Curriculum Vitae

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

Austin Community College
Highland Mall 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, 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)


OER Textbook for American Surveys: History Hub (Creative Commons, 2012- )

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

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