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Gene Pruess Gene B. Preuss, Ph.D.
Assosciate Professor of History
Office: N-1049
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: Federal Attention to Minority Education; 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, 2009).

Book Chapters:
“Public Education in West Texas,” in “The Giant Side of Texas,” Bruce Glasrud and Paul Carlson, eds., in press, Oklahoma State University Press, expected Spring 2014.

“‘As Texas Goes, So Goes the Nation’: A History of the History Culture Wars in the Lone Star State,” in Politics and the History Curriculum: The Struggle over Standards in Texas and the Nation, Keith A. Erekson, ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

"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).

"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.

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