Summer 2013 Teacher Institutes

George C. Herring

George C. Herring (keynote speaker) is professor emeritus at the Patterson School of International Diplomacy and Commerce at the University of Kentucky, where he spent eleven years as chair of the Department of History. He was visiting professor at the U.S. Military Academy and the University of Richmond, as well as a Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand. Herring's connection to the Patterson School started in the 1970s. He received his BA from Roanoke College and his PhD from the University of Virginia. Herring's research is centered on U.S. foreign relations. His most recent work is From Colony to Superpower: American Foreign Relations Since 1776 (part of the Oxford History of the United States series). Other published works include The Diaries of Edward R. Stettinius; America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975; The Secret Diplomacy of the Vietnam War: The "Negotiating Volumes" of the Pentagon Papers; and LBJ and Vietnam: A Different Kind of War. Herring is one of the nation's foremost experts on the Vietnam War. He will deliver the institute's keynote address, about the emergence of the United States as a global power, and discuss isolationism and neutrality legislation after World War I the following day.

George C. Herring.

Richard A. Baker

Richard A. Baker is the former Senate historian. Baker came to Washington in 1968 to join the Legislative Reference Service. He later served briefly as Senate curator and then became director of research for the Government Research Corporation. When the Senate established the Historical Office in 1975, Baker accepted the position of Senate historian. During his tenure, which lasted from 1975 to 2009, the Historical Office grew from a small staff of three historians and a secretary in the attic of the Capitol Building to a nine-person office of historians, researchers, editors, and archivists with an office in the Hart Senate Office Building. As the collector and keeper of the institution's memory, the Senate Historical Office, under Baker's leadership, quickly earned a reputation for providing professional, non-partisan service. Baker will discuss war powers and executive-legislative conflicts.

Richard A. Baker.

Brad Cartwright

Brad Cartwright is visiting assistant professor of history at The University of Texas at El Paso. He received his PhD from the University of Colorado in 2006 and specializes in the study of race, gender, and nation in nineteenth-century America. Beyond teaching the U.S. history survey at UTEP, Cartwright currently offers undergraduate and graduate courses on American imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the U.S. War with Mexico, and the Pacific World. He is currently serving as project director for the History Survey Project, history department liaison to the Liberal Arts Honors Program, and project coordinator for the Large Class Project at UTEP. Cartwright will give a presentation on the Spanish-American War.

Brad Cartwright.

Robert M. Citino

Robert M. Citino is one of America's most distinguished military historians. He is the author of nine books, including The German Way of War (2005) and Death of the Wehrmacht (2007), both of which were main selections of the History Book Club and the Military Book Club. His book Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm (2004) was the winner of both the American Historical Association-s Paul M. Birdsall Prize for best book of the year in military and strategic history and the Society for Military History’s Distinguished Book Award. His ninth book, The Wehrmacht Retreats, was released in early 2012. During the 2008–2009 academic year, he served as the Charles Boal Ewing Visiting Professor of Military History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. He received his PhD from Indiana University. Citino will discuss the reasons why the United States entered World War I.

Robert M. Citino.

Maceo C. Dailey Jr.

Maceo C. Dailey Jr. is associate professor of history and director of African American studies at The University of Texas at El Paso as well as a Humanities Texas board member. He received his PhD from Howard University. In addition to serving two terms as chair of the Humanities Texas board of directors, he served on the advisory committee for the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the boards of the Texas Emancipation Juneteenth Cultural and Historical Commission and the Twelve Travelers Memorial of the Southwest. He currently chairs the board of directors of both the McCall Neighborhood Center and the Child Crisis Center of El Paso and serves on the boards of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and the Burnham Wood Charter School in El Paso, as well as the Advancement Board of Texas A&M University Press. He recently submitted for review a manuscript on Emmett Jay Scott and is currently working on the Booker T. Washington Encyclopedia. He coedited a revised edition of Bernice Love Wiggins's Tuneful Tales with Ruthe Winegarten; with Kristine Navarro, he coedited Wheresoever My People Chance to Dwell: Oral Interviews with African American Women of El Paso. Dailey will discuss African Americans' experiences during World War II.

Maceo C. Dailey Jr.

Matthew Dallek

Matthew Dallek, formerly a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), teaches history and politics at the University of California Washington Center. He has held fellowships at Columbia University, George Washington's School of Media and Public Affairs, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Alicia M. Patterson Foundation. He is author of The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan's First Victory and the Decisive Turning Point in American Politics (2000), and he is working on a second book about FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the battle to defend the home front in America during World War II. Dallek has published more than twenty opinion pieces about history and politics for POLITICO since 2008. Prior to joining the BPC and the UC Washington Center, Dallek worked as a speech writer for Federal Communications Commission Chairman William E. Kennard and for House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt. He holds a PhD from Columbia University. Dallek will discuss the home front during World War II.

Matthew Dallek.

David A. Hackett

David A. Hackett is associate professor and former chair of the History Department at The University of Texas at El Paso. He is editor and translator of The Buchenwald Report (1995), which has been published in Germany as Der Buchenwald Report (1996). He is currently completing a book titled Elusive Justice about war crimes trials of Buchenwald officers and guards, scheduled for publication next year. He received a BA from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and a MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He studied at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, under a Fulbright grant and has returned to Germany several times for research under Fulbright and DAAD grants. Hackett will speak about turning points in World War II.

David A. Hackett.

Adair Margo

Adair Margo is owner of Adair Margo Fine Art in El Paso and a former Humanities Texas board member. Margo was chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities during the two-term presidency of George W. Bush. During her tenure, Margo focused on international cultural diplomacy beginning with Mexico. In 2008, she received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President George W. Bush. From 1985–2010 she owned the Adair Margo Gallery in El Paso. She became especially devoted to the legacy of the artist Tom Lea, founding The Tom Lea Institute in 2009. She recorded his oral history, coediting Tom Lea, An Oral History (1995), which won the Border Regional Library Association Award, and wrote the forward to The Two Thousand Yard Stare, Tom Lea's World War II (2008), winner of the Texas Institute of Letters Award. Margo also recorded the oral history of National Humanities Medalist José Cisneros, coediting José Cisneros, Immigrant Artist (2006), and she contributed the opening chapter to Grace and Gumption, The Women of El Paso (2011). She holds a BA in art history from Vanderbilt University and an M.A. in art history from New Mexico State University. She has taught art history at The University of Texas at El Paso and New Mexico State University. Margo will give a lunch presentation on Tom Lea and the war in the Pacific.

Adair Margo.

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez is associate professor of journalism at The University of Texas at Austin. Rivas-Rodriguez has more than seventeen years of daily news experience, mostly as a reporter for the Boston Globe, WFAA-TV in Dallas, and the Dallas Morning News. Her most recent professional work was for the Morning News state desk as bureau chief of the border bureau, based in El Paso, covering border states. Her research interests include the intersection of oral history and journalism, U.S. Latinos, and the news media, both as producers of news and as consumers. Since 1999, Rivas-Rodriguez has spearheaded the U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project, which has collected interviews with over 650 men and women throughout the country. Rivas-Rodriguez will speak about Latinos in World War II.

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez.

Joy Rohde

Joy Rohde is assistant professor of history at Trinity University. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Her research integrates U.S. political and intellectual history with the history of science. She is currently completing a book titled The Social Scientists' War: Knowledge, Statecraft, and Democracy in the Era of Containment. Before joining Trinity, Rohde was a postdoctoral fellow in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at the University of Michigan and a visiting scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research has also been supported by the University of Virginia Miller Center of Public Affairs. Rohde will speak about the Containment Doctrine and the Korean War.

Joy Rohde.

Jeffrey P. Shepherd

Jeffrey P. Shepherd is associate professor of American Indian history and director of the PhD program in history at The University of Texas at El Paso. He has written several articles on indigenous economics, education, politics, culture, and identity. In the spring of 2008, the American Indian Quarterly published his article entitled "At the Crossroads of Hualapai History, Memory, and American Colonization: Contesting Space & Place." His book, We Are an Indian Nation: A History of the Hualapai People, was published in 2010 with the University of Arizona Press. For this research, he has received grants from the American Philosophical Society, the Max Millett Foundation for Graduate Research, the Fort McDowell Indian Nation, the Andrew H. Mellon Foundation, Texas Tech University, and Brigham Young University. Shepherd is presently working on several projects: a historical resource survey of the Guadalupe Mountains and National Park in West Texas and Southern New Mexico, funded by a multi-year grant from the National Park Service; a comparative analysis of indigenous peoples on the U.S.-Mexican and U.S.-Canadian borders, and a coedited book focusing on the impact of the militarization of the US-Mexico border on indigenous populations. He is also coeditor (with Myla Vicenti Carpio) of the series Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies, for the University of Arizona Press. Shepherd will discuss the Cuban missile crisis.

Jeffrey P. Shepherd.