Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, History, 1972
M.A. University of South Carolina, History, 1966
B.A. University of South Carolina, Journalism, 1964
1966 Instructor, College of General Studies, University of South Carolina
1970 Visiting Lecturer, Department of History, Iowa State University
1972-75 Assistant Editor, University of Oklahoma Press
1973-74 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Oklahoma
1974-80 Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Oklahoma
1980-89 Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Oklahoma
1989- Professor, Department of History, University of Oklahoma
Books of Original Scholarship
The Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association: Federal Regulation and the Cattleman's Last Frontier (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1973)
The Cowboy Hero: His Image in American History and Culture (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979)
Singing Cowboys and All That Jazz: A Short History of Popular Music in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1983)
El Heroe Cowboy, trans. by Graciela Arancibia (Buenos Aires: Ediciones Tres Tiempos, 1985)
Comic Books and America, 1945-1954 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990)
The Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association: Federal Regulation and the Cattleman=s Last Frontier (New ed., Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990)
Commies, Cowboys, and Jungle Queens: Comic Books and America, 1945-1954 (New Ed. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 1998)
Books of Chapters
Ed. and Intro., with Stephen I. Thompson) The Frontier: Comparative Studies, Vol. 2 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979)
Edited Books of Primary Materials
(Ed. and Intro.) Cowboy Life: Reconstructing an American Myth (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1975)
(Ed. and Intro., with David Harry Miller) The Character and Influence of the Indian Trade in Wisconsin: A Study of the Trading Post as an Institution, by Frederick Jackson Turner (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1977)
(Ed. and Intro.) Indian Life: Transforming an American Myth (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1977)
(Ed. and Intro., with James H. Lazalier) Colorado: A Summer Trip, by Bayard Taylor (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1989)
(Ed. and Intro. with New Afterword) Cowboy Life: Reconstructing an American Myth (New Ed., Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1993)
(Ed. with James H. Lazalier) Behind The Door of Delusion by Inmate Ward 8 (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1994)
(Ed. and Intro., with James H. Lazalier) Warpath and Cattle Trail, by Hubert E. Collins (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1998)
"The Cowboy Myth," in Charles W. Harris and Buck Rainey (eds.), The Cowboy: Six-Shooters, Songs, and Sex (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976), pp. 154-163
“In Defence of the Dissertation,” in Eleanor Harman and Ian Montagnes (eds.), The Thesis and the Book (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1976), pp. 45-47.
(With David Harry Miller) "Ethnic Stereotypes on the Frontier: A Comparative Study of Roman-American Experience," in David Harry Miller and Jerome O. Steffen (eds.), The Frontier: Comparative Studies (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1977), pp. 109-137
"Rural Images, Rural Values and American Culture: A Comment," in Donald E. Green (ed.), Rural Oklahoma (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1977) pp. 113-127
"Indian Ranchers," in Jimmy M. Skaggs (ed.), Ranch and Range in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1978), pp. 30-44
(With Stephen I. Thompson) "The Comparative Study of the Frontier: An Introduction," in William W. Savage, Jr. and Stephen I. Thompson (eds.), The Frontier: Comparative Studies, Vol.2 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979), pp. 3-24
"Top Hand: Will Rogers and The Cowboy Image in America," in Arrell Morgan Gibson (ed.), Will Rogers: A Centennial Tribute (Oklahoma Historical Society, 1979), pp. 124-132
"The Indian as Popular Culture Hero," in Arrell M. Gibson (ed.), Between Two Worlds: The Survival of Twentieth Century Indians (Oklahoma city: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1986), pp. 3-15
“Battling the Red Menace in the Postwar Years,” in David M. Haugen (ed.), Comic Books: Examining Pop Culture (Detroit: Thomson/Gale, 2005), pp. 82-92.
“Scribble, Scribble Toil and Trouble: Forced Productivity in the Modern University,” in Albert N. Greco (ed.), The State of Scholarly Publishing: Challenges and Opportunities (New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 2009), pp. 1-7.
"Barbed Wire and Bureaucracy: The Formation of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association," Journal of the West VII:3 (July, 1968) pp. 405-414
"Leasing the Cherokee Outlet: An Analysis of Indian Reaction, 1884-1885," The Chronicles of Oklahoma XLIX:3 (Autumn, 1968) pp. 285-292
"The Rock Falls Raid: An Analysis of the Documentary Evidence," The Chronicles of Oklahoma XLIX:1 (Spring, 1971) pp. 75-82
"Newspapers and Local History: A Critique of Robert R. Dykstra's The Cattle Towns," Journal of the West X:3 (July, 1971) pp. 572-577
"Plunkett of the EK: Irish Notes on the Wyoming Cattle Industry in the 1880s," Annals of Wyoming 43:2 (Fall, 1971) pp. 205-214
"Intruders at Chilocco," The Chronicles of Oklahoma L:2 (Summer, 1972) pp. 199-204
"Western Literature and Its Myths," Montana, The Magazine of Western History XXII:4 (Autumn, 1972) pp. 78-81
"In Defence of the Dissertation," Scholarly Publishing 4:2 (January, 1973) pp. 129-131
"Wyoming and the Shaping of a Presidential Advisor: A Comment on Horace Plunkett's Friendship with Theodore Roosevelt," Annals of Wyoming 45:2 (Fall, 1973) pp. 241-248
"Demand Publishing and the University Press," Scholarly Publishing 5:2 (January, 1974) pp. 179-81
"Cows and Englishmen: Observations on Investment by British Immigrants in the Western Range Cattle Industry," Red River Valley Historical Review I:1 (Spring, 1974) pp. 37-45
"Monologues in Red and White: Contemporary Racial Attitudes in Two Southern Plains Communities," The Journal of Ethnic Studies 2:3 (Fall, 1974) pp. 24-31
"The Cowboy Myth: A Comment," Red River Valley Historical Review 2:1 (Spring, 1975) pp. 162-171
"Stockmen's Associations and the Western Range Cattle Industry," Journal of the West XIV:3 (July, 1975) pp. 52-59
"Creek Colonization in Oklahoma," The Chronicles of Oklahoma LIV:1 (Spring, 1976) pp. 34-43
(With Stephen I. Thompson) "Social Aspects of the High Frontier: A Preliminary Critique," Anthro-Tech: A Journal of Speculative Anthropology II:4 (Summer, 1978) pp. 3-5
"Top Hand: Will Rogers and the Cowboy Image in America," The Chronicles of Oklahoma LVII:3 (Fall, 1979) pp. 376-384
"What You'd Like the World To Be: The West and the American Mind," Journal of American Culture 3:2 (Summer, 1980) pp. 302-310
"Jazz and the American Frontier Experience: Turner, Webb, and the Oklahoma City Blue Devils," Journal of the West XXVIII:3 (July, 1989) pp. 32-35
"Research and Comic Books: A Historian’s Perspective," Popular Culture in Libraries, 1:1 (1993), pp. 85-90
"Of Cattle and Corporations: The Rise, Progress, and Termination of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association," The Chronicles of Oklahoma, 71:2 (Summer, 1993), pp. 138-153
"The New Western History: Youngest Whore on the Block," AB Bookman's Weekly, 92:14 (October 4, 1993), pp. 1242-1247
“Times Ain’t Now Nothin’ Like They Used To Be,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 34:3 (April, 2003), pp. 146-52
“My Favorite Plagiarist: Some Reflections of an Offended Party,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 34:4 (July, 2003), pp. 214-20
“The Killing of George Birdwell: A Reconsideration,” The Chronicles of Oklahoma, LXXXI:2 (Summer, 2003), pp. 231-37
“Scribble, Scribble Toil and Trouble: Forced Productivity in the Modern University,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 35:1 (October, 2003), pp. 40-46
“De Libris Incognitis,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 35:2 (January, 2004), pp. 118-21
“No Spectacle in the Stacks,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 35:3 (April, 2004), pp. 177-80
“All Would of Been Chaos,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 35:4 (July, 2004), pp. 223-25
“Mail Call,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 36:1 (October, 2004), pp. 43-45
“The Promise of Enemies,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 36:2 (January, 2005), pp. 120-22.
“Maleficium Intra Muros,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 36:3 (April, 2005), pp. 169-72.
“I Left My Wallet in San Francisco,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 36:4 (July, 2005), pp. 243-46.
“You Can’t Spill Mustard on a Blog,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 38: 1 (October, 2006), pp. 47-51.
“O Tempora! O Mores!” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 38:2 (January, 2007), pp. 108-11.
“On the Management of Camels,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 38:3 (April, 2007), pp. 169-73.
“Articles vs. Books: An Editor Divides the Laurels,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 38:4 (July, 2007), pp. 249-54.
“It’s A Tough Job, But Somebody’s Got To Do It,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 39:1 (October, 2007), pp. 72-77.
“To Many Cookbooks Spoil The Stupor,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing 39:2 (January, 2008), pp. 181-185.
“The Man Who Wrote Himself To Death,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing 39:3 (April, 2008), pp. 312-317.
“Vanity Fare,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing 39:4 (July, 2008), pp. 428-434.
“In Hoc Gizmo Vinces,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing 40:1 (October, 2008), pp. 116-122.
“End Runs and End Runners,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 40:2 (January, 2009), pp. 206-11.
“Remainders,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 40:3 (April, 2009), pp. 307-13.
“Eyes on the Prizes,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 41:1 (October, 2009), pp. 110-15.
“The Mexican War,” ;“The Southwest,”;”The French and Indian War”;” Francis Parkman” in George Perkins, Barbara Perkins, and Phillip Leininger (eds.), Benet’s Readers Encyclopedia of American Literature (New York: Harper Collins, 1991); “Buffalo Bill”; “Calamity Jane”; “Chuck Wagon” in The World Book Encyclopedia (1993); “Cattle Raisers’ Associations”;”Cowboys” ;”Tom Mix”;”Radio and Television Westerns” in Encyclopedia of the American West (4 Vols., Macmillian, 1996); “Cody, William Frederick”; “Cowboys”;”Glidden, Joseph Farwell”;”Moses, Phoebe Ann”;”Ranching” in Leonard Schlup and James G. Ryan (eds.), Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2003).
"Cows and Englishmen: Observations on Investment in The Western Range Cattle Industry," Annual Conference of the Western History Association, New Haven, Connecticut, 1972
"Monologues in Red and White: Contemporary Racial Attitudes in Two Southern Plains Communities," Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Association of College History Professors, Ada, Oklahoma, 1974
"A Place for Misfits and Ambitious Men: Some Observations on the Political Utility of Frontiers," Sharp Lecture in Comparative Frontier Studies, University of Oklahoma, 1982
The South Carolina Historical Magazine
Journal of the West
Annals of Wyoming
Arizona and the West
South Dakota History
The Chronicles of Oklahoma
The Western Historical Quarterly
The Journal of American History
The Business History Review
The American Historical Review
Montana, the Magazine of Western History
The North Carolina Historical Review
The Annals of Iowa
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The Pacific Historical Review
Pacific Northwest Quarterly
The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture
The Comics Journal
The Journal of Southern History
Sigma Delta Chi National Award, 1964
Mortar Board Outstanding Faculty Member, 1988
Special Recognition Award, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 1993
Who’s Who in America, 56th Edition, 2002, et seq.
Who’s Who in the World, 20th Edition, 2002, et seq.
1967-69 NDEA Title IV Fellowship
1971-72 University of Oklahoma Press Fellowship
1976 University of Oklahoma Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship
1978 University of Oklahoma Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowship
Associate Editor, Western History Association Newsletter, 1968-69
Foreword to Indians and Pioneers, by Grant Foreman (3rd printing, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1975)
Editor, Comparative Frontier Studies: An Interdisciplinary Newsletter, 1975-86
Editorial Board, Mid-American Frontier Series, Arno Press, 1975
Contributing Editor, Oklahoma Monthly, 1981
Editor, Teaching History: A Newsletter for Oklahoma Secondary-School Teachers, 1982-84
Editor, The Round Tower: A Quarterly Newsletter of the Norman and Cleveland County Historical Museum, 1984-86
"Interpretation and History: Why Bother Here?" Oklahoma Museums Association Muse News 15:2 (April, 1985) pp. 2-3
"Why Does Oklahoma Ignore Woody Guthrie?" Oklahoma Gazette, July 13, 1988, pp. 15-17
"The Run of '89," Oklahoma Gazette, April 19, 1989, pp. 15-17
"Oklahoma's Jazz Heritage," Juneteenth on Greenwood: A Celebration of Oklahoma's Black Music Traditions (Oklahoma City: State Arts Council of Oklahoma, 1989), pp. 6-8
Foreword to Burs Under the Saddle: A Second Look at Books and Histories of the West, by Ramon F. Adams (1st paperback printing, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989)
Foreword to More Burs Under the Saddle: Books and Histories of the West, by Ramon F. Adams (1st paperback printing, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989)
"The Opening of Oklahoma," Eagle Camp (program), July, 1989, p. 12
"Remembering Karen Silkwood," Oklahoma Gazette, November 8, 1989, pp. 1-4
"The Two Charlie Christians," Oklahoma Gazette, May 2, 1990, pp. 1-4
"Red, White, Black and Blue: Oklahoma's Uncommon Musical Heritage," Back Beat (September-November, 1991), pp. 1, 6-7
The Oklahoma Experience: The Thirties, brochure, Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Library Association, 1991
Oklahoma and the Birth of the Blues, brochure, Norman Santa Fe Depot, Oklahoma Foundation for the Humanities, 1991
Foreword to Cowboy Fiddler, by Frankie McWhorter and John Erickson (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1992)
"The Trouble with Oklahoma Tourism," Oklahoma Gazette, October 15, 1992, pp. 1, 3-6
"A Manifesto," Journal of the West 33:4 (October, 1994), 3-4.
Forewordto Bernard Schopen, The Big Silence (Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1994)
The Cowboy, brochure, "Let’s Talk About It," Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Library Association, 1995.
Columnist, Oklahoma Gazette, 1993-1995.
“There’s No History Like No History,” Oklahoma Gazette, February 8, 2006, p. 4.
“Woody and the World,” Crosstimbers, Fall 2005/Winter 2006, pp. 5-10.
“Oklahoma’s Unhappy History is Hidden Among Happy Hoopla,” Oklahoma Daily, Centennial Supplement, April 25, 2007, p. 3.
“The Prince of Cool Jazz,” Oklahoma Gazette, June 27, 2007, pp. 19-22.
“Through A Shot Glass Darkly,” Oklahoma Gazette (July 16, 2008), pp. 21-24.
“Sour Grapes,” Oklahoma Gazette (November 5, 2008), pp. 42, 44.
“Six-Gun Scholarship at the Campus Corral,” The Oklahoma Observer, March 10, 2009, p. 8.
Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 2009-
"The Cattlemen's Frontier," in Richard W. Etulain (ed.), The American West: The Frontier Era [cassette lecture series] (Deland, Florida: Everett/Edwards, 1976)
All-Star University, University of Oklahoma Association, 1978, 1979
The 90th Anniversary Celebration for University of Oklahoma Associates, 1980
Teaching Oklahoma History in the Secondary Schools, OCCE Seminars, University of Oklahoma, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
"Writing Non-Fiction," Elderhostel, OCCE, University of Oklahoma, 1982
Hard Facts: Lessons from America's Past, OCCE Seminar, University of Oklahoma, 1983
"Equine Mystique: The Horse as a Cultural Image," Cultural Encounter, El Reno Junior College, 1985
"The Influence of the Depression on Oklahoma Literature," Experience Oklahoma Authors, Norman Public Library, 1987
"The Cowboy's Historical, Cultural and Economic Influence on the Southwestern Lifestyle," Francis King Institute of Southwestern Art and Culture, Sangre De Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, Colorado, 1988
Norman Senior Citizens' Center, Norman; Hollis, Oklahoma, Library; Washita Valley Museum; Indian Territory Posse of Oklahoma Westerners; American Pen Women; Norman Public Schools; Noble Public Library; Friends of the OU Library, University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, etc., 1979-Present
"From Dust to Culture," Oklahoma Historical Society, October 25, 1989
"Songs of the Depression," Oklahoma Anthropological Society Annual Meeting, April 7, 1990
"How Old Was That Horse-Thief? Observations on Family History," Cleveland County Genealogical Society, September 23, 1990
Public lecture for "Oklahoma and the Birth of the Blues" exhibit, Norman, Depot, June 22, 1991
Public lecture for "Romare Bearden: Finding the Rhythm" exhibit, University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, October 20, 1991
Writer and Narrator, The Chisholm Trail, Documentary Film, McCasland Foundation, Duncan, Oklahoma, 1998
“The Run of ‘89,” Cleveland County Genealogical Society, March 16, 1999
"Gunsmoke," CBS-TV 1975; Time-Life Books, 1977; Reader's Digest, 1977; Oklahoma Image Symposium, 1977; National Endowment for the Humanities, Reviewer to Division of Public Programs, 1978; Norman Public Schools, Development of Oklahoma History Curriculum, 1978-79; Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Council, Oklahoma Docu-Drama, 1978-79; Oklahoma Image Bibliography Project, 1978-79; Dallas Historical Society/Austin College/State Fair of Texas Cowboy Heritage Festival, 1979; Technical Adviser, "Sometimes It's Gonna Hurt," PBS Documentary, Korine-Dunlap Productions, Nashville, 1982-83; Adviser, "A $10 Horse and a $40 Saddle," American Frontier Project, New York, 1982-85; National Geographic, 1985; Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 1988-1993; "The Oklahoma Experience,: Let's Talk About It, 1988-89; guest curator, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 1988-89; "Oklahoma and the 1930s,: Let's Talk About It, 1990-91; Will Rogers Memorial Commission, 1990-92; Board of Consulting Editors for Popular Culture in Libraries, Haworth Press, Binghamton, N.Y., 1991-1994; ABC News, 20th Century Project, 1995; Introductory seminars, Let=s Talk About It, Oklahoma, March and August, 1995; NEH Museum Project, 1994-95; American Social History and Social Movements, Pittsburgh, 1997; National Geographic, 1997; America on Line, 1998; etc., etc.
KETA-TV, 1975, 1978, 1983,; BBC Radio, 1975, 1976; Newsweek Feature Syndicate, 1975; Newsweek, 1975; WFBL Radio, 1975; Voice of America, 1981; KWTV-TV, 1983; KOMA Radio, 1983; KTOK Radio, 1983; KRMG Radio, 1983; WTKN Radio, 1983; various area newspapers
and University publications and promotional materials, 1978-87; co-producer and host, various programs, Norman Cable Television, 1986-88; KTOK Radio, Tulsa World, Tulsa Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Mutual Broadcasting Network, Sunday Oklahoman, Bakersfield Journal 1988-89; CBS News "Nightwatch,": 1989; KLIN Radio, WJNO Radio, KNTO Radio, WBZS Radio, KTOK Radio, WCMY Radio, Dallas Morning News (Knight-Ridder Syndicate), The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1990; KYBG Radio, KFRV Radio, NBN Syndicate, WFHR Radio, WSN Radio, WGOM Radio, WNBF Radio, CBS News "Nightwatch," Dallas Morning News, 1991; Oklahoma Today, 1992; Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times (2), Tulsa World (2), Arizona Republic, Ft. Worth Star, NPR (2), BBC, ABC 20th Century, 1995; NBC AToday@; Daily Oklahoman, Dallas Morning News, Arizona Republic, Philadelphia Inquirer, 1996; KLIF Radio, Oklahoma Gazette, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, 1997; Dallas Morning News (3), Norman Transcript, Associated Press, Daily Oklahoman (2), 1998; Iambic Productions (Bristol and London), 2000;The History Channel, 2001; The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2004; The Oklahoman, Time, 2005; Oklahoma Gazette (9), Oklahoma Daily (2), Associated Press, Moore's Stop (Documentary, City of Moore, Okla.), 2007; The Oklahoman, 2009.
Wayne H. Gossard, Jr., "The Panhandle Stock Association and the Western Cattle Industry, 1881-1886," M.A. thesis, 1976.
Duncan McKim Aldrich, "Frontier Militias: Militia Laws in the North American and South African Frontiers," M.A. Thesis, 1977
Sam DeShong Ratcliffe, "Bureaucracy on the Frontier," M.A. Thesis, 1978
Warren Lynn Davenport, "Koon-Kah-Zah-Chy (Apache John): Last Principal Chief of the Kiowa Apache," M.L.S. Thesis, 1980
Michael C. Morton, "Cooperation and Conflict: A Case Study in Harmony and Discord in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, 1889-1959, M.A. Thesis, 1980
Suzanne H. Schrems, "White Collar Relief: Oklahoma Federal Theatre Project," M.A. Thesis, 1987
Linda Williams Reese, "Race, Class, and Culture: Oklahoma Women, 1890-1920," Ph.D. Dissertation, 1991
Vernon Ray Maddux, "From the Brazos to the Bijou: The Life and Times of Cattleman John Hittson," M.A. Thesis, 1991
Bryan Kelly Raines, "Of Crooners, Hucksters, Tycoons, and the Lonesome Cowboys of the Airwaves: Oklahoma Musicians and the Broadcast Frontier," M.A. Thesis, 1995
S. Matthew Despain, "The Image of the Mountain Man in American History and Culture," M.A. Thesis, 1995
Michael W. Lovegrove, “Free Homes: David L. Payne and the Oklahoma Boomer Movement, 1879-1884,” M.A. Thesis, 1996
Michael W. Lovegrove, “Douglas Henry Johnston and the Chickasaw Nation, 1898-1939,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 1999
S. Matthew Despain, “The Mountain Man in American History and Culture,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 2000.
Josh Clough, “A Victim of Its Own Success: The Story of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian Fair, 1910-1913,” M.A. Thesis, 2003
David L. Frazier, “Learning the Ropes: The Adoption of Roping from the Saddle by Anglo Texan Settlers”@ M.A. Thesis, 2005
Department of History Map Committee, 1974; Search Committee, Merrick Chair, 1975-77; Curriculum Committee, 1975-77; Ad Hoc Committee on Tenure and Promotion, 1976; Undergraduate Studies Committee, 1977-78; Search Committee, Latin American Position, 1978-79; Committee A, 1983-85; Search Committee, Indian History Position, 1987-88 and 1989-90; Ad Hoc Committee on Methods, Ad Hoc Committee on West and Indian Curriculum, 1998; Estep Award Committee (Permanent Member); Ad Hoc Committee on Term Faculty Appointments, 2001; Chair, Awards Committee, 2006-2007; Assessment Committee, 2006; Undergraduate Studies Ad Hoc Committee, 2007; Chair, Awards Committee, 2007-2008; Chair, Awards Committee, 2008-2009.
Faculty Adviser, American Wargamers' Association, 1976-77
Army ROTC Scholarship Board, 1978
Special Presentations for Arts and Sciences Day, 1978; Mom's Day, 1978; English Language Services, 1979; TOA Educational Buyer's Annual Meetings, 1979
Program Chair, Session Chair, Local Arrangements Chair, Oklahoma Symposia on Comparative Frontier Studies Committee, 1975-1986.
Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Re-Naming DeBarr Hall, 1988; Book Exchange Oversight Committee, 1988-91; Arts and Sciences Academic Misconduct Board, 1990-91; Graduate College Academic Appeals Panel, 2006-2007.