Social Sciences Faculty

S. Matthew DeSpain, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Native American Studies
B.A., Brigham Young University
M.A., University of Oklahoma
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Research and Teaching Interests:

History of the United States, Oklahoma History, History of the American West, Native American History, Ethnohistory, Federal Indian Policy, Native American Philosophy, Colonial Latin America, AmericanPopular Culture, and History of Masculinity

Professional Memberships:

· American Historical Association
· Western History Association
· Oklahoma Historical Society
· American Society for Ethnohistory
· Mormon History Association

Office:SS 222
Email: sdespain@rose.edu
Phone: 405-736-7527

Courses Taught:

  • HIST 1483, U. S. History to 1877
  • HIST 1493, U. S. History Since 1877
  • HIST 2503, American Indian History
  • NAS 1113, Introduction to Native American Studies

Under Construction: Native American Philosophy, Federal Indian Policy and Sovereignty, Sports in America, History of Oklahoma, Music in America, History of the American West, Colonial Latin America, The American West in Film


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