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UT Tyler Department of History

Matthew Stith

Matthew Stith

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of History
Building: BUS 238
Phone: 903.566.7430


B.A., Missouri Southern State University

M.A., University of Arkansas

Ph.D., University of Arkansas


Professor Stith's teaching and research interests focus on the intersection between cultural, military, and environmental history in nineteenth-century America. To this end, his current book manuscript titled War in the Margins: Environment, Race, and Guerrilla Warfare on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier During the Civil War (under contract with LSU Press) explores how nature, race, and irregular warfare shaped the western edge of the Trans-Mississippi Theater during the Civil War. He has articles in ­Civil War History, Military History of the West, and the Arkansas Historical Quarterly.

Professor Stith grew up in the country near Bartlesville in beautiful northeastern Oklahoma. After attending Missouri Southern State University for his B.A., he received his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas. He moved to East Texas in the fall of 2011 after having taught at the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

When not hanging out with his wonderful wife and children or watching Sooner football, Professor Stith enjoys fly fishing and otherwise wandering around outdoors.


Classes Taught:

HIST 1301 U.S. History I

HIST 1302 U.S. History II

HIST 3300 Historical Methods and Research

HIST 4322 The American South

HIST 4333 American Military History

HIST 4377 American Borderlands

HIST 4379 The Age of Jackson

HIST 4386 Civil War and Reconstruction

HIST 5340 Seminar in American History

HIST 5379 The Age of Jackson

HIST 5386 The Civil War and Reconstruction

HIST 5394 Historiography

Curriculum Vitae