Texas Tech University

Current Graduate Students

Ph.D. Students

Alfredo Aguilar

  • Dissertation: "African Americans in Mexico: International Race Relations"
    • Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

Willie Armstrong

  • Research: U.S. History
    • Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

John Aylesworth

  • Research: Vietnamese Nationalism
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

James Barber

  • Research: U.S. History
    • Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hahn

 Brooke Bartosh

  • Dissertation: "Anointed Monarch, Warrior King: Chivalry, Sacrality, and Political Performance in Medieval English Kingship"
    • Advisor: Dr. John Howe

Amber Batura

  • Research: The Influence of Playboy Magazine in the Vietnam War
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Joe Beard

  • Dissertation: "Trade, Adventure, Tension, and Triumph: British, American, and Chinese Relations in Canton, 1784-1844"
    • Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Frank Bellizzi

  • Research: The Stone Campbell Movement and Women in American Religious History
    • Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Dennis Berger

  • Dissertation: "Gaining a Measure of Respect: U.S. Army and Air Force Enlisted Members and Their Search for Agency, 1945-1990"
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Renee Celeste

  • Research: U.S. History
    • Advisor: Dr. Emily Skidmore

Vicki DeLeon

  • Research: Early American West, Southwest/New Mexico in relation to New Spain, Territorial Mexico, and Territorial U.S. emphasizing memory and cultural relations
    • Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Adams

Aritra De

    • Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Chad Demars

  • Research: U.S. History
    • Advisor: Dr. Randy McBee

David Dixon

  • Research: U.S. History
    • Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hahn

Katelin Dixon

  • Research: U.S. History
    • Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Adams

Jenna Domeischel

  • Research: U.S. West
    • Advisor: Dr. Catherine Franklin

Steve Eldridge

  • Dissertation: "Polemical Appeals to Primitive Christianity and Biblicism among Orthodox and Heterodox New Englanders: A Transatlantic Analysis, 1636-1716"
    • Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Devin Fields

  • Dissertation: "Gunpowder and State Formation in England, 1453-1547"
    • Advisor: Dr. John Howe

Joel Frary

  • Dissertation: "The Cult of the American Soldier"
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Cesar Garcia

  • Dissertation: "A Matter of Tradition and Survival: The Recoursecentric Economy of the U.S.-Mexican Border Region, 1895-1935"
    • Advisors: Drs. Jorge Iber and Randy McBee

Frank Garro

  • Research: U.S. History
    • Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

John Gendron

  • Research: European History
    • Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

 Jonathan Headford

  • Research: Sports history, sports fans, fandom.
    • Advisor: Dr. Jorge Iber

Dave Johnson

  • Dissertation: "Northern Vietnamese in the Southern Republic: Political, Economic, and Social Development in Ngo Diem, 1954-1963"
    • Advisor: Dr. Patricia Pelley

Carly Kahl

  • Research: U.S. History
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Bennett Kimbell

  • Dissertation: "The Enemy is Within Sight of Us: War, Empire, and Reform in Bourbon Texas, 1763-1783"
    • Advisor: Dr. Allan Keuthe

Clayton Kozan

  • Research: Mass communications and U.S. Foreign Relations
    • Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Samantha Lack

  • Dissertation: "Innocent Deviants: Childhood Crime and Criminality in Early Modern England"
    • Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

Melissa Lambert

  • Research: European History
    • Advisor: Dr. Aliza Wong

Cody Lass

  • Dissertation: "Being British in America: the Seven Years War and Colonial Identity"
    • Advisors: Drs. Gretchen Adams and Abigail Swingen

Geoffrey Lewis

  • Research: US Foreign Relations
    • Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Adams

David McDaniel

  • Dissertation: "The Grand Strategy of Castile-Leon from Alfonso VI to Alfonxo X"
    • Advisor: Dr. John Howe

Ian McDowell

  • Dissertation: "Desegregation and Resegregation in the Dallas Independent School District: The Importance of Sam Tasby and an Examination of Regression post-Tasby and Federal Oversight"
    • Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

Karen Milmine

  • Research: Deviant Confraternities in Early Modern Milan
    • Advisor: Dr. Stefano D'Amico

Majumder Nabanipa

    • Advisor: Dr. Patricia Pelley

Uyen 'Carie' Nguyen

  • Research: Understanding the Vietnam War from the GI Perspective: American Soldiers' Attitudes Toward the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN)
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Hai Nguyen

  • Dissertation: "Hidden Memory during the Vietnam Conflict: Revealing the Actual Motivations of Soldiers on the Battlefield"
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Kimberlee Ortiz

  • Research: The Effect of Korean Nationalism on Diplomacy
    • Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Olga Posazhemikova

  • Research: World History
    • Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

 Reda Rafei

  • Research: Women in the Ottoman Empire
    • Advisor: Dr. Patrick Scharfe

Justin Simundson

  • Dissertation: "The Power of Arrogance: Manufacturing Consent in Vietnam"
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Lane Sobrehad

  • Dissertation: "Medieval English History Prologues: Their History, Form, and Function"
    • Advisor: Dr. John Howe

Tracy Stewart

  • Dissertation: "1980 Farm Labor Strike in the Texas Panhandle"
    • Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

Giang Trinh

  • Research: U.S. Policy toward the Ngo Dinh Diem government with a focus on the Buddhist Crisis
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

James Vice

  • Research: U.S. Environmental History.
    • Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Courtney Vojtko

  • Research: 19th and 20th Century U.S. military history, specifically military theories and strategies surrounding WWII.
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Sean Webb

  • Dissertation: "Christianity and Community Identity: Anglophones in Yokohama, 1859-1873"
    • Advisor: Dr. Patricia Pelley

Austin Wheeler

  • Dissertation: "Isabeline Caciqusimo, 1833-1868: Sex, Decadence, and the People"
    • Advisor: Dr. Aliza Wong

Gretchen Williams

  • Research: Spanish Calé presence in Latin America.
    • Advisors: Drs. Aliza Wong and Stefano D'Amico

 

MA Students


Emily Acosta

    • Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

Olivia Anderson

  • Research: Cuban Revolution and the role of Communism.
    • Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Jeremy Brown 

    • Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Rebekah Brown

    • Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

Kim Calvert

    • Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

Naomi Chapman

  • Research: U.S. cultural diplomacy in India.
    • Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Darian Condarco

  • Thesis: "Refashioning Revolutionary Masculinity: Manhood, Fashion, and Ephemera"
    • Advisor: Dr. Erin-Marie Legacey

Dean Conrad

    • Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

William Fey

  • Research: Southern History
    • Advisor: Dr. Sean Cunningham

Jeramey Gillilan

  • Research: 1789 French Revolution.
    • Advisor: Dr. Erin-Marie Legacey

Kayla Gray

    • Advisor: Dr. Jacob Baum

Russell Hambright

    • Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Katy Holt

    • Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Hany Kalash

  • Thesis: "History of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Evolving Perception of Democracy since its Establishment up till the Arab Spring"
    • Advisor: Dr. Patrick Scharfe

Duncan Knox

  • Research: Politics in the American Revolution Era.
    • Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Adams

Josh Logsdon

  • Thesis: "Virtues Sanctorum Familiarum: Discerning Lay Piety through Descriptions of familial Virtues in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century English Saints' Lives"
    • Advisor: Dr. John Howe

John McCullough

  • Research: U.S. Pilot Training in WWII
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Janice O'Connor

    • Advisor: Dr. Erin-Marie Legacey 

Chris San-Miguel

    • Advisor: Dr. Gary Forsythe

Casey Scarpati

  • Thesis: "Projecting America Abroad: the American Friends of Vietnam and Cultural Diplomacy in the 1950s"
    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

David Scherer

    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Courtney Slavin

    • Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

Heather Turbeville

  • Thesis: "The British-East Indian Spice Trade"
    • Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

Juan Vela

  • Research: Greek and Roman History
    • Advisor: Dr. Gary Forsythe 

Justin Walker

  • Research: The effect of the Reagan Doctrine on the Cold War using Soviet-Afghan conflict as a case study
    • Advisor: Drs. Catharine Franklin and Ron Milam

 Philip Webster

    • Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam