Curriculum Vitae

Andrew McGregor

AndrewMcGregor@dcccd.edu


Academic Appointments:

Professor of History, Dallas College, 2020-present

Director, Red River Center for Regional History and Culture, Texas A&M University—Texarkana, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Texas A&M University—Texarkana, 2018-2020

Limited-Term Lecturer, Department of History, Purdue University, 2017-2018

Education:

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
PhD in History, August 2017

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

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

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

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

Concentration in History

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

Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas
BA in History, Cum Laude, May 2008

Publications:

Edited Collection:

  • Sunbelt Sports: Sport and Regional Identity in Postwar America, (proposal under review at the University of Tennessee Press).

Articles and Chapters:

  • “Killing Nostalgia: How Curt Flood and Hank Aaron Challenged Baseball Nostalgia,” in Baseball: Heroes, Heritage, and Home, eds. Gregory Ramshaw and Sean Gammon, (Gainesville, University of Florida Press).
  • “The Anti-Intellectual coach: The Cultural Politics of Coaching from the New Left to the present,” Journal of Sport and Social Issues. 
  • “The Power of Blogging: Rethinking Scholarship and Reshaping Boundaries at Sport in American History,Journal of Sport History, vol. 44, no. 2 (Summer 2017) p. 239-256.
  • “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: Kathleen Bachynski, No Game for Boys to Play: The History of Youth Football and the Origins of a Public Health Crisis, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019), Nursing Clio (submitted).
  • Review of: Maria J. Veri and Rita Liberti, Gridiron Gourmet: Gender and Food at the Football Tailgate, (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2019), Journal of Sport History (submitted).
  • Review of: David K. Wiggins and Ryan A. Swanson, eds., Separate Spaces: African American Sport behind the Walls of Segregation, (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2016), Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, 116, no. 3 & 4 (Summer/Autumn 2018), p. 569-571.
  • Review of: Louis Moore, I Fight for A Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017), Journal of Southern History 84, no. 4 (November 2018), p. 1025-1026 ).
  • Review of: David J. Leonard, Playing While White: Privilege and Power On and Off the Field, (University of Washington Press, 2017), Journal of American Ethnic History vol. 38, no 1, (Fall 2018), p. 98-99.
  • 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).

Op-Eds:

Blog Posts:

Other:

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

Public History Experience:

Founding Director, Red River Center for Regional History and Culture, Texas A&M University—Texarkana, August-December 2019

    • Founded and organized the launch of regional and local history research and public outreach center
    • Organized public programming sponsored by the center during 2019, including the following:
      • Constitution Day
      • Multicultural Month Celebrations
      • Colloquium, Academic Talks, and Movie Nights
      • Local Honors Projects
      • Digital Public History Exhibits
      • GIS Day
      • 1969 Texas-Arkansas “The Big Shootout” Football Game 50th Anniversary Event
    • Worked with students to collect oral history and mentored student presentations
    • Sponsored poster sessions at the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Experiential Learning Showcase
    • History students won “People’s Choice” and “Best in Discipline” awards
    • Co-Organized Texarkana Regional History Day
    • Partnered with the Texarkana Museums System to develop exhibits and teach Introduction to Public History
    • Created internships and partnerships with Main Street Texarkana
    • Initiated the process to establish a Bowie County Historical Commission
    • Worked with the Service Learning Committee to develop classroom partnerships with the Texarkana Arts and Humanities Council
    • Helped launch a committee to explore the need and expanded digital resources and platforms
    • Developed infrastructure for the launch of the proposed Red River History Journal (working title)
    • Identified local stakeholders for center board of directors, editorial board, and symposium participants
    • Connected with other history center directors and researcher in the A&M System for collaboration
    • Managed social media, built web presence, fielded public inquires, and wrote press releases for events
    • Conducted research with Damon Page on local Rosenwald Schools in Cass and Bowie Counties for future historical markers
    • Represented the Center at community and campus events
    • Nominated for a Texarkana Museums System Historic Preservation Award
    • Worked with community members to create a historic preservation plan for the Jamison Building, including applying for non-profit status, national historic landmark status, and various grant monies
    • Developed plans to organize a Bike Tour of African American Texarkana with the City of Texarkana, TX
    • Editor of The Clio App entries for the Texarkana area
    • Provided research and design assistance for the Business Retention and Development Program of the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
    • Served as webmaster, web administrator, and provided logical assistance for the expansion and redevelopment of the Houston Air Cargo Association into the Red River Air Cargo Association

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:

Curator and Editor, African American Life in Texarkana, Digital History Exhibit, 2019-2020

  • A digital history exhibit based on public history student research in collaboration with the Texarkana Museum.
  • Incorporates archival images, maps, media, and serves as a model for future student projects with the Red River Center for Regional and Culture

Contributor, The Clio, Digital Application, https://www.theclio.com/, 2019-present

  • I have served as a contributor and educator for the crowd-sourced The Clio App., incorporating in my courses and connecting with local organizations to publicize and share their history online.

Curator, Putting Oklahoma Football on the Map: An Atlas of University of Oklahoma Football from 1947-1963, Mapping Project, Under Development

  • A companion mapping component to my dissertation that geocodes the University of Oklahoma football team’s rosters and schedules from 1947-1963, representing changes in the teams geographic reach and recruiting.
  • Potentially part of a larger project exploring the geographic footprint of college football teams, conferences, etc. The project will rely on geocoding data from game programs or media guides to show changes in scheduling, recruiting, conference membership, and so on.

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:

Conferences and Workshops Organized:

  • Co-Organizer/Facilitator, “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: Intellectual History as Sport History,” 2021 North American Society for Sport History Pre-Conference Workshop, May 2021.
  • Facilitator/Organizer, “Sports on Campus: Sporting Traditions as Public History and Memory,” Working Group, National Council on Public History, (Indianapolis, IN), April 2017.
  • Co-Chair/Organizer, “Crooked Lines: Connection and Conflict in History, Past and Present,” Biennial Purdue History Graduate Association Conference, March 30, 2013.

Conference Panels Organized:

  • “Teaching Sport History in the Digital Era,” Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History (Atlanta, GA), May 2016.

Papers Presented:

  • Paper, “The (Quasi)Intellectual Roots of Anti-Intellectualism in Sport,” Annual Meeting of the Society for U.S. Intellectual Historians, November 2020.
  • Paper, “Segregated Integration: Debates Over African American Seating at the University of Oklahoma’s Owen Field,” Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History (Chicago, IL), May 2020. CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
  • Paper, “Sunbelt Sports: College Football and the Re-imagination of Oklahoma,” University of North Texas Postwar Faculty Colloquium, (Denton, TX) 20 March 2020. CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
  • Presentation, “The Birth of an American Obsession: A Look Back at the Early History of College Football,” Red River Center for Regional History and Culture, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, 7 November 2019.
  • Paper, “From TV to Washington: Bud Wilkinson and the Creation of American Physical Fitness Policy,” University of North Texas Postwar Faculty Colloquium, (Denton, TX), 22 March 2019.
  • Presentation, “The Life and Legacy of Jackie Robinson,” Texarkana Museum System, February 15, 2019.
  • Presentation, “Trouble with the Mann: Jack Johnson, White Hopes, and the First Black Heavyweight Champion,” Texas A&M University-Texarkana, 12 February 2019.
  • Paper, “Prentice Gautt and the Narrative Construction of the Safe Black Athlete,” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, (Chicago, IL), January 2019. (In Preparation)
  • Presentation, “Beyond Jim Thorpe: Native American Athletes and the Sporting Middle Ground,” Texas A&M University-Texarkana, 29 November 2018.
  • Presentation, “Running Brave: The Story of Native American Olympian Billy Mills.” Texarkana Museum System, November 24, 2018.
  • Paper, “The Anti-Intellectual Coach: The Implicit Politics of Sports from the New Left to the present,” Annual Meeting of the Society for U.S. Intellectual Historians, (Chicago, IL) November 2018.
  • Presentation, “Putting Oklahoma Football on the Map: An Atlas of University of Oklahoma Football from 1947-1963,” Purdue University Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, (West Lafayette, IN), November 2017.
  • Paper, “Pigskin and Pork: Reshaping Oklahoma in the Post War Era,” Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History (Fullerton, CA), May 2017.
  • Invited Lecture, “Doing Digital Sport History,” Ohio Northern University Digital History Day, (Ada, OH), March 2017.
  • 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,”  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, North American Society for Sport History Pre-Conference 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 Lecture, “‘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:

Mountain View College, Division of Social Sciences, History Instructor, Spring 2020-present

  • HIST 1301: “United States History I” (Spring 2020, two sections)
  • HIST 1302: “United States History II” (Spring 2020, two sections)

Texas A&M University–Texarkana, History Program, Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall 2018-Fall 2019

Undergraduate:

  • HIST 1301: “United States History I” (Fall 2018, two sections, Spring 2019, one section, Fall 2019, one section)
  • HIST 1302: “United States History II” (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, two-sections)
  • HIST 2321: “World Civilizations I” (Fall 2018)
  • HIST 497: “Special Topics: Introduction to Public History” (Spring 2019)
  • HIST 497: “Special Topics: Race, Politics, and Sports” (Spring 2019)
  • HIST 497: “Special Topics: Society, Culture, and Rock & Roll” – 10 –weeks online (Summer 2019)

Graduate

  • HIST 500: “Historiography” (Fall 2019)
  • HIST 597: “Global History of Capitalism” – 10 weeks online (Summer 2019)

 Student Mentoring

  •  Honors Projects
    • Olivia Parks, “Texarkana’s African American Community Before Integration”
    • Matthew Edwards, “Historic Nomination for Stateline Cemetery”
  •  Internships
    • Olivia Parks, Mainstreet Texarkana
  • Conference and Symposium Presentations
    • Matthew Edwards, Leah Pickering, and Amber Stylianou, “African American Life in Texarkana Digital Exhibit,” Poster, Experiential Learning Showcase, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Fall 2019. Winner of: “Best in Discipline” and “People’s Choice” Awards
    • Hannah Crow, “Two Rivers Museum Clio App Entry,” Poster, Experiential Learning Showcase, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Fall 2019.
    • Olivia Parks, “Texarkana’s African American Community Before Integration,” Undergraduate Research Conference, Henderson State University, April 2019.
    • Olivia Parks, “Texarkana’s African American Community Before Integration,” Pathways, Texas A&M University System, Laredo, TX, November 2019.

Purdue University, Department of History, Limited Term Lecturer, Fall 2017 – Summer 2018

  • HIST 152 “United States since 1877” (online), Fall 2017 (4-sections), Spring 2018 (4-sections)
  • HIST 152 “United States since 1877, Summer 2018 (5-week special session for conditionally admitted first-year students)

Purdue University, African American Studies and Research Center, Graduate Lecturer, 2015 – 2017

  • AAS 371 “The Black Athlete” (on-ground), Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
  • AAS 371 “The Black Athlete” (online), Summer 2016, Summer 2017

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

  • HIST 152 “United States since 1877” (on-ground)

Purdue University, Department of History, Teaching Assistant, 2011 – 2015, Summer 2017

  • 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, Summer 2017
  • 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, Summer 2017
  • 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:

  • Texarkana Museum Systems Historic Preservation Awards Nominee
  • Roberta J. Park Award (for graduate student travel), North American Society for Sport History, May 2016, May 2017.
  • Purdue University, College of Liberal Arts, PROMISE (Promoting Research Opportunities to Maximize Innovation and Scholarly Excellence) Award, Spring 2016, Spring 2017
  • 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

Pedagogical Training and Professional Development:

  • “Experiential Learning Collaborative Workshop,” Texas A&M University-Texarkana, 15 January 2020.
  • “Project Development for Digital Public History Projects,” National Council on Public History, 22 April 2017.
  • “THAT (The Humanities and Technology) Camp,” National Council for Public History, 19 April 2017.
  • “Online Teaching Consultation,” Purdue University Digital Education, 2017.
  •  “Blackboard Learn and Video Express Training,” Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), 2016.
  •  “Online Pedagogy and Course Development Consultation,” Purdue University Digital Education, 2016.
  • “Instructional Presentation Techniques that Engage Students,” Center for Instructional Excellent, Purdue University, 2015.
  • “Negotiating Power in the Classroom: How to Build a Positive Learning Environment,” College of Liberal Arts Symposium, Purdue University, 2012.
  • “Teaching To Diversity,” Center for Instructional Excellent, Purdue University, 2011.

Professional and Community Service:

  • Webmaster, Red River Air Cargo Association, RRACA.org, 2019-present
  • Faculty President, Alpha-Delta-Upsilon Chapter Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Fall 2019
  • Committee for Digital Platforms and Research Resources, College of Arts, Science, and Education, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Fall 2019
  • Organizer, Annual GIS Day Symposia, with the Red River Innovation Lab for the Humanities, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, 2018-2019
  • Planning Committee for Red River Center for History and Culture, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, 2018-2019
  • 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, Representative, 2012-2013, 2016-2017
    • Co-Chair and Organizer, “Crooked Lines” Graduate Student Conference, March 2013
  • 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/interview, “The Ticket,” Podcast, ABC News Australia, 8 March 2019.

Guest/interview, Episode 6, “Vanished: Amelia Earhart,” Podcast, Atchison, KS, 16 March 2019.

Guest/interview, “Air Cascadia,” KBOO Community Radio, 90.3 FM Portland, OR, 30 May 2017.

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
  • American Studies Association
  • USA Track and Field

Research Interests:

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

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