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Curriculum Vitæ

Gene Rhea Tucker

Temple College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Marc A. Nigliazzo Administration Building #943

2600 South First Street

Temple, Texas 76504-7435

Phone: (254) 298-8359

 

gene.tucker@templejc.edu

gene.tucker@ct.tamus.edu

gene.tucker@navarrocollege.edu

gene.tucker@mavs.uta.edu

 

 

RÉSUMÉ

 

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.

 

A photograph of me preparing for the National Geographic Bee in 1993

A photograph of me at working at the W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas in 2004

A photograph of me attending a THSO forum I helped put together on the topic “What is Transatlantic History?”

A photograph of me presenting “Booze and Bootlegging in Thurber” at the W. K. Gordon Center, July 27, 2008

A drawing of me made by one of my students at Tarleton while I was teaching in 2008

A photograph of me presenting “La Salle, the Mississippi, and the Historians” at the SHD Conference in 2009

A caricature of me made by some of my students on the chalkboard at Navarro College in 2010

A photograph of my corner of the office at UTA, UH 318, in 2011

A photograph of me after graduating with my Ph.D. at UTA in May 2011

A photograph of me in my office at UTA in February 2012

 

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EDUCATION

 

Graduate:

2006-2011      The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas

Ph.D. in Transatlantic History, May 2011

Dissertation: “Place-Names, Conquest, and Empire: Spanish and Amerindian Conceptions of Place in the New World” – Committee: Douglas Richmond, chair; John Garrigus; Imre Demhardt; Kimberly Breuer

Comprehensive Examination Fields: The Charting of Empires; Transatlantic Slavery; Migration, Settlement, and Travel Writing

 

2004-2006      Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Texas

Master of Arts Degree in History, May 2006

Thesis: “Oysters, Macaroni, and Beer: The Texas Pacific Mercantile & Manufacturing Company of Thurber, Texas” – Committee: T. Lindsay Baker, chair; Christopher Guthrie; Patricia Zelman

 

Undergraduate:

2001-2003      Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Texas

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, December 2003

 

1998-2000      Central Texas College

Killeen, Texas

 

High School:

1994-1998      Killeen High School

Killeen, Texas

High School Diploma, May 1998

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

August 2013-Present        Temple College

Temple, Texas

Full-Time Instructor

 

January 2014-Present        Texas A&M–Central Texas

Killeen, Texas

Adjunct Professor

 

August 2010-Present        Navarro College

Corsicana, Texas

Adjunct Professor

 

July 2011-August 2013     The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas

Lecturer

 

August 2006-May 2011    The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas

Graduate Instructor/Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

June 2008-August 2008    Tarleton State University

July 2007-August 2007     Stephenville, Texas

July 2006-August 2006     Adjunct Professor

 

July 2005-August 2005     Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Texas

Graduate Instructor

 

August 2004-June 2006    Tarleton State University

Stephenville and Thurber, Texas

Graduate Assistant at the W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas

 

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JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

 

 

PAPERS

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

 

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

 

 

SYMPOSIA ORGANIZED

 

 

 

OTHER SCHOLARLY WORK

 

 

 

COURSES: TAUGHT and FORTHCOMING

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

 

Professional Organizations

East Texas Historical Association

Society for the History of Discoveries

Texas Map Society

Texas State Historical Association

Thurber Historical Association

West Texas Historical Association

 

Memberships and Offices

2011-Present   Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 300, University of Texas at Arlington

2008-2010       Vice-President of the Transatlantic History Student Organization

2007-2008       President of the Transatlantic History Student Organization

2006-2007       Vice-President of the Transatlantic History Student Organization

2006-2011       Transatlantic History Student Organization

2006-Present   Phi Alpha Theta, Omicron Kappa Chapter, UTA

2006                Secretary of Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Beta Chi Chapter, Tarleton

2005                Treasurer of Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Beta Chi Chapter, Tarleton

2004-Present   Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Beta Chi Chapter, Tarleton

1994-1998       National Honor Society

1994                National Junior Honor Society

 

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

 

Temple College

Dr. Susan Guzmán-Treviño

Dr. Joanna Scott

 

The University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Douglas Richmond

Dr. John Garrigus

Dr. Imre Demhardt

Dr. Kimberly Breuer

Dr. Sam Haynes

Dr. Stephen Reinhardt

Dr. Richard Francaviglia

Dr. Dennis Reinhartz

 

Texas A&M–Central Texas

Dr. Jerry Jones

 

Tarleton State University

Dr. T. Lindsay Baker

Dr. Craig Clifford

Dr. Richard Cruz

Dr. Christopher Guthrie

Dr. Michael Pierce

 

Navarro College

Dr. Karen Waugh

Dr. Linda Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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