Gregg Cantrell, Ph.D.
Gregg Cantrell was born in Sweetwater, Texas and raised in Cooper, Roswell (NM), and Abilene. He graduated from Abilene Cooper High School and majored in Management at Texas A&M (1979), where I also earned an MBA (1980). I later returned to A&M for a PhD in History (1988).
He is a Professor of History and the Erma and Ralph Lowe Chair in Texas History at Texas Christian University (TCU). He previously taught at the University of North Texas for three years, Hardin-Simmons University for two years, and Sam Houston State University for ten years. He is a three-degree Texas Aggie, but these days has divided loyalties between A&M and TCU.
He was trained in the field of Southern History by his mentors Dale T. Knobel, Robert A. Calvert, and Walter L. Buenger. Most of his work has focused on the state of Texas, and his early work dealt with the intersection of race and politics in the South. He wrote a biography of Stephen F. Austin and more recently a book on the Texas People's Party with Yale University Press. He coauthored a college-level textbook, coedited an anthology on history and collective memory in Texas, and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays.
- TSHA Fellowship (2008)
- H. Bailey Carroll Award for Best Article in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly (2004)
- Kate Broocks Bates Award for Historical Research (2000)
- H. Bailey Carroll Award for Best Article in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly (2000)
- H. Bailey Carroll Award for Best Article in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly (1995)
- Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History (1993)
- President (2013–2014)