Distinguished Professorship in History


Department of History

Kenyon College

Gambier, Ohio 43022

Tel: 740/427-5319

Fax: 740/427-5762



Citizenship: United States of America


Military: Nine years= service, Reserve Components, ARNGUS

Honorable discharge as Staff Sergeant E6


Education: Ph.D. (History), The Ohio State University, 1971 (Dr. Robert H. Bremner, Director)

M.A. (History), University of Colorado, 1965.

B.A. (History and Government), Colorado State University, 1962


Teaching and Research Appointments:

Kenyon College, 1971-present

Fulbright Senior Scholar and American Faculty Fellow, Dept of Indian Studies, Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, Regina, SK, 1999-2000.

Visiting Research Professor, Dept. of Indian Studies, Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, 1992.

Fellow, Newberry Library Program in the Humanities, Chicago, IL 1986.

   Teaching Associate, Dept. of History, The Ohio State University, 1967-1971.

Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Fellow and Instructor, Dept. of History,  Central State University, 1965-1966.


Teaching Fields:

North American Indian history; American political and social history; history and literature.


Honors, Fellowships and Grants (selected list):

National Endowment for the Humanities Funding to teach Summer Seminar for  

   School Teachers, with Dr. David Reed Miller, Indian Studies, First Nations         

   University of  Canada, on ANative Voices: Self and Society in North American Indian Autobiography,@ 2003.

Distinguished Professorship in History, an endowed chair initiated by Kenyon Alumni and parents, 2001.

Kenyon College Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award, 2000 (First senior faculty to receive this newly initiated award.)

Fulbright Senior Scholar and American Faculty Fellow, Dept. of Indian Studies, Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, 1999-2000.

Smithsonian Institution Short-term Fellowship, 1998

Fellow, Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1992

Canadian Embassy Faculty Enrichment Grant, 1992

Occasional Fellow, University of Chicago-Midwest Faculty Seminar, for   

   independent  study in North American Urban Native/Indian history, 1990.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers, 1989-1990.

Newberry Library Faculty Fellow in the Humanities, 1986.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library-Moody Foundation Grant, 1985.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Fellow, 1962-1963.


Public Programs and Outreach in the Humanities: (selected examples):

Collaborative Work in Integrating Native American Studies into the Curriculum of Columbus, Ohio Middle School, 1991-2001.

Kenyon Faculty Development Grant for Faculty Seminar on Native American   

   Literatures Across the Disciplines, 2001.  Grant initiator and coordinator, 2001.

National Endowment for the Arts Joint Artist Residency Grant for Canadian

   Native Writer in Residence at Kenyon College, Beth Cuthand (Cree).  Grant initiator and coordinator.

School-College Articulation Project (college credit for high school history courses), c. 1983-1990- Collaborative work with Knox County, Ohio high school teachers and their students.

American Indian Studies Teaching Workshop, Great Lakes College Assn., initiator, 1991.

Humanities Representative from Ohio, National Endowment for the Humanities-National Farmers Union American Farm Project, 1978-1979; and liaison with Ohio Farmers Union for family farm history, 1980-83.

Ohio Program in the Humanities-Labor Education Research Service for labor   

   education with AFL-CIO locals, 1976-1979.

Ohio Programs in the Humanities Project Co-Director for Program in Human   

   Rights and Human Values in a Democratic Society, 1977.


Publications (abbreviated list and selected examples)

ATelling Their Own Story, Building Their Own Strength: Dr. Dave Warren on   

    Framing and Imparting American Indian History,@ Journal of Indigenous    

   Thought, 3 (Winter 2001).

AI Consider Myself a >Real Red.= The Social Thought of American Civil Rights    

    Organizer John R. (Salter) Hunter Gray, Journal of Indigenous Thought, 3 (Winter 2001).

AGray, (Salter), John Hunter,@ in Encyclopedia of Native American Civil Rights, Westport: Greenwood Press, 1996.

AAutobiography in the Teaching of American Indian History,@ Occasional Papers in the Curriculum Series, D= Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian,  Newberry Library (Fall, 1996).

Coughlin in the Countryside: Father Charles Coughlin and the National Farmers Union,@ United States Catholic Historian, 13 (Summer, 1995).

AGender Issues in the National Farmers Union in the 1930s,@ Midwest Review,      

    Second  Series, XV (1993), 71-83.

Editor, with Frank Annunziata and Patrick D. Reagan, For the General Welfare.     

   Geneva  and New York: Peter Lang, Publishers, 1989.

From Syndicalism to Trade Unionism: The I.W.W. in Ohio, 1905-1950.  New York: Garland, 1983.


Presentations and Conference Papers (selected examples)

Invited Paper, ACollaboration with a Columbus, Ohio Middle School Teacher in Integrating American Indian Studies into the Curriculum,@ Great Lakes American Studies Association, 2002.

Invited Lecture: Norman Thomas Memorial Lecture Series. ATurning Points in   

   American Indian History,@ The Ohio State University, Marion, OH, 2001.

Invited Paper, AIntegrating Canadian Aboriginal History, Literature, and Film   

   into the Curriculum,@ North Biennial Conference of the Midwest Association   

   for Canadian Studies, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 2000.

AThe Historical Thought of Dr. Dave Warren (Santa Clara Pueblo),@ Southwest    

   American Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2000.

ATeaching the United States Civilization Course: An Interdisciplinary    

   Approach,@  Conference on Teaching: Concepts Within and Across Disciplines,

   The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1998.

AUsing Native Autobiography to Teach North American Indian and Metis History,@ Northern Great Plains Historical Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1997.

Invited Lecture, "Collaborating with Public School Teachers," Organization of American Historians, Atalanta, Georgia, 1994.