Faculty Profile for Dr. Ronald C Brown

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Dr. Ronald C Brown
Professor — History
TMH 202
phone: (512) 245-2142

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ron Brown came to Texas State in 1975 and teaches courses in United States history, with specializations in the Trans-Mississippi West, oral history, and intellectual and political developments in the 20th century. He was educated in Indiana and Illinois, and has spent much of his career in part-time or full-time administration: program director, dean, asst. vp.

Teaching Interests

United States survey courses, the Trans-Mississippi West, oral history, 19th and 20th century intellectual developments in the USA, the 1960s in the USA

Research Interests

19th & 20th century developments in American mining, biographies of mining engineers and entrepreneurs, labor movements in mining industries, Civilian Conservation Corps, history of Texas State University

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Brown, R. C. (2015). [Review of Seeing Underground: Maps, Models and Mining Engineering in America, by E. C. Nostrum]. Montana: The Magazine of Western History.
  • Brown, R. C. (2014, January). [Review of Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps, by C. Brandimarte & A. Reed]. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Brown, R. C. (2013, January). [Review of Rice University: One Hundred Years in Pictures, by K. Hess Rogers, L. Hecht, & A. H. Bathy]. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Brown, R. C. (2012). Mesa Verde and the CCC. Alpha Chi Recorder: Alumni Issue in Academic Pilgrimages Section, 55(2), 38.
  • Brown, R. C. (2011). The Rising Star of Texas. In F. C. Gomez (Ed.), A Texas State of Mind: The Texas State University System Story Still Going Strong after 100 Years. Austin: Texas Review Press.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: President, Region I, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. 2014 - 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State Quality Team Awards. 2013 - 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Vice President, Region I, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. 2012 - 2014
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Nominee for National Council, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. 2012 - 2013

Selected Grants

  • Brown, Ronald C. Merrick Endowment Grants for Astronomy in Art, History & Literature. (Funded: 1995). Grant.
  • Brown, Ronald C. Merrick Endowment Grant for Honors Cohort Experience. (Funded: 1994). Grant.
  • Brown, Ronald C. Merrick Endowment Grants for Astronomy in Art, History & Literature. (Funded: 1993). Grant.
  • Brown, Ronald C. Research In-kind Housing, Mesa Verde National Park. (Funded: 1992). Grant.
  • Brown, Ronald C. Research In-kind Housing, Mesa Verde National Park. (Funded: 1991). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
MHA's Clark C. Spence Book Award Selection Committee
June 9, 2018-Present
Co-Sponsor, Eta Chapter
Alpha Chi National Collegiate Honor Society
March 2012-Present
Other
Editorial Board & Townsend Award Committee, MHA
2004-Present
Other
Unofficial University Historian
1978-Present
Co-President
Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos
July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019