Teacher Institute
- Heartlands at Home and Abroad -
June 8-12, 2009

Institute Faculty

As a group, the institute’s faculty represents a unique set of talents and experiences that make it possible to offer teacher participants a rich academic experience from a wealth of perspectives. Each of the participants has conducted research in or taught extensively on the subjects which he or she will address in the institute. In addition, many of the faculty participants have experienced the cultures the institute addresses first-hand. Moreover, the teaching experiences of the faculty range widely, from high school to regional universities to the research university environment. It is this breadth of knowledge that makes this undertaking possible.

The brief biographies below provide just a general overview of the institute faculty's accomplishments:

James Cane-Carrasco

Dr. James Cane-Carrasco, University of Oklahoma

James Cane-Carrasco received his BSc in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin (1990) and his PhD in Latin American History from the University of California at Berkeley (2000). He has taught at the University of Oklahoma since 2002. His main research and publishing efforts focus on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of Latin America with particular emphases on the impact of the press on and the role of spiritism in political culture.

Douglas Catterall

Dr. Douglas Catterall, Cameron University

Douglas Catterall received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania (1989) in Economics, English Literature, and History, and his PhD (1998) from the University of Minnesota. he has taught at CU since 2000. His main research and publishing interests concern the cultural and social history of early modern Europe and comparative and world history with an emphasis on migration's cultural impact.

Sarah Janda

Dr. Sarah Janda, Cameron University

Sarah Janda received her BA from the University of Oklahoma (1996). She also received her MA (1999) and PhD (2002) from the University of Oklahoma. She has taught at CU since 2001. Her main research and publishing efforts address 20th-century American Social History with an emphasis on race, gender, and politics; the intersection of feminism and Indianness, and the history of Cameron University.

Aaron L. Mason

Dr. Aaron L. Mason, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Aaron Mason received his BA in Political Science from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 1994. He then received his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1997 and his Ph.D. in Political Science in 2006 from Northern Arizona University. He has taught at NWOSU since 2006. His main research and publishing efforts concern the American Presidency, Constitutional Law, and Tribal-State Politics.

Eric Schmaltz

Dr. Eric Schmaltz, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Eric Schmaltz earned his BA (1994) in History and German Language at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He also received his MA (1996) in History from the University of North Dakota Grand Forks and his PhD (2002) in History at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He has taught Modern European and World History at NWOSU since 2005. His main research and publishing efforts address the global trends and topics on ethnic German migrations, the Nazi Holocaust, and Soviet nationality policies.

Lallie Scott

Dr. Lallie Scott, Northeastern State University

Lallie Scott received her BA from the University of Texas El Paso (1985). She received her MS (1988) and PhD (1992) from the University of Utah. She has taught at NSU since 1993. Her main research and publishing efforts concern the geography of East Asia, the responses of soil and plants to heavy metals, and soils and viticulture in Oklahoma.

Anton Wohlers

Dr. Anton Wohlers, Cameron University

Tony Wohlers received his BA from the University of Saarland, Germany (1996) and a BA from Sonoma State University (1998). He received his MA (2000) from the University of Illinois and PhD (2004) from Northern Illinois University. He has taught at CU since 2005. His main research and publishing efforts focus on the implementation of biotechnology policies and the diffusion of new information communication technologies at the local level of government in Germany and the United States.

Contact Info

Still have questions?
If so, feel free to contact the director of the institute:

Douglas Catterall
Associate Professor
Phone: 580.581.2949
Fax: 580.581.2941
E-mail: dougc@cameron.edu


Oklahoma Humanities Council
Funding for this project has been made possible in part by a generous grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the course
of the institute do not necessarily represent those of the OHC.