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Gene B. Preuss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Tel: (713) -222-5308
Education: BA, MA, Texas State University-San Marcos; PhD, 2004, Texas Tech University.
Research Interests: History of American Education, Texas History, Public History, American South
Current Projects: Former Secretary of Education Lauro F. Cavazos and Minority Education during the Reagan and George H. W. Bush Administration; and The Development of African American Public Education in Texas, 1865-1980
Monograph: "To Get a Better School System": One Hundred Years of School Reform in Texas, (Texas A&M University Press, forthcoming in 2009).
Book Chapters: "Public Education Comes of Age," in Twentieth Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History, John Storey and Mary Kelley, eds. ( University of North Texas Press, 2007).
"Oral History, Folklore, and Katrina," with Alan H. Stein, in Seeking Higher Ground: The Hurricane Katrina Crisis, Race, and Public Policy Reader, Manning Marable and Kristen Clarke, eds. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and in There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster: Race, Class, and Hurricane Katrina, Chester Hartman and Gregory D. Squires, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2006).
Articles: "Within Those Walls: The African American School and Community in Lubbock and New Braunfels, Texas," Sound Historian: Journal of the Texas Oral History Association 4 (Fall 1998): 36-43; "Cotulla Revisited: A Reassessment of Lyndon Johnson’s Year as a Public School Teacher," Journal of South Texas 10 (Number 1, 1997): 20-37; and "Differing Perceptions: Public School Teachers and Mexican Students in Texas, 1910-1930," West Texas Historical Association Yearbook 72 (1996): 119-129.
Last updated or reviewed on 6/2/10