Emeritus Professors Lecture Series
The 2016 Emeritus Professors Lecture Series
Presented by the ACC History Department
“Lots of Law East of the Pecos”
Eastview Campus, 4301 Webberville Rd.
Multi-Purpose Room 8500
Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:30 – Noon
Theresa Jach: “It’s Hell in a Texas Pen: Convict Leasing From Reconstruction to the Gilded Age”
Theresa Jach grew up in Michigan and attended Alma College in Alma Michigan. She earned her Ph.D from the University of Houston and has taught in the Houston Community College system and at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She is the author of Huntsville Penitentiary (2013) and co-editor of (and contributor to) Incarcerated Women: A History of Struggles, Oppression & Resistance in American Prisons, due out in 2017. She is a three-time winner of the National Endowment for Humanities Fellowships (War of 1812, Thomas Jefferson, Progress & Poverty). She was won a Faculty Excellent award at Houston Community College and was awarded History Teacher of the Year at the University of Houston – Clear Lake in 2007-08.
Kemp Dixon: “Chasing thugs, Nazis & Reds: Texas Ranger Norman K. Dixon”
Kemp Dixon grew up in Mckinney, Elgin and Austin, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas. He has taught middle school students in Albuquerque, N.M., high school students in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and college students in Laredo and Austin Community College, where he has been an adjunct professor for thirty years. He is the author of From Plymouth Rock to Rocky Creek: A Texas Family’s Remarkable Story of Conquering Frontiers, Fighting in Indian Wars and Revolutions, Taming Prairies, and Chasing Thugs, Nazis, and Reds: Texas Ranger Norman K. Dixon.