Detailed Information for Whitney Snow

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

Monday: 9:00-11:00; and 12:00-2:00

Wednesday: 9:00-11:00; and 12:00-2:00

Friday: 9:00-11:00

 
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 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  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

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

MWF: 8-8:30




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

Publications

  • “Arab’s 30th Poke Salat Festival.”  Submitted to Alabama Heritage (awaiting word).
  • “Albertville’s Roy Thomas Doubled for Spencer Tracy.”  Submitted to Alabama Heritage (awaiting word).
  • “Pink Clouds in Dixie: The Southern Tung Oil Industry.”  Submitted to The Journal of Mississippi History (awaiting word).
  • “Ornamental, crop or invasive: The history of the Empress (Paulownia) in the USA.” Submitted to Forests, Trees and Livelihoods (accepted/forthcoming Sep).
  • “Cherishing Wilderness? The Toll of Tourism on The Great Smoky Mountains National Park” (1,000 word essay). In Earth’s Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World’s Geographic Features edited by Joyce Quinn.  ABC-CLIO, 2014(accepted/forthcoming Dec). 
  • “The Tung Oil Industry.”  Submitted to KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana (accepted/forthcoming).
  • “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 Forward?’: 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.

Conference Presentations

“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.

Grants

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

Academic Service

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-