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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 social, military, and environmental history in nineteenth-century America. His first book is titled Extreme Civil War: Guerrilla Warfare, Environment, and Race on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016), and he has seven published or forthcoming essays. He also currently serves as editor for the Chronicles of Smith County, Texas.

Professor Stith teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses that include Civil War and Reconstruction, American Environmental History, American Borderlands, the Age of Jackson, and Historical Methods and Research. He also advises MA thesis students interested in researching and writing on topics regarding nineteenth-century American history. 


Courses 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