Faculty Profile for Dr. Jason Dean Mellard

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Dr. Jason Dean Mellard
Asst Professor of Practice — History
TMH 202
phone: (512) 245-1101

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Mellard, J. D. (n.d.). “Roots of the Ballad Tree: The Kerrville Folk Festival in Historical Context.” In It Can Be This Way Always: Documenting the Kerrville Folk Festival. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press.
  • Mellard, J. D. (2020). P. T. Barnum Meets Robert Smithson, Or, When Claes Oldenburg Speaks with Mark Twain’s Accent. In Daddy’Os Book of Big Ass Art. College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press.
  • Mellard, J. D. (2020, October). Searching for Woody Guthrie: A Personal Exploration of the Folk Singer, His Music, and His Politics. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Mellard, J. D. (2019, February). Anthony Carrozza’s The Dukes of Duval County: The Parr Family and Texas Politics. Journal of Southern History.
  • Mellard, J. D. (2018, December 12). “Country Rock: McGuinn and Hillman Celebrate Sweetheart,” pp. 16–17. Retrieved from http://folioweekly.com/stories/country-rock,20894

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Award for Best Book in Texas History, Texas State Historical Association. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Summerlee Foundation Fellowship at the Clements Center for Southwest Studies. 2010 - 2011
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Nominated for Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize of the American Studies Association. 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Paper Award for “‘Loyd Is an Anachronism, 50th Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association of Texas. November 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Passed Qualifying Exams with Distinction. February 2005

Selected Service Activities

Board Member
Texas Dance Hall Preservation
January 1, 2019-Present
ALL ATX Leadership
October 5, 2018-Present
Center for Texas Music History
August 30, 2018-Present
Board Member
Texas Music Museum
February 2016-Present
Journal of Texas Music History
January 1, 2012-Present