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Ph.D. in Transatlantic History

The University of Texas at Arlington

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Temple College

E-mail: gene.tucker@templejc.edu

Office: ADM 943

Phone: (254) 298-8359

 

Texas A&M University–Central Texas

E-mail: gene.tucker@ct.tamus.edu  

 

Navarro College

E-mail: gene.tucker@navarrocollege.edu

 

University of Texas at Arlington

E-mail: gene.tucker@mavs.uta.edu  

 

 

CURRICULUM VITÆ

 

Curriculum Vitæ

GRT at Academia.edu

 

I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 2003 from Tarleton State University, located in Stephenville, Texas, about seventy miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas.  In 2006 I finished my thesis in pursuit of my Master of Arts Degree in History at Tarleton.  I have taught several sections of both U.S. and world history at Tarleton as an adjunct professor from 2005 to 2008.  Between 2006 and 2011 I was a graduate teaching assistant and a graduate instructor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA); in 2010 I began teaching classes as an adjunct professor at Navarro College in Corsicana; and I served as a lecturer at UTA from 2011 to 2013.  At Tarleton I was a graduate assistant at the W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas, a museum documenting the boom town turned ghost town of Thurber, Texas, where I learned many aspects of public history and how to work with archives and collections.  In the fall of 2006 I started work on my Ph.D. in Transatlantic History at the University of Texas at Arlington.  I have been a contributing member of Phi Alpha Theta at both Tarleton and UTA and served as President and Vice President of the Transatlantic History Student Organization (THSO), a UTA graduate student organization for anyone interested in the encounters, discoveries, and interaction across the frontiers of the Atlantic Basin.  I have helped organize three THSO symposia with internationally known historians.  In 2008 I completed my comprehensive exams my dissertation committee approved my dissertation prospectus.  In late 2010, the Texas Tech University Press accepted my revised master’s thesis for publication and published it as Macaroni, Oysters, and Beer: Thurber, Texas, and the Company Store in fall 2012.  I earned my Ph.D. in spring 2011, completing my dissertation on place-names in the Spanish New World.  My scholarly interests range from the history of cartography, the European empires in the New World, and the history of Texas and a million other places and times.  I am currently a full-time history instructor at Temple College, in Temple, Texas, and an adjunct professor at Texas A&M–Central Texas and Navarro College.

 

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

 

Toponyms in the New World

Texas Place-Names

History of Cartography

Discovery and Exploration

Republic of Texas

French Mapping of Texas

José de Escandón

Thurber, Texas

Gen. Samuel Cooper

 

BOOK

 

Gene Rhea Tucker, Macaroni, Oysters, and Beer: Thurber, Texas, and the Company Store (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2012).

 

 

COURSES: TAUGHT and FORTHCOMING

 

TAUGHT

Spanish and British Empires in America, 1492-1830 (2011)

Spanish and British Empires in America, 1492-1830 (2012)

History of Cartography

Texas to 1850

History of Spain and Portugal

History of Texas

United States History I (The United States, 1607-1865, U. S. History Through 1877, & American History I)

United States History II (The United States, 1865-Present, U. S. History Since 1877, & American History II)

World History Since 1700

 

FORTHCOMING

State and Local History: Topics in Texas History (Graduate course: Texas A&M–Central Texas, Spring 2014)

 

 

 LIBRARY

 

Acedemia.edu Profile

Zotero Profile

Google Scholar Profile

 

 

SOURCES AND RESOURCES

 

Historical References and Inaccuracies in the Film 1776

American History on the Internet: 20th Century American Music

American History on the Internet: Films and Sound

Resources: Cartographic History

Resources: Dictionaries

Resources: Genealogy

Resources: History Research

Resources: Texas History

 

 

OTHER STUFF

 

“Oysters, Macaroni, and Beer?  A Taste of Texas?” Mineral Wells Index

“The Interconnected Atlantic World,” review of The Atlantic World: A History, 1400-1888

Transatlantic History in Texas: University of Texas at Arlington on Historians TV

“Bootlegging in the Thurber Area,” blog entry for the Industrious Historian

“Or, the ship might have carried Spanish troops, perhaps about 50 soldiers, on their way to fight Mexican rebels, said Gene Rhea Tucker, a UT-Arlington professor who studies Texas history.” in “Recovered artifacts will tell story of ‘Monterrey shipwreck,’” Austin American-Statesman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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