UT Tyler Department of History
Department: Department of History
Building: BUS 238
B.A., Missouri Southern State University
M.A., University of Arkansas
Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Professor Stith's teaching interests include antebellum America, the Civil War, American environmental history, American borderlands, and the American South. His research focuses on the intersection of social, military, and environmental history in nineteenth-century America. To that end, his current book-length manuscript explores the relationship between white, Native-American, and African-American civilians and soldiers at war on the western border of the Trans-Mississippi Theater during the Civil War . He is also in the preliminary stages of a book-length study of how nature shaped the course of 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 taught at the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith before moving to east Texas—where he joined the Department of History at UT-Tyler in the fall of 2011.
When not hanging out with his wonderful wife and children or watching Sooner football, Professor Stith loves to fly-fish and otherwise wander about outdoors.
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