Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2017-Present   Assistant Professor of History, Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas.

2008-Present   Online History Instructor, Social Sciences Department, Highline College, Des Moines, Washington.

2016-2017      Lecturer, Department of History and Department of International Affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado.

EDUCATION
2015    Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO

Fields of Specialization: U.S.-Mexican Diplomatic Relations History, Mexican Immigration, Mexican Politics, U.S. Politics, Race and U.S. Society.

2004    Master of Arts, History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Las Vegas, NV

2000    Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Las Vegas, NV

PUBLICATIONS
Forthcoming    Risking “Immeasurable Harm”: The Diplomacy of Immigration Restriction in U.S.-Mexico Relations, 1924-1932, University of Nebraska Press.

2019
“Immigration Policy and US Foreign Policy before 1945.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. Oxford University Press. Article published August 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.013.619.

Book Review of They Came to Toil: Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression, by Melita M. Garza, Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 88, number 2, Spring 2019, pp. 294-296.

Book Review of The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the U.S.-Mexico Border, by S. Deborah Kang, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol. 122, number 4, April 2019, pp. 480-482.

2018
“‘A Grave Offense of Significant Consequences’: Three Mexican Perspectives      on the U.S. attempt to place a quota on Mexico’s immigration during the late 1920s” Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 87, number 2, pp. 333-355.

2017
Contributor and Editor to Beyond 1917:  American Legacies of the Great War. Oxford University Press.

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY
Panels Organized
2017    Breaking Bonds, Creating Enemies: U.S. Immigration Policy and Its Impact on U.S. Foreign Relations during the Interwar Period. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) annual conference. Arlington, VA, June 23-25.

2016    Open Minds and Closed Borders: The Effects of Immigration Restriction on U.S. Foreign Relations. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) annual conference. San Diego, CA, June 23-25.

Papers
2018    Roundtable: The Geopolitics of Migration. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) annual conference. Philadelphia, PA, June 21-23. Broadcast on C-SPAN III.

2017    “A Grave Offense of Significant Consequences”: Three Mexican Perspectives on the U.S. Attempt to Place a Quota on Mexican Immigration during the 1920s. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) annual conference. Arlington, VA, June 23-25.

2017    “No state shall have the right to establish any discrimination”: International pressure against the U.S. effort to restrict Mexican immigration in 1928. The American Historian Association (AHA) annual conference, Denver, CO, January 5-8.

2016    “No state shall have the right to establish any discrimination”: International pressure against the U.S. effort to restrict Mexican immigration in 1928. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) annual conference, San Diego, CA, June 23-25.

2016    1916: A turning point in U.S.-Mexican Relations, American Historian Association (AHA) annual conference, Atlanta, GA, January 7-10. Broadcast on C-SPAN III.

2009    A United Empire”: Remembrance of The Fallen as a Form of National Cohesion in post-Great War England, 1918-1920, Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO, September 21-23.

2008    A United Empire”: Remembrance of The Fallen as a Form of National Cohesion in post-Great War England, 1918-1920, Nexus Interdisciplinary Conference: Collected and Collective Identities. University of Tennessee; Knoxville, TN, March 13-15.

Commentator
2015    Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO, September 18-20.       

2014    Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO, September 12-14.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX, Assistant Professor of History (2017-Present)
United States History up to 1865
United States History since 1865
United States Relations with the Global South since 1945
The History of Mexico
United States-Latin American Relations since 1810

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Adjunct Faculty of History (2016-2017)
United States History since 1865
United States Politics and Foreign Relations, 1898 to Present
U.S.-Latin American diplomatic relations since the end of the Cold War
United States Relations with the Global South since 1945
The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1975

Highline College, Des Moines, WA, Sole Instructor (including online, 2006-Present)
United States History, 1492-1815
United States History, 1815-1900
United States History, 1900-Present

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE TO INSTITUTIONS
2018-2019      Quality Enhancement Plan-Advising Committee, chairperson. Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX
Chaired the effort to formulate a plan to improve academic advising and student self-efficacy, as a part of the larger re-accreditation process for Schreiner. This work required weekly committee meetings, coordination with administration, multiple presentations of the plan to faculty, and, ultimately, presentation of the completed plan to Schreiner’s accreditation agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC), and individual meetings with SACS-COC representatives.

2017-2018       Quality Enhancement Plan Taskforce, committee member; Faculty Research Taskforce, committee member; Undergraduate Research Committee, committee member. Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX

2013-2014       Senior Assistant Editor, Diplomatic History, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO

2011-2013       Junior Assistant Editor, Diplomatic History, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO

2009-2011       Executive Planning Committee Member, Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History  Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO.

INVITED TALKS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2018-2019 Lead Scholar: Teaching Literacy through History (a professional development workshop for secondary education social science teachers), The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

  • Lecture title: “An Awkward Confluence: Domestic Nativism versus Diplomatic Neighborliness in U.S.-Mexican Relations, 1928” (given as part of the GLI’s annual History Scholar Award program)
    • New York City, NY, June 3, 2019
  • Lecture title: “The United States in the Great War Era: Balancing Security with Involvement.”
    • Des Moines, IA, May 11, 2019
    • Chicago, IL, April 6, 2019
    • Frisco, TX, October 27, 2018
  • Lecture title: “ ‘The Fusing Heat and Fervor’ of Assimilation: the Americanization Campaign of World War I.”
    • Newark, NJ, February 26, 2019
  • Lecture title: “America: A Nation of Immigrants.”
    • Wichita, KS, June 7, 2018
  • 2019    Lecturer: “Crucial Decisions: Fateful Consequences: D-Day as the Linchpin of the Grand Alliance, June 1941 to August 1944” given at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, Kerrville, TX, June 13.

    2019    Lecturer: “The American Revolution of Voting, 1780s to 1820s” given to Sons of the American Revolution, Hill Country Chapter, Kerrville, TX, May 14.

    2019    Lecturer: “The Core of Audacity: the Corps of Discovery (Lewis and Clark Expedition) and the Creation of the ‘Westering Nation.’” Chautauqua Speaker Series, Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX, March 5.

    2019    Lecturer: “The Mexican Revolution,” to the Dynamic Learning Institute, Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX, January 29.

    2018    Lecturer: “The Civil Right to Vote,” to Hill Country Chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV), Kerrville, TX, November 8.

    2018    Lecturer: “The United States: A Nation of Immigrants,” to the Dynamic Learning Institute, Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX, October 9.

    2018    Lecturer: “Central American Gangs: The Multi-Point Origins of a Transnational Problem,” to the Hill Country Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX, October 6.

    2018    Lecturer: “The Civil Right to Vote,” to mark Constitution Day 2018, Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX, September 17.

    2018    Participant, Seminar: The Civil War and American Memory, Lead Scholar: David W. Blight, The Council of Independent Colleges and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Yale University, New Haven, CT, June 10-15.

    2018    Lecturer, “The Waning of Pax Americana?,” as part of the Great Decisions-Foreign Policy Associations, Bulverde, TX, April 5.

    2010    Participant, Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT), University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO; August 7-8.     

    2008    Participant, Presenting Data and Information Workshop by Edward Tufte, Seattle, WA, July 15.

    2007    Participant, Early College Conference, Simon’s Rock College; Berkshires, MA, August 24-26.

    2006    Participant, Digital Storytelling Workshop, University of Colorado, Denver; Denver, CO, November 19-22.

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
    The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
    The American Historical Association (AHA)
    Conference on Latin American History (CLAH)

    AWARDS, GRANTS, & HONORS
    2015    Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Colorado, Boulder.
    2014    Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant, The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).
    2013    Dean’s Graduate Student Research Grant Award, University of Colorado, Boulder.
    2004    Phi Kappa Phi.
    2000    Phi Alpha Theta, Psi-Sigma Chapter.

    RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
    Online learning module systems
    Angel: expert
    Blackboard: expert
    Canvas: expert
    Desire to Learn: expert

    LANGUAGES
    Spanish: reading and writing.