Curriculum Vitae

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

 


Teaching:

— Professor of History, Austin Community College, 2004-Present
Three-Time Nominee for ACC Teacher of the Year: 2012-13, 2014-15 & 2015-16
NISOD Excellence Award 2017
— 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

Education:
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)

Scholarship:
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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 Selected 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)

Fellowship:
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

Other:

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

Judge
Texas History Day (TSHA), 2014 & 2017

Proxy Researcher
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, 1994

Academic Presentations
–“God & Man at UVA” UVa Bicentennial Conference / Education in the Early Republic, Monticello, VA 2017
— “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