Department of History

Patricia Ellen Gower

pat gower

Associate Professor, University of the Incarnate Word

gower@uiwtx.edu

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. History, Texas A&M University, 1996
  • M.A.: History, Angelo State University, 1990
  • B.A.: History, University of Texas at El Paso, 1972

Post Doctoral Studies:

  • The Civil Rights Movement in the United States, 1950-1965, University of Cambridge, Cambridge England, June-July 1999.
  • Religious Persecution and the Rise of Tolerance in Europe and the United States, 1500-1800 University of Cambridge, Cambridge England, June-July 1999

Areas of Specialization:

  • Early 20th Century Urban History
  • Southern and Texas History
  • Latin America

Publications:

  • Articles
    • “Seeking Consensus: Experiments in Dallas Municipal Policy.” Legacies: Journal  of the Dallas Historical Society. Scheduled for publication, Fall, 2000.
    • “The Price of Exclusion: Dallas Municipal Policy and Its Impact on African Americans.” East Texas Historical Association Journal.  Accepted for Publication, October 1998.
    • "The Black Troops of Fort Concho."  El Campanario, Vol.  21, March 1990; 1-16.
    • "Blacks in San Angelo: Relations Between Fort Concho and The City, 1875-1889."  West Texas Historical Association Year Book, vol. LXVI, 1990, 25-37.
    • "Fort Concho: The Lost Years, 1889-1939."  Fort Concho Report, Vol. 20, Winter 1988-Spring 1989; 22-35.
  • Book Review:
    • Jacquelyn Masur McElhaney, Pauline Periwinkle and Progressive Reform  in Dallas, College Station Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1998. Published on H-Urban, March 1, 1999.
  • Papers Presented:
    • “The Power of Rhetoric and Women in Colonial America.” Colonial Dames of America, March 2000.
    • “Creating Consensus, Fostering Neglect: Dallas Municipal Policy in the Progressive Era.”  Texas State Historical Association Conference, Austin, Texas,  March 2000.
    • "Blacks in San Angelo: Relations Between Fort Concho and the City, 1875-1889."  West Texas Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Angelo, Texas, April 1990.

Teaching Experience:

  • University of the Incarnate Word, 1995-present
  • Texas A&M University, 1993-1995

Fellowships and Honor Societies:

  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2000
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1998
  • Outstanding Advisor, History Club, 1999
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1993
  • Regents Fellowship, Texas A&M University, 1990-1991
  • Carr Academic Scholarship, Angelo State University, 1988-1990
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, 1971

Awards Received:

  • Faculty Development Grant to study at Cambridge University, England,
  • University of the Incarnate Word, Summer 1999.
  • Outstanding Advisor for a student organization, University of the Incarnate Word, 1999.
  •  MacDonald’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants, Texas A&M University, 1995.

Title of Dissertation:

"Dallas in the Progressive Era, 1898-1920."


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