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History alumnus, Cody Robertson, is mentioned in the Baytown Sun newspaper.
History alumnus, Cody Robertson, was recently mentioned in an article in the Baytown Sun. Robertson earned a B.A. in History in 2013 and now teaches at the Goose Creek Memorial High School in Baytown, TX. The Baytown Sun article explains how the Goose Creek ISD mentors their first-year teachers. Robertson tells the Baytown Sun, after graduating from Texas A & M, he decided to pursue a degree in history at UHD. He then entered an alternative certification program to teach. In his two years as a substitute teacher, Robertson relied on support from his mentors and other veteran teachers. Robertson speaks positively of his teaching experience, "They pay me to be here everyday and talk about history. That's kind of a like a dream come true for me".
Berkowitz, D. (2013, December 17). Support system helps keep first-year teachers on track. The Baytown Sun, pp. 10.
Collaboration between Dr. Ahmed Reid (CUNY) & David Ryden (UHD)
UHD’s Professor Ryden teams up with fellow economic historian of the British Empire, Dr. Ahmed Reid (City University of New York), to publish the first-ever application of eighteenth and nineteenth century land market data to the long-standing “Williams Debate.” Based on archival records from the Jamaica Island Record Office, they estimate that there was a decline in the economic performance of the slave economy before abolition of the British slave trade (1807). Using a variety of indicators, their findings stake out the claim that the Jamaican sugar economy reached its peak c. 1800. Their findings were just published in the co-authored article, “Sugar, Land Markets and the Williams Thesis: Evidence from Jamaica’s Property Sales, 1750-1810,” Slavery and Abolition 34:3 (2013): 401-4.
Approval for History Program Concentration
UHD's History Program has received Texas Education Agency approval for History grades 7 - 10 certification.
UHD Webb Society Attends Re-enactment
The Webb Society relived the “Runaway Scrape” at the George Ranch (April 6, 2013).
UHD Webb Society Wins “Chapter of the Year”
UHD’s Webb Society, a Texas history interest club, has won the Chapter of the Year (2012-2013) award. The competition included Webb Societies at universities throughout Texas.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the UHD Webb Society, please contact Drs. Garna Christian, Jose Alvarez, or Gene Preuss (advisors of the UHD Webb Society).
Dr. Preuss Wins Award
Dr. Gene Preuss won the “Educator of the Year” (2012-2013) award by the East Texas Historical Association, “for his fine contributions to his craft, his attention to higher order student learning, and his dedication to educational quality.”
Dr. McCaffrey Publishes Book
This year, Dr. James McCaffrey published his book, Going for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers in the War against Nazi Germany, with the University of Oklahoma Press.
Dr. Ryden Publishes Articles
This year, Dr. David Ryden published his article, "'One of the finest and most fruitful spots in America:' An Analysis of Cotton Monoculture in Late-Eighteenth Century Carriacou," in Journal of Interdisciplinary History 43:4 (2013): 539-570.
Dr. Ryden also contributed the entry “Manumissions,” for the Oxford Bibliographies, (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Dr. Case’s Article Republished
Dr. Theresa Case’s journal article "The Radical Potential of the Knights' Biracialism" has recently been republished in a book collection: Texas Labor History, edited by Bruce Glasrud and James Marnoney (Texas A&M University Press, 2013).
Dr. Garna Christian Wins Award
March 4, 2013 Torch Energy president J P Bryant has awarded to UHD history professor Garna L. Christian the Texas State Historical Association Educator of the Year Award at the Fellows Lunch and Awards ceremony.
Professor Garna Christian, left, stands with Torch Energy President J.P. Bryan, namesake for the Association’s Leadership in Education Award. Photo courtesy of Ben Davis.
Dr. Nancy Lopez Wins Award
On April 30, 2013, the UHD Faculty Awards Committee announced that Dr. Nancy Lopez, Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences-History, has won the Outstanding Adjunct Award for academic year 2012-2013. Dr. Lopez's fellow historians warmly congratulate her, and her contribution to the UHD History Program.
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