College:College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise:History of South 1865 to the present. Southern women's history 1865 to the present. Galveston and the 1900 Storm.
Education:BA, History, University of Redlands; MA, European History, East Texas State University; Ph.D, History, Rice University
Activities:Research and publication of southern women's history, history of the New South. Member of Texas Council of the Humanities Speakers' Bureau. 1997-98, Visiting Managing Editor, "Journal of Southern History," Rice University. Board of Editors, "Journal of Southern History," 2000-2004. Fulbright Scholar Award in southern history to the University of Genoa, Italy (Spring 2003). Author of "Galveston and the 1900 Storm" (2000); "Women, Culture and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920" (1997). Winner of the Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for best book on Texas in 1997 awarded by the Texas State Historical Association.