Detailed Information for Michael Collins

Dr. Michael L. Collins 
History
 » Professor Emeritus
Office Location
Moffett Library 302
Office Hours

 
Voice: (940) 397-4258
 
 

Contact Information

michael.collins@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

United States History—American West, Texas and the Southwest, Native American Studies, Twentieth Century United States, U. S. Diplomatic, American Intellectual, Public History.


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2011 HIST 5613  101  The American West 1803-1890    Martin Hall 108 TR 9:30-10:50 am
Details Fall 2011 HIST 4163  101  The American West 1803-1890    Martin Hall 108 TR 9:30-10:50 am
Details Fall 2011 HIST 1233  102  United States History since 1865    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103 MWF 11:00-11:50 am
Details Fall 2010 HIST 6003  180  The Great Plains    O'Donohoe Hall 231

T, 5:30-8:20 pm

Details Fall 2010 HIST 5163  101  Contemporary America: End WWII-present    Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

TR   11:00am-12:20pm

Details Fall 2010 HIST 4163  101  Contemporary America: End WWII-present    Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

TR  11:00am-12:20pm




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Texas Christian University B. A. 1973 
Texas Christian University M. A. 1975 
Texas Christian University Ph. D. 1984 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Texas Christian University  Instructor - part time  1975  1979
 Tarranty County Junior College, Northeast Campus  Instructor - part time  1975  1979
 Brookhaven Community College  Instructor - part time  1978  1979
 Unitersity of Texas at Dallas  Instructor - part time  1979 Summer  1979 Summer
 Texas Woman's University  Assistant Professor  1980  1985
 Midwestern State University  Professor  1985-Fall  2010 Summer
 Midwestern State University  Professor Emeritus  2010-Fall  present



Research and Publications

Books:

 Texas Devils:  Rangers and Regulars on the Lower Rio Grande, 1846-1861.   Norman:  University of Oklahoma Press, 2008.   

 Tales of Texoma:  Episodes in the History of the Red River Bordered.  Wichita Falls, TX:  Midwestern State University Press, 2005.

 Profiles in Power:  Twentieth Century Texans in Washington,  New Edition, ed. With Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr. and Patrick Cox.                           Austin:  University of Texas Press, 2004.

Profiles in Power:  Twentieth Century Texans in WashingtonEd. by Michael Collins and Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr.  Arlington                                 Heights, Ill.:  Harlan Davidson, Inc., 1993.

 That Damned Cowboy:  Theodore Roosevelt and the American West, 1883-1898.  New York:  Peter Lang Publishing, 1989.

 Cooke County, Texas:  Where the South and the West Meet. Gainesville, TX:  Texas Committee for the Humanities and the                                        Cooke County Heritage Society, 1981.

 

Articles and Essays:

 “The Education of Theodore Roosevelt,” in A Theodore Roosevelt Companion, ed. by Serge Ricard. Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2010.

 “Walter Prescott Webb,” in Remembering Texas, ed. by Patrick Cox and Kenneth Hendrickson, Jr. University of Texas Press, forthcoming 2011.

 “The Execution of Private Garcia,” in Wichita Falls Literature and Art Review, Wichita Falls:  Spring, 2009.

 “Theodore Roosevelt’s The Strenuous Life,” in American History Through Literature, 1870-1920, ed. by Tom Quick and Gary Scharnhorst.  New York:  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005.

 “Introduction,” in Tales of Texoma, Midwestern State University Press, 2005.

 A Place of Smoke and Burning Brimstone:  The Battle of the Little Wichita,”  in Tales of Texoma, MidwesternStateUniversityPress, 2005.

 “Toward the North Star:  the Chisholm and Western Trails,” in Tales of Texoma, Midwestern State University Press, 2005.

 “The Hanging Tree:  Violence, Vigilantism, and Vengeance in Confederate North Texas,” in Tales of Texoma, MidwesternStateUniversityPress, 2005.

 “The Last Surrender:  A Story of Geronimo,”  in Tales of Texoma, Midwestern State University Press, 2005.

 “Introduction,” in Profiles in Power:  Twentieth Century Texans in Washington, New edition, ed. With Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr. and Patrick Cox.  Austin:  University of Texas Press, 2004.

 “For Gallantry in Action:  James B. Dosher and the Battle of the Little Wichita,”  West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, LXVIII, 2002.

“The Texas Devils:  McNelly’s Rangers and the Palo Alto Fight of 1875,” in Proceedings of the Second Annual Palo Alto Conference, Washington, D.C.:  The National Park Service, Department of the Interior, 1997.

 “Foreword,” in Chief Executives of Texas, by Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr.  College Station:  Texas A&M Press, 1995.

 “Jedediah Strong Smith:  Mountain Man, Explorer, Wandering Spirit,” in Midwestern State University Faculty Papers, Series 3, Vol. XII, 1995.

“Woodlake,” in The New Handbook of TexasAustin:  Texas State Historical Association, 1994.

 “Lloyd Bentsen,” in Profiles in Power:  Twentieth Century Texans in Washington, ed. by Michael Collins and Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr.  Arlington Heights, Ill.:  Harland Davidson, Inc., 1993.

 “Ralph Yarborough,” in Profiles in Power:  Twentieth Century Texans in Washington, ed. by Michael Collins and Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr.  Arlington Heights, Ill.:  Harland Davidson, Inc., 1993.

 “Statehood, 1845-1860,” in The Texas Heritage, ed. by Ben Procter and Archie McDonald.  Second edition.  Arlington Heights, Ill.:  Harlan Davidson, Inc., 1991 (also reprinted in third and fourth editions, 1998, 2003).

 “A Few Scattered Disciples,” in A Centennial History of the First Christian Church of Wichita Falls, TexasWichita Falls:  First Christian Church, 1990.

 “The Church that Faith Built,” in A Centennial History of the First Christian Church of Wichita Falls, TexasWichita Falls:  First Christian Church, 1990.

 “Theodore Roosevelt,”  in Historians of the American Frontier, ed. by John R. Wunder.  Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 1988.

 “Big Tree and the Kiowa Red River Raid of 1868,” West Texas  Historical Association Yearbook, LXIV, 1988.

 Those Daring Young Men:  A History of the Automobile Pioneers of Fort Worth, 1902-1939Fort Worth:  Frank Kent, 1985.

 A Paradise Lost:  The Story of Woodlake.  Sherman, Texas:  Southwestern Library Association, 1981.

 “An Infidel in Zion, H. L. Mencken and the Great Monkey Trial,”  North Texas Historian, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1977.