David Urbano, “When The Smoke Lifted: The 1857-1858 ‘Cart War' of South Texas."
    Advisor: Guadalupe San Miguel

2008

  • Tahseen Ali, “Revolutionary Violence & Subversion: Reexamining the Role of Subhas Chandra Bose & armed Struggle Against The British Raj in India.”
    Advisor: Karl Ittmann.

    Current Position: Adjunct, Houston Community College and the University of Houston.
  • Gary B. Bryant, “Working Women in the Confederate South: White Southern Women in the Paid Labor Force during the Civil War.”
    Advisor: Eric Walther

    Current Position: Adjunct Instructor, Houston Community College
    • Graham Cox, "What Irony! Nuremberg and the Negro Problem."
      Advisor: Martin Melosi.

      Current Position: Adjunct University of Houston and Houston Community College.

    • Christina Edelen, “Music and Morality in Seventeenth Century England.”
      Advisor: Cathy Patterson.

      Current Position: Professional Musician, The Netherlands.
    • Jesse Esparza, “Schools of Their Own: The San Felipe Independent School District and Mexican American Educational Autonomy, Del Rio, Texas, 1928-1972
      Advisor: Guadalupe San Miguel

    • Trinidad Gonzales, “The World of Mexico Texanos, Mexicanos and Mexico Americanos: Transnational and National Identities In The Lower Rio Grande Valley During The Last Phase of United States Colonization, 1900 to 1930.”
      Advisor: John Hart.

      Current Position: Instructor, Valley College

  • Isaac Hampton, “The Journey of African American Officers Through The Vietnam Era.”
    Advisors: Robert Buzzanco and Gerald Horne.

    Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas Southern University.
  • Joe Janssens, “Maneuver Warfare & Military Economy In The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1915.”
    Advisor: John Mason Hart
    • Amy O'Neal, “Pragmatism, Patronage, Piety and Participation, Women in the Anglo-Norman Chronicles."
      Advisor: Sally Vaughn.

      Current Position: Director of Assessment and Accreditation Services, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Houston

  • Robert Thompson, “Soil and Slaves: An Environmental History of Northeastern North Carolina, 1584-1860.”
    Advisor: Kathleen Brosnan.

    Current Position: Associate Editor, Encyclopedia of American Environmental History.

2007

  • LaGuana Gray, They Just Keep Running the Line": Southern Black Women in the Poultry Processing Industry, 1960-2006.”
    Advisor: Landon Storrs.

    Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Texas--San Antonio. 
  • Katy Lopez, The Cougar Revolution.
    Advisor: Robert Buzzanco.

    Current Position: Assistant Curator of Education, Blaffer Gallery, UH

    Publications: Cougars of Any Color (McFarland Publishing, 2008).  
  • Chris Smith, American Rebels: Soldier Protest in the Early American Military, 1754- 1815.
    Advisor: James Kirby Martin.

    Current Position: Adjunct, Houston Community College.

2006

    • Douglas Bryson, “Chihuahua, the United States, and the Origins of a Revolution.”
      Advisor: John Hart.

      Current Position: Teacher, Austin High School.

    • Sonia Hernandez, “Mexicanos and Mexicanas in a Transitional Borderland, 1880-1940.”
      Advisor: John Hart.

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Pan American

    • Thomas McKinney, “Superhighway Deluxe: Houston's Gulf Freeway.”
      Advisor: Martin Melosi.

      Current Position: Research Historian, HRA Gray & Pape, LLC.

    • Angela Murphy, “Abolition, Irish Freedom, and Immigrant Citizenship: American Slavery and the Rise and Fall of the American Associations for Irish Repeal.”
      Advisor: Richard Blackett.

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Texas State University.

    • Courtney Shah, "’This Loathsome Subject’: Sex Education in Progressive-Era America.”
      Advisor: Landon Storrs.

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Lower Columbia College.

      Publications: Revising manuscript for publication.

    • Beverly Tomek, “Seeking a Manageable Population: Limitation, Colonization, and Black Resistance in Pennsylvania’s Antislavery Movement.”
      Advisor: Richard Blackett.

      Current Position: Instructor, University of Houston-Victoria.

      Publications: Manuscript under consideration for publication, New York University Press.

  • Roy Vu, “Rising from the Cold War Ashes: Construction of a Vietnamese American Community in Houston, 1975-2005.”
    Advisor: Robert Buzzanco.

    Current Position: Professor, North Lake College, Liberal Arts Division.

    Publications: Revising manuscript for publication.

2005-2001

2005

    • Jay Casey, “U.S. Military Cartoonists in World Wars I and II.”
      Advisor: Robert Buzzanco.

      Current Postion: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas–Fort Smith.

      Publications: Revising manuscript for publication.

  • Ellen Rogan Brunet, “St. Dunstan's Political Career.”
    Advisor: Sally Vaughn.

    Current Position: Instructor, Houston Community College.
    • Douglas Erwing, “Federalism and the U.S. Constitution.”
      Advisor: Robert Palmer.

      Current Position: Attorney-at-Law

  • Ronald Traylor, “Barrett Station, Texas: A Reflection of the Black Experience in Texas.”
    Advisor: Eric Walther.

    Current Position: Instructor, Department of History, Southeast Louisiana University.

2004

    • James Carter, “Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Making in Southeast Asia.”
      Advisor: Robert Buzzanco.

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Drew University .

      Publications: Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building, 1954-1968 (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

    • Jan Crenshaw, “Special Sanctuary in Medieval England.”
      Advisor: Sally Vaughn.

      Current Position: Head Librarian, San Jacinto College, North Library.

    • Christos Frentzos, “From Seoul to Saigon: U.S.-South Korea Relations and the Vietnam War.”
      Advisor: Robert Buzzanco.

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Austin Peay University.

      Publications: Revising manuscript for publication.

    • Hyun Ran Kim, “The Origins of Queen Elizabeth I’s Celibacy and Political Strategies: Experience, Education, and Tactics.”
      Advisor: Catherine Patterson

      Current Position: Instructor, English and History, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

    • Lori Lehtola, “King Aethelstan: ‘Rightwys Kyng Borne of All Englond’.”
      Advisor: Sally Vaughn.

      Current Position: Adjunct, University of St. Thomas.

    • Ron Milam, “Not a Gentleman’s War: Junior Officers in the Vietnam War.”
      Advisor: Robert Buzzanco.

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University.

      Publications: Revising manuscript for publication.

  • Kimberley Weathers, “Fitting an Elephant through a Keyhole: America’s Struggle with National Health Insurance in the Twentieth Century.”
    Advisor: James Jones.

    Current Position: Online instructor, University of Maryland, University College.

2003

  • Donald Connelly, Political Soldiers: John M. Schofield and the Politics of Generalship.”

    Advisor: Joseph Glatthaar.

    Current Position: Associate Professor, Joint & Multinational Operations, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth.

    Publications: Political Soldiers: John M. Schofield and the Politics of Generalship (University of North Carolina Press, 2006). 
  • Barbara Hayward,Winning the Race: Education of Texas Freedmen Immediately after the Civil War.
    Advisor: Eric Walther. 

    Current Position: Professor of History, Tomball College.
  • John Kearney, “El Hombre de Hechos, Porfirio Diaz and the Rise of the Mexican Liberal State: War, Development and Globalization in the First Mexican Century.

    Advisor: John Mason Hart.

    Current Position: Instructor, Lonestar College
  • Irving Levinson, Wars within War: Mexican Guerillas, Domestic Elites, and the Americans, 1846-1848.

    Advisor: John Mason Hart.

    Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Pan American.

    Publications: Wars within War: Mexican Guerillas, Domestic Elites, and the Americans, 1846-1848 (Texas Christian University Press, 2005).  
  • Diane Martin, The Crown’s Policy against Papal Provisions in the Reign of Richard II: The Statutes of Provisors and Premunire, 1377-1394.

    Advisor: Sally Vaughn

    Current Position: Associate Professor and Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Houston Baptist University. 
  • Jaime Olivares,  “The Creation of a Labor Aristocracy: The History of the Oil Workers in Maracaibo, Venezuela, 1925-1948.

    Advisor: Thomas O’Brien.

    Current Position: Professor, Houston Community College--Central.

2002

    • Joyce Kievit, “Trail of Tears to Veil of Tears: The Impact of Removal on Reconstruction in Indian Territory.”
      Advisor: Steven Mintz.

      Current Position: Director, H-AmIndian, Arizona State University.

    • Charles Closman, “Modernizing the Water: Pollution and the Commercial Tradition in Hamburg, Germany, 1900-1961.”
      Advisor: Hannah Decker

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of North Florida.

      Publications: Revising manuscript for publication.

  • Patricia Torpis, “In the House of Godwine: A Study in Eleventh-Century Personality and the Pursuit of Power.”
    Advisor: Sally Vaughn.

    Current Position: Adjunct, University of St. Thomas.

2001

    • Austin Allen, “Containing Slavery, Imposing Sovereignty: Federalism, Corporate Law, and the Origins of the Dred Scott Case.”
      Advisor: Robert Palmer.

      Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Houston--Downtown.

      Publications: Origins of the Dred Scott Case: Jacksonian Jurisprudence and the Supreme Court, 1837–1857 (University of Georgia Press, 2006).

    • Pamela Conn, “Losing Hearts and Minds: U.S. Pacification Efforts in Vietnam during the Johnson Years.”
      Advisor: Robert Buzzanco.

      Current Position: Chair, Social Studies, Cypress Creek High School

    • Joseph Douglas, “An Environmental History of American Caves, 1660-1900.”
      Advisor: Martin Melosi.

      Current Position: Professor, Volunteer State Community College.

    • Bernadette Pruitt, “’For the Advancement of the Race’: African-American Migration and Community-Building in Houston, 1914-1945.”
      Advisor: Linda Reed.

      Current Position: Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University.

    • Julia Sloan, “The 1968 Student Movement and the Crisis of Mexico’s Institutionalized Revolution.”
      Advisor: John Mason Hart.

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Cazenovia College.

  • Sethuraman Srinivasan, “The Struggle for Control: Technology and Organized Labor in Gulf Coast Refineries, 1913-1973.”
    Advisor: Joseph Pratt.

    Current Position: Professor, Tomball College.

2000-1998

2000

    • Elizabeth ‘Scout’ Blum, “Pink and Green: A Comparative Study of Black and White Women’s Urban Environmental Activism in the Twentieth Century.”
      Advisor: Martin Melosi.

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Troy University.

      Publications: Love Canal Revisited: Race, Class, and Gender in Environmental Activism (University of Kansas Press, 2008).

    • Rebecca Durrer, “Changing British Imperial Ideology: Edward G. Wakefield and the Colonization of New Zealand.”
      Advisor: Karl Ittmann

      Current Position: Faculty, The Oakwood School, Hollywood, California.

    • Leigh Fought, “The Conservative Force: Louisa S. McCord, Slavery, and Antebellum Southern Womanhood, 1810-1879.”
      Advisor: Richard Blackett.

      Current Position: Assistant Editor, US Grant Papers.

      Publications: Southern Womanhood and Slavery (University of Missouri Press, 2003).

    • Steven Prewitt, “’We Didn’t Ask to Come to This Party’: Self-Determination Collides with the Federal Government in the Public Schools of Del Rio, Texas, 1890-1971.”
      Advisor: Guadalupe San Miguel.

      Current Position: Professor, Tomball College.

    • Jan Rosin, “Sovereignty and Civil Rights: The Burger Supreme Court and Alien Access.
      Advisor: Martin Melosi.

    • Darryl Stevens, "The Menaul School: a Study of Cultural Convergence."
      Advisor: Guadalupe San Miguel.

    • Daniel Walker, “Cultures of Control/Cultures of Resistance: Slave Society in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans and Havana.”
      Advisor: Susan Kellogg.

      Current Position: Director, Center for Public History and the Arts, Riverside, California.

      Publications: No More, No More: Slavery and Cultural Resistance in Havana and New Orleans (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).

  • Priscilla Watkins, “Caen and the Expansion of Ducal Power in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Normandy: The Formation of an Urban Community.”
    Advisor: Sally Vaughn.

    Current Position: Adjunct, Houston Community College.

    Publications: Manuscript accepted for publication by Brepols Press, Belgium, titled Saint Etienne of Caen: A Monastic Community in an Urban Environment: Its Social, Political, and Economic Context, 1063-1204.

1999

    • Michael Botson, “The Labor History of Houston’s Hughes Tool Company, 1901-1964: From Autocracy and Jim Crow to Industrial Democracy and Civil Rights.”
      Advisor: Joseph Pratt.

      Current Position: Professor, Houston Community College-Northwest.

      Publications: Labor, Civil Rights, and the Hughes Tool Company (Texas A&M University Press, 2005), won Fehrenbach Prize for Texas History.

    • Victoria Pasley, “Gender, Race, and Class in Urban Trinidad: Representations in the Construction and Maintenance of the Gender Order, 1950-1980.”
      Advisor: Thomas O’Brien.

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Clayton State University.

      Publications: Manuscript under review.

  • Dwight Watson, “A Change Did Come: The Transformation of the Houston Police Department, 1930-1984.”
    Advisor: Joseph Pratt.

    Current Position: Associate Professor, Texas State University.

    Publications: Race and the Houston Police Department, 1930-1990: A Change Did Come (Texas A&M University Press, 2006).

1998

    • Gisela Ables, “Changing Images of the Arab World in the American Popular Mind.”
      Advisor: Garth Jowett (School of Communication)

      Current Position: Chair, Houston Community College-Northwest

  • Krisztina Robert, “Gendering Class, Patriotism, and Militarism: The Women’s Corps Movement in Britain during and after World War I.”
    Advisor: Karl Ittmann.

    Current Position: Lecturer, Roehampton University, London

1997-1995

1997

    • Bruce Beauboeuf, “The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: W.S. Security, Oil Politics, and Petroleum Reserve Policies in the Twentieth Century.”
      Advisor: Joe Pratt.

      Publications: Strategic Petroleum Reserve: U. S. Energy Security and Oil Politics, 1975-2005 (Texas A&M University Press, 2007).

    • Mark Carroll, “Families, Sex, and the Law in Frontier Texas.
      Advisor: Robert Palmer.

      Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia Publications: Homesteads Ungovernable (University of Texas Press, 2001).

    • J. Kent McGaughy, “A Faction of One: Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, 1732-1794.
      Advisor: James Kirby Martin.

      Current Position: Professor, Houston Community College-Northwest. Publications: Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).

    • Alissa Petrovich, “Revisioning Colbert: Jean-Baptiste Colbert and the Origins of French Global Imperial Policy, 1661-1683.”
      Advisor: Bailey Stone.

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Brazosport College.

    • Charles Robinson II, “The Antimiscegenation Conversation: Love’s Legislated Limits.”
      Advisor: Steven Mintz.

      Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Arkansas. Publications: Dangerous Liasons, published by University of Arkansas Press, 2003.

  • Paul Spellman, “Hugh McLeod and the Texan Santa Fe Expedition.
    Advisor: Stanley Siegal.

    Current Position: Division Chair, Communications and Fine Arts, Wharton County Junior College.

    Publications: Forgotten Texas Leader: Hugh McLeod and the Texan Santa Fe Expedition (Texas A&M University Press, 1999); Spindletop Boom Days (Texas A&M University Press, 2001); Captain John H. Rogers, Texas Ranger (University of North Texas Press, 2003); Captain J.A. Brooks, Texas Ranger (University of North Texas Press, 2007).

1996

    • Jonathan Hook, “Ethnic Dynamism: Cultural Transition in the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas.”
      Advisor: Martin Melosi.

      Current Position: Director of the Office of Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Dallas, Texas.

      Publications: The Alabama-Coushatta Indians (Texas A&M University Press, 1997).

    • Melissa Hovsepian, “Considering the Other: The Effects of Otherness on the Processes of Contact, Conquest, and Cultural Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples.”
      Advisor: Loyd Swenson.

      Current Position: Lecturer, University of Houston--Downtown.

    • Ernest Obadele-Starks, “The Road to Jericho: Black Workers, the Fair Employment Practice Commission, and the Struggle for Racial Equality in the Upper Texas Gulf Coast, 1941-1947.”
      Advisor: Joseph Pratt.

      Current Position: Associate Professor, Texas A&M University.

      Publications: Black Unionism in the Industrial South (Texas A&M University Press, 2000); Freebooters and Smugglers: Advancing the Foreign Slave Trade in the United States after 1808 (University of Arkansas Press, 2007).

    • Amilcar Shabazz, “The Opening of the Southern Mind: The Desegregation of Higher Education in Texas, 1865-1965.”
      Advisor: Linda Reed

      Current Position: Associate Professor and Director of African-American Studies Program University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

      Publications: Advancing Democracy: African Americans and the Struggle for Access and Equity in Higher Education in Texas (The University of North Carolina Press, 2004), won Fehrenbach Prize for Texas History.

    • Andrew Walmsley, “Thomas Hutchinson and the Decline of Royal Government in Massachusetts.”
      Advisor: James Kirby Martin.

      Current Position: Professor, Houston Community College--Central.

      Publications: Thomas Hutchinson and the Origins of the American Revolution (New York University Press, 2000).

1995

    • Theresa McGinley, “A Cry for Human Rights: The Polish Displaced Persons Problem and United States Foreign Policy, 1945-1951.”
      Advisor: Kenneth Lipartito.

      Current Position: Professor, Lone Star College--North Harris.

      Publications: Published 25th anniversary history of North Harris County Community College

    • Michael Rice, “Nicaragua and the U.S.: Policy Confrontations and Cultural Interactions, 1893-1933.”
      Advisor: Thomas O’Brien

      Current Position: Visiting Lecturer, Western Carolina State University.

    • Cristina Rivera-Garza, “Bodies, Power, and Modernity in Mexico, 1867-1930.”
      Advisor: John Mason Hart.

      Current Position: Professor, Creative Writing, University of California—San Diego

      Publications: Her collection of short stories, La guerra no importa (The War Doesn't Matter) won the National Prize in Mexico in 1987. Her first novel, Desconocer (Forgetting) was a finalist for the Juan Rulfo Prize in 1994.

    • Mark Saka, “Peasant Nationalism and Social Unrest in the Mexican Huasteca, 1848-1884.”
      Advisor: John Mason Hart. Associate Professor, Sul Ross State University.

  • Jean Truax, ”The Making of the King, 1135: Gender. Family, and Custom in the Anglo-Norman Succession Crisis.”
    Advisor: Sally Vaughn.

    Publications: Submitting manuscript for publication

1994-1988

1994

    • Theo Billings,“The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.”
      Advisor: John Ettling.

    • Karen Guenther, “A Quaker Community of the Pennsylvania Frontier: Exeter Monthly Meeting, 1737-1789.”
      Advisor: James Kirby Martin.

      Current Position: Professor of History and Chair, Mansfield University.

      Publications: Sports in Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Historical Society, 2007).
      Rememb'ring Our Time And Work Is the Lords": The Experiences of Quakers on the Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania Frontier (Susquehanna Univ. Press, 2005).

    • Tom Hughes, “The Other Air War: Elwood ‘Pete’ Quesasa and American Tactical Air Power in World War II Europe.”
      Advisor: Joseph Glatthaar.

      Current Position: Associate Professor of History, U.S. Air University, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.

      Publications: Overlord: General Pete Quesada and the Triumph of Tactical Air Power in World War II (Free Press, 1995).

    • Betsy Powers, “From Cotton Fields to Oil Fields: Economic Development in a New South Community.”
      Advisor: Cheryl Cody.

      Current Position: Professor, Montgomery College.

    • Michael Wilson, “Historical Interpretations of the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution.”
      Advisor: Bailey Stone

      Current Position: Professor, Department of History, Maricopa Community College--Phoenix

  • William Kellar, “Make Haste Slowly: A History of School Desegregation in Houston, Texas.”
    Advisor: Linda Reed

    Current Position: Adjunct, University of Houston.

    Publications: Make Haste Slowly (Texas A&M University Press, 1999).

1993

    • Elizabeth O’Kane Lipartito, “The Misfortunes and Calamities of War: Civilians and Society in the American Revolution and After, 1775-1830.”
      Advisor: James Kirby Martin.

      Current Position: Adjunct Faculty, Florida International University.

    • Mark Steiner, Abraham Lincoln and the Antebellum Legal Profession.”
      Advisor: Robert Palmer.

      Current Position: Professor, South Texas College of Law.

      Publications: An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln (Northern Illinois Press, 2006).

  • Ime Ukpanah, “Yearning to be Free: Inkundla ya Bantu [Bantu Forum] as Mirror and Mediator of the African Nationalist Struggle in South Africa, 1938-1951.”
    Advisor: Les Switzer (School of Communication).

    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Arizona State University--West Campus.

    Publications: The Long Road to Freedom (Africa World Press, 2005).

1992

    • Terry L. Rugeley, “Origins of the Caste War: A Social History of Rural Yucatan, 1800-1847.”
      Advisor: John Mason Hart.

      Current Position: Presidential Professor of History, University of Oklahoma (2008 recipient of the Regents Award for Superior Research).

      Publications: Yucatan's Maya Peasantry and the Origins of Caste War (University of Texas Press, 1996); Of Wonders and Wise Men: Religion & Popular Cultures in Southeast Mexico, 1800-1876 (University of Texas Press, 2001); Maya Wars: Ethnographic Accounts from Nineteenth-Century Yucatan (University of Oklahoma Press, 2001); Alone in Mexico: The Astonishing Travels of Karl Heller, 1845-1848 (University of Alabama Press, 2007); Rebellion Now and Forever: Mayas, Hispanics, and Caste War Violence in Yucatan, 1800-1880 (Stanford University Press, 2009).

  • Russell Alan Vardell, “Striving to Gather the Scattered: The Texas-Louisiana Synod and Its Predecessor Bodies.”
    Advisor: Gerald J. Goodwin.

    Current Position: Adjunct Instructor, Tarrant County College.

1991

    • Zhigong Ho, “Across the Pacific: American Pragmatism in China, 1917-1937.”

  • Hal Terry Shelton, “From Redcoat to Rebel: General Richard Montgomery in the American Revolution.”
    Advisor: James Kirby Martin.

    Current Position: Professor, San Jacinto College.

    Publications: General Richard Montgomery and the American Revolution: From Redcoat to Rebel (New York University Press, 1996).

1990

    • Christopher Castaneda, “Regulated Enterprise: Natural Gas Pipeline and the Competition for Northeastern Markets, 1938-1954.”
      Advisor: Joe Pratt.

      Current Position: Professor and Chair, California State University--Sacramento.

      Publications: Regulated Enterprise: Natural Gas Pipelines and Northeastern Markets, 1938-1954 (The Ohio State University Press, 1993); Gas Pipelines and the Emergence of America's Regulatory State: A History of Panhandle Eastern Corporation, 1928-1993 (Cambridge University Press, 1996), Co-authored with Clarance M. Smith; Builders: Herman and George R. Brown (Texas A&M University Press, 1998), co-authored with Joseph A. Pratt; Invisible Fuel: Manufactured and Natural Gas in America, 1800-2000 (Twayne Publishers, 1999); Keeping the Promise: A History of the California Department of Justice (California Dept. of Justice, 2006).

    • Norman Caulfield, “Conflict and Accommodation: Mexican Labor and the State in the Twentieth Century.”
      Advisor: John Mason Hart.

      Current Position: Professor, Fort Hays State University.

      Publications: Mexican Workers and the State: From the Porfiriato to NAFTA (Texas Christian University Press, 1998).

    • Norma Chudleigh, “James L. Autry: Hero without War.”
      Advisor: Joe Pratt.

      Current Position: Genealogy consultant.

    • Ellin Jimmerson, “The Social Artist and the Picture Book Medium: 20th Century American Career Biographies.”
      Advisor: Hyland Packard.

    • James McCaffrey, “Army of Manifest Destiny: The American Soldier in the Mexican War.”
      Advisor: Joseph Glatthaar.

      Current Postion: Professor, University of Houston-Downtown.

      Publications: Army of Manifest Destiny (New York University Press, 1994); This Band of Heroes: Granbury’s Texas Brigade, CSA (Texas A&M University Press, 1996); Wake Island Pilot (Potomac Books, 2005); The Army in Transformation, 1790-1860 (Greenwood Press, 2006).

  • James Patterson, “The Houston-Galveston Area Council: A Regional History of Intergovernmental Cooperation.”
    Advisor: Martin Melosi.

    Current Position: Professor, Houston Community College-Southeast.

1989

  • Bruce A. Olson, “The Houston Light Guards: Elite Cohesion and Social Order in the New South, 1873-1940.”
    Advisor: Joseph Glatthaar.

    Current Position: Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences, Del Mar College.

1988

    • James Aldridge, “A Study of the Conflict between Private and Public Power Interests in Louisiana, 1950-1980.”
      Advisor: Joseph A. Pratt.

    • Ibrahim Alsaeed, “The Origins and Meaning of America’s Special Relationship with Israel.”
      Advisor: Stanley Siegal.

    • Myra Dorris Collie Hall, “Laura V. Hamner: A Woman before Her Time.”
      Advisor: James Tinsley.

  • Sam W. Haynes, “The Somervel and Mier Expeditions: The Political and Diplomatic Consequences of Frontier Adventurism in the Texas Republic, 1842-1844.”
    Advisor: Stanley Siegal.

    Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Texas-Arlington.

    Publications: Soldiers of Misfortune (University of Texas Press, 1997); James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse (Longman, 2001); and The Unfinished Revolution:  The Early American Republic in the British World (University of Virginia Press, 2010).
    • Mahmudul Huque, "Quest for Stability:  The United States and Its Relations with India and Pakistan, 1947-1971."  

      Current Position: Professor, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. 

      Publications: The Role of the USA in the India Pakistan Conflict, 1947-71 (Academic Publishers, 1992); and History of the Subcontinent and Bengal, 1526-1947 (Ghazipur: Bangladesh Open University, 2002). [co-authored text in Bangla]

  • Marilyn Dubberley Rhinehart, “A Way of Work and a Way of Life: Coal Mining and Coal Miners in Thurber, Texas, 1888-1926.”
    Advisor: John O. King

    Current Position: Vice President of Instruction, Johnson County Community College

    Publications: A Way of Work and A Way of Life: Coal Mining in Thurber, Texas, 1888-1926, ( Texas A&M Press, 1992).

1987-1974

1987

  • Priscilla Myers-Benham, “Texas City: Port of Industrial Opportunity.”
    Advisor: Martin Melosi.

1986

  • Melodie Andrews, “’Myrmidons from Abroad’: The Role of the German Mercenary in the Coming of American Independence.”
    Advisor: Robert V. Haynes.

    Current Position: Professor, Minnesota State University at Mankato.

1985

    • Robert N. Schwartz, “U.S. Diplomatic Relations with Latin America, 1945-1960: The Unsettling Dichotomies of Security and Development.”
      Advisor: Stanley Siegal

  • James B. Sullivan, “The Philosopher James K. Beibleman and American Civilization.”
    Advisor: Loyd Swenson.

1984

    • Howard Beeth,Outside Agitators in Southern History: The Society of Friends,1650-1800.
      Advisor: Gerald Goodwin.

      Current Position: Professor of History, Texas Southern University Co-author Black Dixie: Afro-Texan History and Culture in Houston (Texas A&M University Press, 1992).

    • Larry Cable, “Conflict of Myths: The Development of U.S. Counter-Insurgency Doctrine and the Roots of the Vietnamese Commitment, 1899-1965.”
      Advisor: James Kirby Martin.

      Past Position: University of North Carolina-Wilmington [Resigned]

      Publications: Conflict of Myths (New York University Press, 1985); Unholy Grail (Routledge, 1991).

  • Allen R. Vogt, “’An Honest Fanatic’: The Images of the Abolitionist in the Antebellum and Historical Minds.”
    Advisor: Edwin A. Miles.

1983

  • Diane L Heafer, “An Historiographical Study Of the Taney Court and the Dred Scott Decision.”
    Advisor: Richard D. Younger.

1982

  • Marta Sue Zulauf, “Through the Sipapu: An Ethnohistorical Analysis of the Mesa Verde Anasazi.”
    Advisor: George Morgan, Jr.

1980

    • Charles O. Cook, “Arkansas’s Charles Hillman Brough, 1876-1935: An Interpretation.”
      Advisor: Allen Going.

      Current Position: University of Houston, Honors College.

  • Clara Viator Dobay, “Essays in Mormon Historiography.”
    Advisor: Richard D. Younger.

1978

  • Don E. Carleton, “A Crisis of Rapid Change: The Red Scare in Houston, 1945-1955.”
    Advisor: John O. King.

    Current Position: Director, University of Texas Center for American History.

    Publications: Red Scare!: Right-Wing Hysteria Fifties Fanaticism and Their Legacy in Texas (Texas Monthly Press, 1985); Being Rapoport: Capitalist with a Conscience (University of Texas Press, 2002); A Breed So Rare: The Life of J.R. Parten, Liberal Texas Oilman, 1896-1992 (Texas State Historical Association, 1992).

1975

  • James C. Maroney, “Organized Labor in Texas, 1900-1929.”
    Advisor: George Morgan, Jr.

    Current Position: Professor, Lee College.

1974

  • Margaret Swett Henson, “Samuel May Williams, 1795-1858: Texas Entrepreneur.” [Deceased]
    Advisor: Stanley Siegal.

    Publications: Samuel May Williams, Early Texas Entrepreneur (Texas Press, 1976); The Cartwrights of San Augustine: Three Generations of Agrarian Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth Century Texas (Texas State Historical Association, 1994); Lorenzo De Zavala: The Pragmatic Idealist, (Texas Christian University Press, 1996); Juan Davis Bradburn: A Reappraisal of the Mexican Commander of Anahuac (Texas A&M University Press, 1982).