1998-2015       Cisco College, Professor of History and Government

2000-2015       Texas Wesleyan University, Adjunct Instructor of History

1995-98           University of Texas at Arlington, Adjunct Instructor of History — Native American, U.S., Texas

1995-98           Texas Christian University, Adjunct Instructor of History –Anthropology of Religion in Sociology Department, U.S., Europe

1995-98           Tarrant County College, Adjunct Faculty

1993-94           Texas Christian University, Lecturer of History

1966-90           Amarillo College, Associate Professor of Social Science — U.S. history, government, anthropology, honors humanities


Ph.D.  Texas Christian University, Department of History, 1993

Dissertation:  “Little Favors from My Government:  United States Consuls to Mexico, 1821-1865”

M.A.   Texas A&M University, Department of History, 1968

Thesis:  “Public Sentiment on United States Tariff Policy, 1816-1830”

B.A.    Howard Payne College, European History, English Literature, Government, Brownwood, Texas, 1965


Texas Tech University, anthropology, psychology, and political science

Texas Tech University, Department of Anthropology, Field School, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

University of California at Los Angeles, history and psychology

University of Texas at Austin, history and psychology

West Texas State University, history and government


                        U.S. Diplomacy

                        U.S. Southwest

                        Native America


                        Latin America


                        English History

                        Western Civilization

                        World Culture

                        Cultural Anthropology

                        Physical Anthropology


                        Europe, 1870-1918

                        Anthropology of Religion

                        World Civilization to 1500

                        World Civilization since 1500

                        Western Civilization to 1500

                        Western Civilization since 1500

                        Native American History

                        U.S. History to 1877

                        U.S. History, 1865 to the Present

                        U.S. Constitutional History

                        United States Gilded Age

                        English History to 1603

                        English History from 1603

                        Texas History

                        U.S. Government

                        Texas Government

                        Women and Ethnic Groups in the U.S.

                        Adams Chronicles

                        People, Society, and Culture (Honors Humanities)

                        Cultural Anthropology

                        Physical Anthropology


Graduate Assistantships, Texas Christian University, 1990-93

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973, in “Science, Technology, and Human Values in the Twentieth Century”

Amarillo College Professor of the Year, 1971

Honorary Member of Junior Bar Association of Amarillo, Texas, 1971

Graduate Assistantship, Texas A&M University, 1965-66

Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1964

Fulbright and Danforth Scholar Nominee of Howard Payne College Faculty, 1964

Lola Best Covey Award as Outstanding Student in European History, 1964

Honor fraternities:  Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, Gamma Beta Phi, Blue Key

Honor Roll, Dean’s List

Order of the Arrow Brotherhood

Eagle Scout with Sea Scout affiliation


Review of The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands by Nicholas Villanueva Jr.  Panhandle-Plains Historical Review (forthcoming 2020).

“The Influence of the Texas Panhandle-Plains on Georgia O’Keeffe,” republished in Paul H. Carlson and John T. Becker, Georgia O’Keeffe in Texas:  A Guide, Buffalo Gap, Texas:  State House Press, 2012.

Reviewer of essays for The New Handbook of Texas, Austin:  The Texas State Historical Association, 1996.

Review of Dangerous Passage:  The Santa Fe Trail and the Mexican War, by William Y. Chalfant.  Pacific Historical Review LXV (May 1996):  326-27.

Review essay of The Comanchero Frontier:  A History of New Mexican-Plains Indian Relations, by Charles L. Kenner.  American Indian Culture and Research Journal 19 (Winter 1995):  258-61.

“Georgia O’Keeffe.”  The New Handbook of Texas, vol. IV:  1129-30.  Austin:  The Texas State Historical Association, 1996.

“The Influence of the Texas Panhandle-Plains on Georgia O’Keeffe.”  Panhandle-Plains Historical Review LVI (1984):  107-36.


“Archeological Survey of Polytechnic Cemetery,” Fort Worth, Texas, September 2002.

“French Influence in East Texas:  Red Jackets Among Red Men.” Lecture at 22nd American Indian Workshop, “Furs, Faith, and the French:  Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters in North America,” Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux III, France, April 2001.

“Red Jackets Among Red Men:  French Influence in East Texas Among Trans-Sabine Indian Tribes During the Sojourns of La Salle, 1685-1687,” Paper to East Texas Historical Association, Fort Worth, Texas, February 2001.

“Border Consuls with Mexico, 1821-1865.”  Paper before National Records and Archives Administration Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, February 2000.

“Civil Rights in the United States Since the Civil War.”  Lecture to American Studies Department, University of Stuttgart, Germany, Winter 1999.

“Wounded Knee Revisited:  The American Indian Occupation 1973.”  Lecture to German-American Institutes in Stuttgart, Munich, and Nuremberg, Germany, Summer 1999.

“Demographic Projections for Tarrant County, Texas, to 2030.”  Research project for Tarrant County Arts Council, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, January 1998.

“The French National Library.”  Radio interview with British Broadcasting Company (BBC), Paris, France, Summer 1996.

“Burning Flags and Shooting Pistols:  U.S. Consuls to Mexico, 1821-1865.”  Southwest Social Science Convention, Dallas, Texas, March 1995.

“The Journey of One Hispanic Attorney from Diamond Hill-Jarvis to Downtown Fort Worth.”  National Endowment for the Humanities “Adelante” Series of Fort Worth Library, November 1993.

“Oral Interview Series.”  Fort Worth Hispanic Oral History Project, Texas Christian University, 1993.

“Georgia O’Keeffe and the Texas Panhandle.”  Lecture at The New Mexico Art History Conference, Harwood Foundation, Taos, New Mexico, ca. Spring 1989.

“An Analysis of the Blue Lady Legends of the American Southwest.”  Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Meeting, Lubbock, Texas, Spring, 1989.

“Anthropological Field Guide to Northern Rio Grande Culture.”  Amarillo College Field Trip, 1989.

Book review of American Caesar by William Manchester.  Lecture to the college-at-large, Amarillo College Library, Amarillo College, December 1978.

“Behaviorism:  Pulling Habits Out of Rats.”   Paper presented for “Science, Technology, and Human Values” NEH grant, University of California at Los Angeles, Department of History, 1973.


“The River Who Knows,” novel series, tribal police officer Richard Tafoya and Forest Service biology specialist Janet Rael, contemporary setting in northern New Mexico.

Book 1: “Death at La Osa,” completed 2019, under review for Tony Hillerman Award for Best First Mystery Novel set in Southwest, St. Martin’s Press.

Book 2: “Arroyo of Shells,” completed summer 2020.


Western Writers of America


New Mexico Acequia Association

Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association

American Quarter Horse Association


Chair of Social Science Division, Cisco Junior College, 2004-2006

Member of Board of Directors, Fort Belknap, Graham, Texas, 2003-2015

President of Amarillo College Faculty Senate, 1987-1989

Member of Amarillo College Presidential Search Committee, 1987

Self-study Supervisor for Departmental Accreditation for Southern Association, 1986

Chairman of Professional Standards and Relations Committee, 1972-1974

Vice President of Faculty Senate, 1971

Amarillo College Evening College Supervisor, 1967-1969


Sponsor of Students for a Democratic Country, Amarillo College, 1971

Charter member of American Civil Liberties Union, Amarillo chapter, 1971

Special student delegate to Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1964

Student President of Democracy in Action Program, Howard Payne College, 1964-1965

President and Organizer of Young Democratic Club, Howard Payne College, 1963-1965

Staff member for Senator Crawford Martin campaign for Lt. Governor, State of Texas, 1962

Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, Texas Senate, Special Session, 1962


Ranching, manager of Angus herds

Farming, owner of 29 acres farmland-pasture, north Erath County, Texas

Horsemanship, general, foal starting, ground training, Join-Up method of Monty Roberts

Viticulturalist, grape producer, wine making, Chickadee Vineyard, Mingus, Texas

FAA fixed wing licensed pilot

FCC General Class Amateur Radio license (N5LWM)

Life Guard certified Boy Scouts of America

Vocalist, baritone, recitals, funerals, weddings

Outdoor skills, camping all seasons, mountaineering of 13K+ summits

Athletic team participation in baseball, football, track, tennis


Computer salesman, Computer City, Fort Worth, Texas

Photographer for defense attorneys, expert witness, Amarillo, Texas

Assistant Funeral Director, mortician’s assistant, Davis-Morris Funeral Home, Brownwood, Texas

Ranch hand, O.K. Gray ranch, general work, Brooksmith, Texas

Sidran’s Shirt Factory, general work, Brownwood, Texas

Parking attendant, Hotel Brownwood, Brownwood, Texas

Soda fountain clerk, Hotel Brownwood, Brownwood, Texas

Letbetter and Sons Furniture and Mattress Factory, general help


Essential fluency in Spanish

Travel-ease French

Travel-ease German