529 Pierre Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
Department of History
American History, Environmental History,
Grasslands of the
A Sense of the American West: An Anthology of Environmental History (Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, 1998).
Watering the Valley: Development along
the High Plains
Allen White and ‘What’s the Matter with
"Wes Jackson, Kansas Ecostar,"
in John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas History, edited
by Virgil Dean (
"Water," in the Encyclopedia
of the Great Plains, edited by David J. Wishart (
"'The Fellow Who Can Talk the Loudest
and Has the Best Shotgun Gets the Water': Water Regulation and the
"The Art of Water and the
Art of Living: Review Essay,"
“The Decline of Agriculture in the Arkansas River Valley Was Predictable Due to the Limitations of Irrigation,” in Water and Environment since 1945: Global Perspectives, Char Miller, editor. Vol. 7, History in Dispute (Manly Inc., 2001), 11-13.
"Water, Sun, and Cattle: The
"Greens and Farmers: Environmentalism and Agriculture in the American West, 1945-1990," in The Rural West Since World War II. R. Douglas Hurt, editor (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998).
Coauthor with William S.
Reeder, Jr., "A Richly Textured Community:
"On the Rim of the
Coauthor with Homer Socolofsky,
"Book Review Essay" Forest & Conservation History 38 (October 1994): 193-5.
Reform: T.C. Henry and the Irrigation Crusade in
"The Latent Influence of
"Workings of the
Geodialectic: High Plains Indians and Their Horses in the Region of the
"The Contest for the 'Nile
"The Chimerical Vision:
Michael Creed Hinderlider and Progressive Engineering in
"Utopia, Reality, and
Irrigation: The Plight of the Fort Lyon Canal Company in the
"Watering the Plains: An
Early History of
"Rural Town Origins in
Their Days Were As Grass: An Ecostory of the Central Grasslands, 1780-1870. An advance contract in hand with the University Press of Kansas.
Awards and Honors:
Recipient of the Phillip A. Danielson Award for the Best Paper, Westerners International, 1994. Awarded October, 1995.
Recipient of the William L. Stamey Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Kansas State University, May 1995.
the Bradley Fellowship, the
Recipient of a Newberry Library Fellowship in the Indians Voice in the Academy Program, Summer 1994.
Non-resident Fellow of the
Presidential Seminar Award
received in recognition of scholarly and creative achievement at
The First Annual Phi Alpha Theta/Westerners International Award for the Best Dissertation in Western History, announced and awarded at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Western History Association, October 1987.
Professional and Service Related Activities:
Active in four departmental committees; have assisted in programs sponsored by the Kansas Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Have written over forty book reviews; have participated in over twenty conferences and symposiums; and have given numerous public talks and presentations.
Have worked as a consulting historian and in various aspects of public history.
Have grant proposals funded by the Department of Defense ($76,000), the National Endowment for the Humanities (the first $223,000, and the second $228,000), Kansas State University (two of $1,200 and another for $1,750), and by Southwest Texas State\par University ($4,500).
Work in Progress:
Researching an environmental history of state engineers in the Rocky Mountain West.
an environmental history of