Derrick McKisick, Ph.D.
Director of African American Studies and Associate Professor

  • Faculty
College of Innovation and Design | History
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Velma K. Waters Library 173
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College of Innovation and Design

Educational Background

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, History, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2014-present
  • Assistant Professor of History, Fairfield University, 2008-2014
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, California University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2008
  • Frederick Douglass Institute Scholar, Visiting Assistant Professor, California University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2007

Honors and Awards

  • Frederick Douglass Institute Visiting Scholar (FDI), California University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Fellow, Southern Regional Education Board, 2004-2005
  • Next Generation Internship Program, American Battlefield Protection Program Project, 2000
  • Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate, Achievement Program, 1994-1995
  • Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate, Research Fellow, 1994-1995

Selected Publications

  • Choctaw Reconstructions: Sovereignty, Land, and Race in Indian Territory, University Press of Florida under revision.
  • “The Decreasing Value of Labor in the Modern Age,” in Broken Promise: Black Deaths and Blue Ribbons, Kenneth Varner, Kerri Tobin, and Stephen Lentz, eds., forthcoming.
  • “Losing the ‘Middle Ground': Conflict, Culture, and Civilization in the Southeastern Borderlands,” submitted to the The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall 2015.
  • “History and Symbolism: The Lost Cause and the Confederate Flag,” Enduring Question Series, ABC-CLIO, September 30, 2013
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