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Cameron Addis has been a history professor at Austin Community College since 2004 and won numerous teaching awards there and at Texas A&M in College Station, where he was a visiting professor from 2001-2004.  He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin in 2000.  He is the author of Jefferson’s Vision for Education (Peter Lang, 2003, listed on the Library of Congress Select Jefferson Bibliography), articles on Pacific Northwestern history, jazz, and astronomy in the Journal of the Early Republic, Journal of Texas Music History, and Mercury Magazine, and reviews in the Journal of Southern History and Presidential Studies Quarterly.  He was a fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies in 1997-98 and 2019 and spoke at the opening of the USMA Jefferson Library at West Point in 2008.  He is currently director of ACC’s annual History Symposium.  He is the author-webmaster of History Hub (Creative Commons, 2012-), a free, digital textbook.


Ph.D. 2000: American History, University of Texas, Austin
M.A. 1993: American & European History, University of Washington-Seattle (Honors)
B.A. 1989: History of Ideas (CHID), University of Washington-Seattle (3.8 GPA)
Fall 1987: Semester-at-Sea (University of Pittsburgh)
1984-1988: Western Washington University (Bellingham)
K-12: West Linn, OR, Mt. Vernon, IA & Issaquah, WA

Other Publications

Textbook: History Hub American History Surveys (Creative Commons, 2012-)
Book: Jefferson’s Vision for Education, 1760-1845 (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2003)
On Library of Congress Selected Jefferson Bibliography (Under Facets of Jefferson’s Life)
Op-Ed: “Jefferson’s Other Legacy: Religious Freedom” (History News Network, 1.10.21)

Essays in Anthologies:
“God & Man at UVA,” in John Ragosta, Peter Onuf, and Andrew O’Shaughnessy, eds., The Founding of Thomas Jefferson’s University (UVA  Press, 2019)                                                                                                                                                        
“Jefferson & Education,” in Frank Cogliano, ed., Blackwell Companion to Thomas Jefferson (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
“The Jefferson Gospel: A Religious Education of Peace, Reason & Morality,” in Robert McDonald, ed., Light & Liberty: Thomas Jefferson & the Power of Knowledge (University of Virginia Press, 2012) 

Articles in Journals/Periodicals:
“The Whitman Massacre: Religion & Manifest Destiny on the Columbia Plateau, 1809-1858,”
Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 25 #2 (Summer 2005)
“The ‘Baptist Beat’ in Modern Jazz: Texan Gene Ramey in Kansas City & New York”
Journal of Texas Music History, Vol. 4 #2 (Fall 2004)
“The Goddess of Love & the Hand of God: American Observations of the 1769 Transit of Venus” Mercury Magazine (Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Vol. 33 #3 (May-June 2004)

Book Reviews:
Andrew Burstein, Democracy’s Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and Tea Party Fanatic, All the While Being Dead, in Presidential Studies Quarterly (Spring, 2017)
Jennings Wagoner, Jefferson & Education, in Journal of Southern History (Fall, 2005)

Encyclopedia Entries:
Whitman Massacre — Encyclopedia of U.S. Indian Policy & Law (C.Q. Press, 2009)
Whitman Massacre – Oregon Encyclopedia (Online)
1936 Berlin Olympics – United States at War: Understanding Conflict & Society (ABC-CLIO, 2006)
Propaganda — Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War (ABC-CLIO, 2006)
Fall of Constantinople — Colonial America: An Encyclopedia (M.E. Sharpe, 2005)
Open Door Policy in China — Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (M.E. Sharpe, 2005)

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