Detailed Information for Whitney Snow

Dr. Whitney Snow 
History
 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
O'Donohoe Hall OD223
Office Hours

Monday: 11:00-4:00

Wednesday: 10:00-1:00

Friday: 10:00-12:00

 
Voice: (940) 397-8917
 
 

Contact Information

whitney.snow@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

 

Twentieth-Century U.S., Southern, Rural, Agricultural, Labor, Science, Environmental, Oral


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2015 HIST 6003    Seminar in Rural American History    O'Donohoe Hall 231

M 5:30-8:20

Details Spring 2015 HIST 1133  201  Survey American History to 1865    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF 8:00-8:50

Details Spring 2015 HIST 1133  202  Survey American History to 1865    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF 9:00-9:50

Details Fall 2014 HIST 5383  101  Popular Culture    Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

MWF: 11:00-11:50

Details Fall 2014 HIST 3383  101  Popular Culture    Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

MWF: 11:00-11:50

Details Fall 2014 HIST 1133  103  Survey American History to 1865    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

TR: 9:30-10:50

Details Fall 2014 HIST 1133  104  Survey American History to 1865    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

TR: 11:00-12:20

Details Fall 2014 HIST 1133  105  Survey American History to 1865    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

TR: 12:30-1:50

Details Spring 2014 HIST 5143  201  New South    Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

MWF: 11:00-11:50

Details Spring 2014 HIST 4143  201  New South    Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

MWF: 11:00-11:50

Details Spring 2014 HIST 1233  207  Survey American History since 1865    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

TR: 12:30-1:50

Details Spring 2014 HIST 1233  206  Survey American History Since 1865    Bolin Hall 127

TR: 11:00-12:20

Details Spring 2014 HIST 1233  205  Survey American History Since 1865    D.L. Ligon Coliseum 223

TR: 9:30-10:50

Details Fall 2013 HIST 1233  101  Survey American History Since 1865    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 9-9:50

Details Fall 2013 HIST 1133  101  Survey American History to 1865    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 8-8:30

Details Fall 2013 HIST 1133  105  Survey American History to 1865    Martin Hall 108

TR: 11:00-12:20

Details Fall 2013 HIST 1133  106  Survey American History to 1865    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

TR: 12:30-1:50




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
The University of Alabama in Huntsville B.A. 2006-12-10 0:0:0 
The University of Alabama in Huntsville M.A. 2008-8-1 0:0:0 
Mississippi State University Ph.D. 2013-5-11 0:0:0 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Mississippi State University  Graduate Teaching Assistant  2008-Aug  2013-May
 Midwestern State University  Assistant Professor  2013-Aug  Present



Research and Publications

Journal and Magazine Publications:

"A Great Dream for this Valley: Louis Bromfield and Wichita Falls Malabar Farm, 1949-1954."  Submitted to the Southwestern Historical Quarterly (accepted/forthcoming April 2016).

"Bound by Blood and Feud: The Murders of John, Arnold, and General William Brantley."  Submitted to the Journal of East Texas History (accepted/forthcoming).

“Pink Clouds in Dixie: The Southern Tung Oil Industry.”  Submitted to The Journal of Mississippi History (accepted/forthcoming).  

“Arab’s Poke Salat Festival.”  Alabama Living 68, no. 5 (May 2015): 16.

“L-Rancho still going, so guess what else, too.”  Good Life Magazine: Marshall County (Summer 2015): 10.

“Cornel Wilde and Cathedral Caverns.”  Alabama Heritage no. 116 (Spring 2015): 58-59.

"Tung Oil."  KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana.  Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.  Article published October 17, 2014.  http://www.knowla.org/entry/1462/&view=summary

 “Industry Rising: Madison County Cotton Mills, 1809-1885.”  Huntsville Historical Review 39, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 23-37.

"Ornamental, crop or invasive: The history of the Empress (Paulownia) in the USA."  Forests, Trees and Livelihoods (Sep 2014): 1-12.  http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/IGBBFuZ6xi2d8JNgxFbu/full

"Cherishing Wilderness?  The Toll of Tourism on The Great Smoky Mountains National Park" (1,000 word essay).  In Earth's Landscape: An Encylopedia of the World's Geographic Features edited by Joyce Quinn.  ABC-CLIO, 2015.

"Tung Trees in Alabama."  Alabama Heritage no. 112 (Spring 2014): 58-59.

"Mississippi" (2,500 word essay).  In America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States edited by Kim Kennedy White.  ABC-CLIO, 2012.

"Teaching Young Dogs New Tricks: Early Boys' and Girls' Clubs in Central Mississippi."  The Journal of Mississippi History 73, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 1-22.

"A Great Step Foward? Senator John C. Stennis and the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act of 1960."  Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture 9, no. 2 (July 2011): 134-157.

"Cotton Mill City: The Huntsville Textile Industry, 1880-1989."  The Alabama Review 63, no. 4 (Oct 2010): 243-281.

"Slave Owner, Slave Trader, Gentleman: Slavery and the Rise of Andrew Jackson."  The Journal of East Tennessee History 80 (2008): 46-60.

"The Quest for the Tomb of Tutankhamun."  The University of Alabama in Huntsville, The Journal of Graduate and Undergraduate Research in History x (2006): 221-238.

Newspapers:

  • "Possum Stomp their signature move."  Advertiser-Gleam, May 9, 2015.
  • "Made rock headlines with record in 1961."  Advertiser-Gleam, April 29, 2015.
  • "Tarzan's chimp visited the county."  Advertiser-Gleam, April 22, 2015.
  • "B'ball's 'clown prince' made stop in county."  Advertiser-Gleam, April 1, 2015.
  • "Country music king visited county in '38."  Advertiser-Gleam, March 28, 2015.
  • "Gospel legend once played in G'ville."  Advertiser-Gleam, February 25, 2015.
  • "Fuzzy St. John once visited county."  Advertiser-Gleam, February 14, 2015.
  • "Jerry Lee Lewis once performed in Guntersville."  Advertiser-Gleam, February 4, 2015.
  • "Shoot 'em up in Arab in 1963 after burglarly."  Arab Tribune, January 21, 2015.
  • "Marshall County's P.A. Berry: Rolling Stone of Texas, 1849-1944."  Advertiser-Gleam, December 17, 2014.
  • "He looks just like Spencer Tracy."  Advertiser-Gleam, November 22, 2014.
  • "Assistant history professor runs across old Arab treasures."  Arab Tribune, November 8, 2014.
  • "Cowboy star's visit a big deal for G'ville."  Advertiser Gleam, November 5, 2014.
  • "Drought didn't deter Wichita Falls settler."  Wichita Falls Times Record News, October 20, 2014.
  • "Cornel Wilde, Caves of Night, and Cathedral Caverns."  Advertiser-Gleam, September 6, 2014.

Solicited Interviews:

Hodges, Dave.  "Reviving an Industry."  Tallahassee Democrat, September 4, 2013.

Aleman, Lazaro.  "Why the Tung Oil Industry Might be Making a Comeback."  850: The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida (Oct-Nov 2014).

Conferences, Forums, Colloquiums, and Workshops

"Attendee, Symposium for History Undergraduate Research, Starkville, MS, May 1-2, 2015.

"The Dream that Failed: Louis Bromfield and Wichita Falls Malabar Farm, 1949-1954," Celebration of Scholarship, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX, April 28, 2015.

Getting Started with Oral History On-Line Workshop, Baylor University, April 1, 8, 2015.

Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Digital Humanities Workshop, University of Mary Washington, Arlington, VA, March 6-7, 2015.

“Ambitious Youth: Andrew Jackson’s Quest for Honor in the Interstate Slave Trade,” Southern Historical Association 80th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 13-16, 2014.

“Pink Clouds in Dixie: Tung Tree Tourism in the Gulf South,” Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Galveston, TX, October 9-11, 2014.

“American Tung Oil: A Cultural Remaking,” Agricultural Historical Society Conference, Provo, UT, June 19-22, 2014.

 Attendee, Symposium for History Undergraduate Research, Starkville, MS, May 2-3, 2014.

 “‘No Wilderness Left to Cherish’: The Toll of Tourism on The Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” Midwestern State University’s 5th Annual Scholarship Colloquium, Wichita Falls, TX, April 24-25, 2014.

 Attendee, Southwest Social Sciences Association, San Antonio, TX, April 17-19, 2014.

 Chair (2 panels), Northeast Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Conference, Denton, TX, April 5, 2014.

 “The Empress Tree: Paulownia tomentosa and its Transition from Blessing to Bane over the Course of the Twentieth Century,” Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention, Albuquerque, NM, January 2-5, 2014.

 “Conservation and the American Tung Tree: The Remaking of Cut-over Pinelands along the Gulf Coast,” East Texas Historical Association Conference, Nacogdoches, TX, September 26-28, 2013.

 “What’s in a Name? The Gulf South Tung Oil Industry in Popular Culture,” Alabama Association of Historians Conference, Northwest-Shoals Community College, February 22-23, 2013.

 Attendee, Southern Historical Association 78th Annual Meeting, Mobile, AL, November 1-4, 2012.

 Attendee, Morrill Land-Grant Conference, Starkville, MS, October 3-6, 2012.

 “Toiling the Soil and Reaping Oil:  The Cultivation of a Tree Called Tung,” Agricultural Historical Society Conference, Manhattan, KS, June 6-9, 2012.

 “A Tough Nut to Crack: Tung Oil and Agricultural Policy, 1938-1976,” Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, April 13-14, 2012.

 “The Quest for a Domestic Tung Oil Industry, 1902-1945: Early Motivations, Obstacles, and the Impact of World War II,” The Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment in the South (CHASES): The Experiment Station Forum, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, February 3, 2012.

 “Tung Oil Turmoil: The Rise and Fall of a Gulf Coast Crop, 1930-1969,” Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, October 20-22, 2011.

 “Science and The Domestic Tung Oil Industry,” Ohio Valley Historical Conference, Murray State University, Murray, KY, October 6-8, 2011.

 “Tung Tide: Chemurgy and The Domestic Tung Oil Industry,” Agricultural History Society Conference, Springfield, IL, June 15-18, 2011.

 The Roots of the 1934 National Textile Strike: Huntsville, Alabama,” Southern Labor Studies Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, April 7-10, 2011.

 “Along The Flint River: The Early Mills of Madison County,” University of Alabama in Birmingham History Forum, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, March 5, 2011.

 “Strike Out: The 1934 National Textile Strike in Huntsville, Alabama,” Ohio Valley Historical Conference, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, October 14-16, 2010.

 “‘A Great Step Forward?’: Senator John C. Stennis and the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act of 1960,” Mid-America Conference on History, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AK, September 23-25, 2010.

 “Teaching Young Dogs New Tricks: Early Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs in Central Mississippi,” Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, April 10, 2010.

Supervised Thesis:

Zacharie Barber, "Crimson Magnolia: Violence, Bloodshed, and the Deterioration of Justice in Mississippi" (master's thesis, Midwestern State University, 2015).

Honors:

  • COPLAC Digital Humanities Workshop, University of Mary Washington, March 6-7, 2015
  • College Research and Development Committee Research Grant ($500), Midwestern State University, 2014
  • College Research and Development Committee Travel Grant ($1,275), Midwestern State University, 2013
  • Recognition for Economic Research, Football Program, Mississippi State University, 2012
  • Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award, 2012 ($500)
  • Agricultural History Society Travel Grant, 2012 ($250)
  • Phi Alpha Theta Gamma-Nu Travel Grant, 2012 ($150)
  • Agricultural History Society Travel Grant, 2011 ($250)
  • Mississippi State University Women's Club Scholarship, 2011 ($500)
  • Phi Alpha Theta Gamma-Nu Travel Grant, 2010 ($75)
  • James W. Garner Scholarship, Mississippi State University, 2008-2013
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 2008
  • Sigma Tau Delta, 2007-
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 2006 (Life Member)
  • Phi Alpha Theta, 2006-
  • Frances Cabaniss Roberts History Scholarship, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2005-2007

Academic Servivice:

  • Perkins Prothro Scholarship Committee, Midwestern State University, 2015-
  • NEH Grant Committee, Midwestern State University, 2014-
  • Speaker on Native-American artifacts, Living History Day, Region 9 ESC, Wichita Falls, TX, May 7, 2015
  • Judge, History Fair, Burkburnett Middle School, January 21, 2015
  • Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Forum Committee, Midwestern State University, 2014-
  • EURECA Advisory Committee, Midwestern State University, 2014-
  • Speakers and Issues Series Committee, 2014-
  • Judge, 1st Moffett Library Research Award, 2014
  • Judge (Posters and Oral Presentations), Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Forum, Midwestern State University, April 25, 2014
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Midwestern State University, 2014-
  • Faculty Editorial Board, Ibid: A Student History Journal (Texas Woman’s University), 2014-
  • Judge (Posters and Oral Presentations), Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Forum, Midwestern State University, November 22, 2013.
  • Faculty Sponsor, History Club, Midwestern State University, 2014-
  • Faculty Co-Sponsor, Tau-Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, Midwestern State University, 2013-