Curriculum Vitae

Andrew McGregor

Department of History
Purdue University
672 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(913) 220-6431
amcgrego@purdue.edu


Education:

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
PhD in History, 2017 (expected)

Dissertation: “From Dust to Dynasty: Bud Wilkinson’s Oklahoma” (Advisor: Dr. Randy Roberts).

Areas of Study: U.S. Social, Cultural, Political History since 1877; Sports and Popular Culture; Digital History/Humanities; Public History; African American Studies

University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
MA in History, 2011

Thesis: “Indianness and Expectation: Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills as Iconic Native American Athletes “(Advisor: Dr. Richard O. Davies).

Areas of Study: Recent U.S. History; Comparative Race and Ethnicity; Public History; The American West

Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas
Master of Liberal Arts, 2009

Concentration in History

Capstone: “A History of Mystery: The Emergence of Ghost Stories at Baker University, 1981-2009.” (Advisor: Dr. Anne Daugherty)

BA in History, Cum Laude, 2008

Publications:

Articles and Chapters:

  • “The Power of Blogging: Rethinking Scholarship and Reshaping Boundaries at Sport in American History,Journal of sport History, forthcoming.
  • “Amateur Boxing and Assimilation at the Stewart Indian School, Carson City, Nevada, 1935-1948,” in The Native Americans Identity in Sports: Creating and Preserving a Culture, Ed. Frank Salamone, (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013).
  • “Billy Mills: Olympic Champion, Lakota Warrior,” in The Native Americans Identity in Sports: Creating and Preserving a Culture, Ed. Frank Salamone, (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013).

Book Reviews:

      • Review of: Gregory J.Kaliss, Men’s College Athletics and the Politics of Racial Equality: Five Pioneer Stories of Black Manliness, white citizenship and American Democracy, (Philadelphia: Temple University Press 2012), for Sport in History, forthcoming.
      • Review of: Jeffery Montez De Oca, Discipline and Indulgence: College Football, Media, and the American Way of Life during the Cold War, (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2013), in Journal of American Culture, vol. 38, no. 3 (September 2015), p. 286-287.
      • Review of: Robert Pruter, The Rise of American High School Sports and the Search for Control, 1880-1930, (Syracuse University Press, 2013), in Journal of American Culture, vol. 38, no. 3 (September 2015), p. 322-323.

Encyclopedia Entries:

      • “Bud Wilkinson” in American National Biography Online, Ed. Susan Ware, (Oxford University Press, April 2015).
      • “Hal Connolly,” in American National Biography Online, Ed. Susan Ware, (Oxford University Press, April 2014).
      • “Arthur Ashe,” in Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History, Eds. Joan Shelley Rubin and Scott Casper, (Oxford University Press, 2013).
      • “Soccer,” in Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History, Eds. Joan Shelley Rubin and Scott Casper,  (Oxford University Press, 2013).
      • “State Campaigns,” with R. Bruce Anderson (Florida Southern College), in Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, Ed. Kenneth F. Warren, (Sage Publications, 2008).

Other:

      • Instructor’s Manual for: Richard O. Davies, Sports in American Life Second Edition, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

Public History Experience:

Archives of Baker University and the Kansas Area of the United Methodist Church, (Baldwin City, KS) Interim Archivist, September 2008 – April 2009

    • Acquired, organized, and cataloged new collections
    • Digitalized and identified historic photographs
    • Offered tours and lecturers to classes and visiting organizations
    • Provided research and consulting assistance to students, faculty, staff, and other patrons
    • Managed two student workers

Archives Intern, May 2007 – August 2008

    • Assisted Head Archivist with preparations and events while hosting Kansas Humanities Council’s “Famous Kansans Chautauqua”
    • Provided support for Story Corps oral history project on campus
    • Researched and located materials for Baker University’s Sesquicentennial Celebration
    • Organized, cataloged and rehoused the university sports and Christian Advocate collections
    • Cataloged United Methodist Discipline collection
    • Assisted patrons from the Kansas East United Methodist Conference
    • Provided research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and other patrons

Digital History Experience:

Founding Editor and Contributor, Sport in American History, Group Blog, May 2014- present, http://ussporthistory.com/

  • Founded an interdisciplinary blog on sports history and studies that receives 1,500+ views per week. The blog received 56,000 views in 2015.
  • Regularly contributed new articles and book reviews.
  • Recruited and coordinated over sixty regular, recurring, and guest contributors that range from graduate students to full professors.
  • Designed and maintained a blog website that publishes 3-4 post per week.
  • Provided editorial and technical support to contributors.
  • Managed and updated social media accounts to publicize blog.
  • Helped develop partnerships with 10 trade and university presses for book reviews.
  • Selected and oversaw a Co-Editor, Book Review Editor, and Social Media Editor.

Curator, Baker University Track and Field: History and Tradition, Digital History Exhibit, March 2013-present, http://bakertrack.wordpress.com/

Curator, The Surgeon Notebook, Digital History Exhibit and Mapping Project, November 2007-May 2008. Rebuilt and hosted on personal website, August 2012-present, https://admcgregor3.wordpress.com/dh-projects/the-spurgeon-note-book/

Scholarly Papers and Presentations:

  • Facilitator/Organizer, “Sports on Campus: Sporting Traditions as Public History and Memory,” Working Group, National Council on Public History, (Indianapolis, IN), April 2017. (in-preparation)
  • Paper, “New Aged Democratic Scholarship, or an Exclusive Re-inscribing Structure?: An Examination of Academic Sport Studies Blogging,” 30th Biannual Symposium on African American Culture & Philosophy, Purdue University, December 2016.
  • Paper, “Piecing the Story Together: Digital Sport History Exhibits in Collaboration and Pedagogy,” (Panel Organizer: Teaching Sport History in the Digital Era), Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History (Atlanta, GA), May 2016.
  • Paper, “The Transformative Power of Blogging: Rethinking Scholarship and Reshaping Boundaries at Sport in American History,” Doing Sport History in the Digital Present Workshop, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA), May 2016.
  • Paper, “It shows we’re growing up.”: Prentice Gautt and the Integration of Oklahoma,” Talkin’ & Testifyin’ Works-in-Progress Series, African American Studies and Research Center, Purdue University, April 2016.
  • Discussant, “Public History and the Potential of Sports History Museums,” Working Group, National Council on Public History, (Baltimore, MD), March 2016.
  • Paper, “Beyond Football: The Political Career of Bud Wilkinson,” Annual Conference of the Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (Indianapolis, IN), October 2014.
  • Paper, “Football’s New Deal: College Football During the Great Depression,” National Conference of the Popular Culture Association /American Culture Association (Chicago, IL), April 2014.
  • Paper, “You Can’t Just Blame It on the Moms: Intercollegiate Boxing at Purdue.”  Annual Conference of the Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (St. Louis, MO), October 2013.
  • Presentation, “Putting Yourself Out There Digitally: Using Social Media for your Academic Studies,” Digital Sandbox Conference, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN), August 2013.
  • Paper, “A History of Mystery: The Emergence of Ghosts Stories at Baker University 1981-2009,” Bridging Ages Conference (Las Cruces, NM), April 2013.
  • Paper, “1920s Football Coaches, Reluctance, and the Rise of Modern America,” Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference / American Culture Association (Columbus, OH), October 2012.
  • Paper, “Avoiding the Hollywood Indian: Billy Mills and the Creation of Running Brave,Film & History Conference (Milwaukee, WI), September 2012.
  • Invited Talk, “‘Playing Nice’ No Longer: Women and Sports since 1960,” University of Nevada Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Reno, NV), February 2011.
  • Student Competition, “Integrating Archival Data with Mapping,” University of Kansas Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day Competition (Lawrence, Kansas), November 2007.

Teaching Experience:

Purdue University, African American Studies and Research Center, Graduate Lecturer, 2015 – present

  • AAS 371 “The Black Athlete”
    • Taught on-ground, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016
    • Developed new course-shell and taught an online version, Summer 2016

Purdue University, Department of History, Graduate Instructor, Fall 2014

  • HIST 152 “United States since 1877”

Purdue University, Department of History, Teaching Assistant, 2011 – 2015

  • HIST 151 “American History to 1877” with Dr. Michael A. Morrison, Spring 2014
  • HIST 152 “United States since 1877” with Dr. Randy Roberts, Spring 2013
  • HIST 302 “Race and Boxing” with Dr. Randy Roberts, Spring 2013
  • HIST 302 “Sports in America” with Dr. Randy Roberts, Spring 2015
  • HIST 351 “The Second World War” with Dr. Randy Roberts, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Summer, 2013, Summer 2015
  • HIST 371 “Society, Culture, and Rock and Roll” with Dr. Michael A. Morrison, Fall 2013

University of Nevada, Department of History Teaching Assistant, 2010 – 2011

  • HIST 212 “History of East Asia II” with Dr. Hugh Shapiro, Spring 2011
  • HIST 409 “History of Sports in America” with Dr. Richard O. Davies, Fall 2010
  • HIST 416-B “Recent U.S. History” with Dr. Richard O. Davies, Fall 2010

Baker University, First Year Experience Program, Student Instructor, 2007

  • FY 150 “First Year Seminar” co-taught with Rev. Dr. Ira De Spain.

Honors and Awards:

  • Roberta J. Park Award (for graduate student travel), North American Society for Sport History, May 2016.
  • Purdue University, College of Liberal Arts, PROMISE (Promoting Research Opportunities to Maximize Innovation and Scholarly Excellence) Award, Spring 2016
  • Purdue University, Graduate School Summer Research Grant, 2014
  • Purdue University, Department of History
    • Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship Nominee, 2015, 2016
    • Harold Woodman Graduate Research Award, 2014
  • Cardinal Key National Honor Society, Chapter 78A, Initiated 2007
  • Pi Gamma Mu International Social Science Honor Society, Kansas Eta Chapter, Initiated 2006
  • Baker University,
    • Dean’s List, 2005-2008;
    • Presidential Academic Scholarship, 2004-2008;
    • Yeoman Alumni Legacy Award, 2004-2008,
    • Cross Country and Track and Field Team Captain, 2006-2008;
    • Cross Country Team MVP, 2005, 2007;
    • Cross Country Team Wildcat Character Award, 2006.
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Daktronics Scholar-Athlete, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
  • Heart of American Athletic Conference, All-Conference 10,000m, 2006

Professional and Community Service:

  • Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam Reader, Educational Testing Services, 2015-present
  • Purdue University, Graduate School, Social Media Ambassador, 2014-present
  • Purdue University, Department of Athletics, Track and Field Official, 2013
  • Purdue University, History Graduate Student Association, Off-Campus Representative, 2012-2013
    • Co-Chair and Organizer “Crooked Lines” Graduate Student Conference
  • University of Nevada, Department of History, Graduate Student Representative, 2010 – 2011
    • Graduate Student Liaison for U.S. and the World Faculty Search
    • Graduate Student Liaison for Medieval History Faculty Search
  • University of Nevada, History Graduate Student Association, 2010-2011
    • Established a new graduate student writing workshop and professional development organization.
  • Baker University Chapter of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Champions of Character
    • Council Member, 2006-2008,
    • Council President, 2007-2008
  • Baker University, Department of Athletics, Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Search Committee Member, 2006-2007
  • Baker University, Student Ambassador (University-Church relations), 2006 – 2008
  • Blue Valley West High School, Cross Country Alumni Association Coordinator, 2004 – present
    •   Writer and editor of annual alumni newsletter

Media Appearances:

Guest, “Outside the Lines” on ESPN 2, TV Panel Discussion, 3 August 2015.

Contributor: “The Greatest Stories Ever Told: Billy Mills,” TSN 1260 Edmonton, Radio Segment, February 2014.

Coaching Experience: 

USA Track and Field Certified Level 1 Coach, June 2009.
USA Track and Field  Certified Apprentice Official, December 2012.

Procter R. Hug High School (Reno, NV), Assistant Track and Field Coach, March 2010 – May 2011

    • Mentored student-athletes at a diverse, low-income school where 89% of students qualified for the free lunch program.
    • Oversaw daily practice and weekend competition of shot put and discus athletes.
    • Coached 4 athletes to the Northern Nevada Zone Finals.
    • Coordinated and oversaw the throwing events at the 2010 Western States Police and Fire Games.

Baker University (Baldwin City, KS), Graduate Assistant Cross Country and Track and Field Coach, 2008 – 2009

    • Oversaw daily practice and weekend competition of cross country and distance athletes.
    • Organized travel, accommodations, and meals for a team of 60 student-athletes.
    • Directed and oversaw study hall program.
    • Updated and kept team records.
    • Checked out, inventoried, and organized team gear and apparel.
    • Organized and planned inaugural Alumni Run event.
    • Organized and planned team awards banquet
    • Served as “Clerk of the Course” and assisted with timing for 4 track and field and cross country meets.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Organization of American Historians
  • North American Society of Sport History
  • National Council on Public History
  • USA Track and Field

Research Interests:

  • United States History, 1877 to present
  • Public History and Historical Memory
  • Digital Humanities/History
  • Sport History
  • Popular Culture
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Native American History

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