Curriculum Vitae

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Cameron Addis, Ph.D.
History Professor
Austin Community College, Cypress Creek, 512-223-2134



— Professor of History, Austin Community College, 2004-Present
Three-Time Nominee for ACC Teacher of the Year: 2012-13, 2014-15 & 2015-16
— Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, 2001-2004
Teaching & Counseling Award, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets: Fall 2002
— Adjunct History Instructor: Austin Community College, 1995-2001
— Teaching Assistant: University of Texas, Austin, 1995-2000
— Tutor: University of Texas Football 1994-1995

Ph.D. 2000: History, University of Texas, Austin
M.A. 1993: History, University of Washington, Seattle (Honors)
B.A. 1989: History of Ideas, University of Washington, Seattle (3.8 GPA)
Fall 1987: Semester-at-Sea (University of Pittsburgh)
1984-1988: Western Washington University (Bellingham)

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Website: History Hub: American History Textbook (Creative Commons, 2012- )

Book: Jefferson’s Vision for Education, 1760-1845 (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2003),
On Library of Congress Select Jefferson Bibliography

Essays in Anthologies:
— “Jefferson & Education,” in Frank Cogliano, ed., Blackwell Companion to Thomas Jefferson (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
— “The Jefferson Gospel: A Religious Education of Peace, Reason & Morality,” in Robert McDonald, ed., Light & Liberty (University of Virginia Press, 2012)

Articles in Journals/Periodicals:
— “The Whitman Massacre: Religion & Manifest Destiny on the Columbia Plateau, 1809-1858,” in Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 25 #2 (Summer 2005)
— “The ‘Baptist Beat’ in Modern Jazz: Texan Gene Ramey in Kansas City & New York,” in  Journal of Texas Music History, Vol. 4 #2 (Fall 2004)
— “The Goddess of Love and the Hand of God: American Observations of the 1769 Transit of Venus” in Mercury Magazine (Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Vol. 33 #3 (May-June 2004)

Book Reviews:
Jennings Wagoner, Jefferson & Education, in Journal of Southern History (Fall, 2005)
Andrew Burstein, Democracy’s Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and Tea Party Fanatic, All the While Being Dead, In Presidential Studies Quarterly (2017)
Sam Kean, The Violinist’s Thumb, Webber Family Bookshelf (2015)

Residency Fellowship, International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello, Virginia 1997, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation/University of Virginia 

Professional Memberships:
Organization of American Historians (OAH), 2010-
Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA), 2004-
Society for History Education (AHA Affiliate), 2010-
University of Texas History & Philosophy of Science Colloquium, 2015-
American Historical Association (AHA), 1998-2009
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), 1996-2004


Organizer @ ACC
Annual History Symposium, 2015-  (Assistant, 2009-2014)
Screening of John Valadez’ The Head of Joaquin Murrieta, 2016
Eric Foner Talk: “How the Civil War & Reconstruction Changed the Constitution,” 2017

Breakout Facilitator
ACC Constitution Day, 2011-
AHA Texas Conference on Introductory Courses: Bringing the World Into U.S. Survey, 2015

Texas History Day (TSHA), 2014

Proxy Researcher
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, 1994

Academic Presentations
— “The Jefferson Gospel: Jefferson on Religion in Public Education” Light & Liberty Conference, West Point-USMA/International Center for Jefferson Studies (UVA), U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY 2008
— “‘We Have Proposed No Professor of Divinity’: Jefferson on Education and Religion” Jefferson For Today, TCU/International Center for Jefferson Studies (UVA), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Tx. 2006
— “The Whitman Massacre: Religion & Manifest Destiny on the Columbia Plateau, 1809-1855″ Society for Historians of the Early American Republic 24th Annual Conference. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Oh. 2002
— ” The Debate over God & Secularization at Jefferson’s University of Virginia,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic 21st Annual Conference, Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky. 1999
— “Ethnohistory & Braddock’s Defeat along the Monongahela, 1755,” Ohio Country Conference on Frontier Culture, 900-1770 / Bushy Run Battlefield, Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pa. 1998
— “North American Observations of the Transit of Venus, 1769,” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture — 2nd Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, Co. 1996

Public Presentations
— “The ‘Baptist Beat’ in Modern Jazz: Texan Gene Ramey in Kansas City & New York, 1932-62,” Emeritus Professors Lecture Series, Austin Community College, 2005
— “Reform & Evangelical Protestantism in the Early Republic,”  L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, College Station, Tx. 2002
— “Christianity & the American Revolution,” Series on Church-State Relations and the Constitution — Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, Tx. 2000
— “Jefferson, Madison and the Early History of the University of Virginia,” Kenwood Lectures — International Ctr. for Jefferson Studies/UVA/TJ Memorial Foundation, Monticello, Va. 1998

Encyclopedia Entries:
Fall of Constantinople — Colonial America: An Encyclopedia (M.E. Sharpe, 2005)
Open Door Policy in China — Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (Sharpe, 2005)
1936 Berlin Olympics – United States at War: Understanding Conflict & Society (ABC-CLIO, 2006)
Propaganda — Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War (ABC-CLIO, 2006)
Whitman Massacre — Encyclopedia of U.S. Indian Policy & Law (C.Q. Press, 2009)
Whitman Massacre – Oregon Encyclopedia (Online)

Independent Contracting: STAAR 8th Grade & H.S. History Exam
Item Review Content Specialist: Pearson Publishing (Austin) w. Leslie Ruff, 2006-2009, 2014-15
Item Review Content Specialist: ETS (San Antonio) w. Rebecca Ramsey, 2009-2013
TEKS Question Writer: Texas Region XIII (Austin) w. Greg Tucker, 2004-06

With Herodotus, the "Father of History," in Bodrum, Turkey, 2012

With Herodotus, the “Father of History,” in Bodrum, Turkey, 2012