Curriculum Vitae

cam-herodotus12CROP copy 2Cameron Addis, Ph.D.
History Professor

Austin Community College
Highland Campus

— History Professor, Austin Community College, 2004-Present
           4-Time Nominee for ACC Teaching Excellence Award: 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2017-18
           NISOD Excellence Award 2017
— Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-College Station, 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, 1995-2000
— Tutor: University of Texas Football, 1994-1995

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


OER Textbook for American Surveys: History Hub (Creative Commons, 2012- ) Click Home
Featured In The Chronicle of Higher Education (10.13.19)

Book: Jefferson’s Vision for Education, 1760-1845 (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2003)
*On Library of Congress Selected Jefferson Bibliography (Under Facets of Jefferson’s Life)

Articles in Journals/Periodicals/Websites:
— “Jefferson’s Other Legacy: Religious Freedom,” History News Network, 1.10.21
— “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 & 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)

Essays in Anthologies:
— “God & Man at UVA,” in John Ragosta, Peter Onuf, and Andrew O’Shaughnessy, eds., The Founding of Thomas Jefferson’s University (UVA Press, 2019)
— “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: Thomas Jefferson & the Power of Knowledge (University of Virginia Press, 2012)

Book Reviews:
— 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)
— Jennings Wagoner, Jefferson & Education, in Journal of Southern History (Fall, 2005)
— Sam Kean, The Violinist’s Thumb, Webber Family Bookshelf (2015)

Residency Fellowship, International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation/University of Virginia, 1997-98 & 2019.

Proxy Researcher
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, 1994

Encyclopedia Entries:
Whitman Massacre — Encyclopedia of U.S. Indian Policy & Law (C.Q. Press, 2009)
Whitman Massacre – Oregon Encyclopedia (Online)
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)
Fall of Constantinople — Colonial America: An Encyclopedia (M.E. Sharpe, 2005)

Service, Memberships, Consulting:

Organization of American Historians (OAH) Committee On Community Colleges, 2018-19
Committee Member, 2016-2019

ACC’s Annual History Symposium, 2015-  (Assistant, 2009-2014)
ACC’s Screening of John Valadez’ The Head of Joaquin Murrieta, 2016
ACC’s 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 & 2017

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

Independent Contracting: STAAR 8th Grade & H.S. History Exam
TEKS Content Validation: ETS (San Antonio) w. Danielle Reynolds-Miller, 2019
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


Academic Presentations
— “God & Man at UVA,” UVa Bicentennial Conference / Education in the Early Republic,
Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies & American Philosophical Society, Montalto/Monticello, VA 2018
— Chair, Workshop on “Teaching in an Era of Hyperpartisanship” (David Shi Keynote Speaker),
OAH Conference, Sacramento, CA 2018
— “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

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

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