College of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Craig H. Roell

Professor of History (1989)Graduate Program Director.
A.A., University of Houston-Victoria, 1974;  B.A., University of Houston, 1977; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, 1980, 1986.

Research & Teaching Interests: US Business, Economic, and Cultural History; Advertising and Consumer Culture; Piano history; Texas history.

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3134 American Economic History
  • HIST 5230/5230G Advertising & Culture
  • HIST 5533/5533G Economic Rivals: U.S.-JAPAN
  • HIST 4635 Senior Seminar: American Consumer Culture
  • HIST 7631 Readings Seminar in American History: American Consumer Culture

Website: Current C.V.

Contact Information:

Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: #3089, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
Tel.: (912) 478-5862
Email: croell@georgiasouthern.edu
Fax: (912) 478-0377

Selected Publications:

  • Matamoros and the Texas Revolution (Denton: Texas State Historical Association Press, 2013).
  • Remember Goliad: A History of La Bahia (Austin: Texas State historical Association, 1994).
  • The Piano in America, 1890-1940 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991).
  • Lyndon Johnson: A Bibliography, Vol. 2 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1988).
  • “Primal Matamoros: Deeper Meanings of Name and Place on the (Once Wild) Río Bravo,” in Supplementary Studies in Rio Grande Valley History, Volume Fifteen, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Regional History Series, edited by Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta, and Thomas Daniel Knight, pp. 5-57. Brownsville: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2017.

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:

  • First Place winner 2015 LA BAHÍA AWARDS by the Sons of the Republic of Texas.
  • GSU Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award 2002 and 2013
  • Ruffin Cup, College of Arts and Social Sciences, 2012
  • GSU Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000-2001
  • Director of Graduate Studies, 2002-2008, and 2017-ongoing

Current Research:

  • Content expert and exhibit reviewer for Cinco de Mayo hero General Ignacio Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site in Goliad, Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, State Parks Division, Historic Sites and Structures Program, 2018.
  • Tejanos of Goliad and Victoria during the Texas Revolution, San Jacinto Symposium, Houston, Texas: VIDEO presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTfhLoMP_54
  • “Not in Kansas Any More: Selling Midwesterners the ‘Magic Valley’ of South Texas”, to be published in Volume Sixteen of Studies in Rio Grande Valley History Series, University of Texas at Brownsville, forthcoming.

Last updated: 9/27/2018

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY • Hawes Hall # 110, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419-1997 •
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