Curriculum Vita


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Bryan Edward Stone, Ph.D.

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Education

Ph.D., American Studies and Civilization
The University of Texas at Austin, 2003
Dissertation: “West of Center: Jews on the Real and Imagined Frontiers of Texas”

M.A., English
University of Virginia, 1991
Coursework in literary history and critical theory with an emphasis in American literature.

B.A., English, summa cum laude
The University of Texas at Austin, 1989
Emphasis on American literature.  Minor in history with coursework in American religious history.


Teaching Experience

Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas                               August 2004 – Present
      Professor, History (2015present)
      Associate Professor, History (2009 – 2015)
      Assistant Professor, History (2004–2009)

     Del Mar College Teacher of the Year, 2021
     Aileen Creighton Award for Teaching Excellence, 2019

Teach 15 credit hours per semester in U.S. History. Duties also include academic advising and service on faculty committees:

  • Del Mar College Rebranding Committee: Member, 2021
  • Hiring Committee, Sociology: Member, 2021
  • Chair, Selection Committee, Aileen Creighton Award for Teaching Excellence, 2020
  • Peer Review Committee: Member/Observer, 2019-2020
  • Hiring Committee, English: Member, 2019-2020
  • History Program Review Committee: Member, 2017–2018
  • Academic Standards Committee: Member, term 2014–2017
  • TACHE: Member, 2013–present
  • History Hiring Committee: Member, 2013–2014
  • History Program Review Committee: Member, 2012–2013
  • Strategic Planning Committee: Member, 2012–2013
  • E­Learning TF: Member, 2012–2013
  • Promotion, Rank, Tenure, and Evaluation TF: Chair, 2011–2013; Member 2010–2013
  • Faculty Council: Chair, 2012–2013; Member, 2010–2013
  • General Education Committee: Chair 2010–2011; Member, 2010–2012
  • Achieving the Dream TF: Member, 2010–2012
  • History Program Coordinator, 2009–2010
  • Professional Development and Grants Committee: Member, 2008–2011
  • Core Curriculum Committee: Chair, 2009–2010; Member, 2008–2010
  • History Hiring Committee: Member, 2008–2009
  • History Program Review Committee: Member, 2007–2008
  • History Hiring Committee: Member, 2006
  • Political Science Hiring Committee: Member, 2005
  • Library Committee: Member, 2005–2008

The University of Texas at Austin                                               Summers 2009 – 2012 Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies
Visiting Professor, Jewish Studies
Taught summer course titled “Texas Jews,” an undergraduate seminar listed in the Departments of History, Jewish Studies, and American Studies.

Dawson Community College, Glendive, Montana               August 1999 – May 2004
Instructor, History/Humanities
Taught 15 credit hours per semester in history, humanities and Native American studies.

The University of Texas at Austin                                           August 1996 – May 1997
Assistant Instructor, Department of American Studies           January 1999 – August 1999 Designed and taught course titled “Religion and Society in American Literature.”

The University of Texas at Austin                                         August 1995 – May 1996
Teaching Assistant, American Studies Program
Assisted professor of “Introduction to American Studies.”

The University of Texas at Austin                                       September 1994 – May 1995
Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Evaluated written project reports for electrical engineering students studying technical writing.

Travis County Adult Literacy Council                                     April 1991 – May 1993
Volunteer and Instructor Trainer
Volunteered as a tutor for adult nonreaders and helped design and lead training workshops for new tutors.


Publications

Books

Morris Riskind, Neither Fish Nor Fowl: A Jewish Family on the Rio Grande, ed. Bryan Edward Stone (under contract with Texas Tech University Press, 2021).

Alexander Z. Gurwitz, Memories of Two Generations: A Yiddish Life in Russia and Texas, ed. Bryan Edward Stone (University of Alabama Press, 2016).

The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas (University of Texas Press, 2010).  
Winner, Southern Jewish Historical Society Book Prize, 2011

Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

“Edgar Goldberg (1876–1937),” Handbook of Texas Online, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/goldberg-edgar, published January 2021.

“On the Frontier: Jews Without Judaism,” in Lone Stars of David, ed. Hollace Ava Weiner and Kenneth D. Roseman (Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2007): 18–32.

“Texas,” Encyclopaedia Judaica, Second Edition, v. 19 (Detroit: Thomson-Gale, 2006): 659–661.

Media appearances

“Some Fine States: Texas,” Democracy in Danger Podcast, October 13, 2021. https://medialab.virginia.edu/texas

Veronica Zaragovia, “New Austin Synagogue is Actually Oldest in Texas,” Texas Public Radio / National Public Radio, December 4, 2015. https://www.tpr.org/2015-12-04/new-austin-synagogue-is-actually-oldest-in-texas

Articles

Interviewed in Yedidya Levin, “Memories of Two Generations: A Tale of Life on Two Continents,” Ami Magazine (March 24, 2021): 248-273.

“Galveston Diaspora: A Statistical View of Jewish Immigration Through Texas, 1907–1913,” Southern Jewish History 21 (2018): 121–176.
Map: Distribution of Galveston Immigrants, 1907-1913

“Teaching Southern Jewish History: A Dialogue,” with Scott M. Langston, Southern Jewish History 15 (2012): 1–40.

“Edgar Goldberg and the Texas Jewish Herald: Changing Coverage and Blended Identity,” Southern Jewish History 7 (2004): 71–108.

“Edgar Goldberg and Forty Years of the Texas Jewish Herald,” Western States Jewish History 30 (July 1998): 290–314. Reprinted from “‘Texas News for Texas Jews’: Edgar Goldberg and the Texas Jewish Herald,” The (Houston) Jewish Herald-Voice Rosh Hashanah Edition (September 1995): 6–23.

“‘Ride ’Em, Jewboy’: Kinky Friedman and the Texas Mystique,” Southern Jewish History 1 (1998): 23–42.

“‘Not to Damn But to Fructify’: Ezra Pound and Contempo,” The Library Chronicle of the University of Texas at Austin 25 (1995): 110–131.

“A Masque of Mutual Acquiescence: William Faulkner at the University of Virginia,” The Walden Review 1 (Spring 1991): 19–21, 41–43.

Book and Exhibit Reviews

Shari Rabin, Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America. Journal of Southern Religion 20 (2018), jsreligion.org/vol20/stone.

Dan J. Puckett, In the Shadow of Hitler: Alabamas Jews, the Second World War, and the Holocaust. Journal of Southern History 81 (August 2015): 769–771.

Jews and the Civil War: A Reader, ed. Jonathan D. Sarna and Adam Mendelsohn. Journal of Southern History 77 (November 2011): 984–985.

Leonard Rogoff, Down Home:Jewish Life in North Carolina. American Jewish History 95 (December 2009): 385–387.

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island, 18461924. Exhibit, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin.  Southern Jewish History 12 (2009): 264–267.

Ralph A. Wooster, Robert Calvert, and Adrian Anderson, eds., Texas Vistas, Third EditionJournal of the West 46 (Summer 2007): 97.

Eliza R. L. McGraw, Two Covenants: Representations of Southern JewishnessSouthern Jewish History 10 (2007): 241–43.

Marjorie Meyer Arsht, All the Way from Yoakum: The Personal Journey of a Political InsiderJournal of the West 45 (Fall 2006): 80.

John Raeburn, A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography. Journal of the West 45 (Fall 2006): 90–91.

Timothy K. Perttula, ed. The Prehistory Of Texas. Journal of the West 44 (Summer 2005): 101.

Anne C. Loveland and Otis B. Wheeler, From Meetinghouse to Megachurch: A Material and Cultural HistoryJournal of South Texas 18 (Fall 2005): 313–316.

Stanley E. Ely, In Jewish Texas: A Family Memoir. Journal of the West 39 (Spring 2000): 81–82.

Gerald E. Poyo, ed. Tejano Journey, 17701850Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas 28 (October 1997): 103–104.

Newspaper Column

“Texas Views on Texas Jews,” Jewish Herald-Voice, Houston, Texas, January 2011 – December 2013. Reprinted in The Jewish Outlook, Austin, Texas, March 2012 – February 2014.

Editorial

Managing Editor, Southern Jewish History, 2015 –

Associate Managing Editor, Southern Jewish History, 2013 – 2015.

Proofreader, Southern Jewish History, 2005–2013.

Editor, The Rambler: Southern Jewish Historical Society Newsletter, 2011–2013.

Editorial Board Member, Southern Jewish History, 2003–2007.


Presentations and Conferences

As Presenter

“From Galveston into the Hinterland,” New Mexico / Texas Jewish Historical Societies, via Zoom, October 2021.

“The Cassel: Tracing the Passengers on the Galveston Movement’s First Ship,” Jewish Immigration in Myth and Reality, Zoom conference, June 2021.

“Jim Crow and Jewish Conscience,” Congregation Beth Israel (via Zoom), Corpus Christi, TX, February 2021.

“From the Shtetl to San Antonio: Alexander Gurwitz of Russia and Texas,” Congregation Beth Israel (via Zoom), Corpus Christi, TX, January 2021.

“Through Galveston into the Hinterland: The Galveston Movement Immigrants and the Communities They Entered,” Rice University, Houston, TX, March 2020.

“From the Shtetl to San Antonio: Alexander Gurwitz of Russia and Texas,” Houston Yiddish Vinkel, Houston, TX, March 2020.

“‘Galveston Flood’: How an English Artist Made a Texas Tragedy into an American Entertainment,” Texas State Historical Association, Corpus Christi, TX, February 2019.

“The Galveston Immigration Movement: A Statistical Reevaluation,” Texas Jewish Studies Triangle, Galveston, TX, December 2018.

“From the Shtetl to San Antonio: Alexander Gurwitz of Russia and Texas,” Congregation Agudas Achim, San Antonio, TX, October 2018.

“A Yiddish Memoirist in Texas: Alexander Gurwitz and the Jewish Community of San Antonio,” Western Jewish Studies Association, San Antonio, TX, March 2018.

“From the Shtetl to San Antonio,” East Texas Historical Association conference, Galveston, TX, October 2017.

“Jim Crow and Jewish Conscience,” Summer Workshop on African American Texas History, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, July 2017.

“Jim Crow and Jewish Conscience,” Dell Jewish Community Center, Austin, TX, June 2017.

“Speak Memory: Conversations with our Grandparents,” Southern Jewish Historical Society, Natchez, MS, November 2016.

“From the Shtetl to San Antonio,” Beldon Library, San Antonio, TX, October 2016.

“From the Shtetl to San Antonio,” Dell Jewish Community Campus, Austin, TX, August 2016.

“Memories of Two Generations,” Southside Rotary Club, Corpus Christi, TX, August 2016.

“Memories of Two Generations,” Summer Academy Faculty Symposium, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX, July 2016.

“Memories of Two Generations,” Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX, July 2016.

“From the Shtetl to San Antonio,” Dallas Jewish Historical Society, Dallas, Texas, June 2016.

Memories of Two Generations: A Yiddish Life in Russia and Texas,” Texas Jewish Historical Society, Rockport, Texas, June 2016.

“From the Shtetl to San Antonio,” Temple Beth El and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, April 2016

“Alexander Gurwitz of Russia and San Antonio,” Nueces County Historical Society, March 2016

“Historical Contexts of Mexican-American Immigration,” Del Mar College Mexican-American Studies Seminar, July 2014.

“The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas,” Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, February 2014.

“The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas,” South Texas Philosophical Society, Corpus Christi, Texas, November 2013.

“Texas Jews: History, Heritage, and Myth” (Keynote Address), Latin American Jewish Studies Association 16th International Research Conference, Austin, Texas, June 2013.

“Texas Jews: Myths and Realities” (Plenary Panel), Association of Jewish Librarians Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, June 2013.

“The Chosen Folks: Writing about the Jews of Texas,” Temple Beth-El, Brownsville, Texas, November 2012.

“Alexander Gurwitz of Russia and San Antonio,” Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, Texas, August 2012.

“The Chosen Folks: Writing about the Jews of Texas,” Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington, Washington, D.C., April 2012.

“The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas,” Jewish Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South, Memphis, Tennessee, January 2012.

“Jews in Unlikely Places: From the Frontier to the Metropolis,” Congregation Emanu El, Houston, Texas, January 2012.

“Crypto-Jews and Pioneers: Early Texas Jews Between Two Worlds,” Rice University Jewish Studies Program, Houston, Texas, November 2011.

“Hava Nagila, Texas-Style: Christian Zionism and the Cornerstone Church,” Southern Jewish Historical Society, Columbia, South Carolina, October 2011.

“The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas,” Congregation Beth Israel, Houston, Texas, August 2011.

“The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas,” Texas State Historical Association, El Paso, Texas, March 2011.

“We Are the Chosen Folks: What does Texas Jewish History tell us about Texas Jews today and tomorrow?”  Dallas Jewish LearningFest, Dallas, Texas, January 2011.

“The Chosen Folks: Writing About the Jews of Texas,” Houston Jewish Book and Arts Fair, Houston, Texas, November 2010.

“The Chosen Folks: Writing About the Jews of Texas,” Congregation Beth Israel, Corpus Christi, Texas, October 2010.

“Meet the Authors” panel discussion, Southern Jewish Historical Society, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 2010.

“The Chosen Folks: Writing About the Jews of Texas,” Dallas Jewish Historical Society, Dallas, Texas, October 2010.

“The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas,” Corpus Christi Havurah, Corpus Christi, Texas, July 2010.

“The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas,” Texas Jewish Historical Society Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, April 2010.

“The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas,” University Hillel, University of Texas at Austin, April 2010.

“Outsiders on the Inside: Dallas Jews and Civil Rights.” Southern Jewish Historical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2009

“Cowboys and Indigents: Galveston Movement Recipient Communities in Texas.” Galveston Movement Symposium, Austin, Texas, September 2009.

“Conversos” and “Texas Jewish Pioneers.” Congregation Beth Israel, Corpus Christi, Texas, July 2009.

“Crypto-Jews and Pioneers: History or Heritage?” Dallas Jewish Historical Society, Dallas, Texas, February 2009.

“Alexander Ziskind Gurwitz: Yiddish Memoirist and Hebrew Teacher in Frontier Texas,” Southern Jewish Historical Society Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2007.

“Who Was the First Jew in Texas?: Problems Identifying and Understanding Early Texas Jews,” Lone Stars of David Book Tour, Houston, Texas, May 2007.

“Who Was the First Jew in Texas?: Problems Identifying and Understanding Early Texas Jews,” Lone Stars of David Book Tour, Corpus Christi, Texas, April 2007.

“Cowboys and Indigents: A History of Texas-Jewish Fiction,” Southern Jewish Historical Society Annual Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 2006.

“Imagined Frontiers: Texas Jews in Recent Works of Fiction,” American Studies Association of Texas Annual Conference, Wichita Falls, Texas, November 2005.

“Conversos and Pioneers: Do They Matter?” Lone Stars of David: A Texas Jewish History Symposium, Texas Jewish Historical Society, Austin, Texas, April 2005.

“The Interior Frontiers of Texas Jews,” Fellowship Research Presentation, Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2001.

“Miles and Miles of Texas: Immigrant Jews and Lone Star Space,” Southwestern Social Science Association, Corpus Christi, Texas, March 1998.

“Jews in Texas?” American Studies Association of Texas Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 1997.

“‘Ride ’Em, Jewboy’: Kinky Friedman and Texas Jewish Toughness,” Southern Jewish Historical Society Annual Conference, Hot Springs, Arkansas, November 1997.

“‘The Jewish Civil War’: The Texas Jewish Herald and the Crisis of National Leadership,” Western Jewish Studies Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 1996.

“Texas Jews and the New York Kehillah,” American Studies Association of Texas Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, November 1995.

“Langston Hughes and Contempo,” American Studies Association of Texas Annual Conference, San Marcos, Texas, November 1994.

As Organizer or Moderator

Moderator, Lecture by DMC Professor Dawson Barrett, “The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America,” Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX, October 2018.

Panel Moderator, “Historians at Work: An Evening with DMC Professors Mark Robbins and Derek Oden,” Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, October 2017.

Program Committee Co-Chair, Southern Jewish Historical Society annual conference  (“Crossing Borders: Southern Jews in Global Contexts”), Austin, Texas, October 2014.

Panel Moderator, “Southern Jews and Civil Rights,” Southern Jewish Historical Society, Birmingham, Alabama, November 2013.

Panel Moderator: “When the Eternal Light Goes Out: Why Synagogues Close Their Doors,” Texas Jewish Historical Society, Gainesville, Texas, October 2011.

Roundtable Moderator, “The Galveston Movement as Immigration Solution: A Centennial Retrospective.”  Galveston Movement Symposium, Austin, Texas, September 2009.

Panel Chair, “Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses,” American Studies Association of Texas Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, November 1995.

Program Committee, American Studies Association of Texas Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, November 1995.

Chair of Organizational Committee, Graduate Symposium in American Studies and American Civilization at the University of Texas at Austin, November 1994.


Honors, Awards, and Grants

Del Mar College Teacher of the Year, 2021

Aileen Creighton Award for Teaching Excellence, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX, August 2019. Video: https://youtu.be/6gfbBv2uaCU

Board member, Southern Jewish Historical Society, 2014

Research Grant, Texas Jewish Historical Society, 2013

Project Completion Grant, Southern Jewish Historical Society, 2013

Board member, Texas Jewish Historical Society, 2011–2015

Winner, Southern Jewish Historical Society Book Prize, 2011

Project Completion Grant, Southern Jewish Historical Society, 2008

Loewenstein-Wiener Research Fellowship, Jacob R. Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, 2000–2001

University of Texas Bruton Fellowship, 1998

University of Texas Thematic Fellowship in the Peoples and Cities of the Southwest, 1997

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Texas at Austin, 1989

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, University of Texas at Austin, 1989

Adele Steiner Burleson English Department Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin, 1987


 Non-Academic Employment

University of Texas School of Nursing                     September 1998 – January 1999
Academic Assistant
Worked under the direction of the Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing to design and implement a student records database that combined data retrieved from the university registrar with records originating in the Nursing School.  The project required coordination with Nursing staff as well as computer staff at offices across campus.

Office of Governor Ann W. Richards, Austin, Texas         April 1991 – August 1993
Constituent Liaison
Responsible for writing, distributing and archiving more than five thousand gubernatorial proclamations and special letters of greeting requested by constituents, elected officials and business and community leaders. Responded on behalf of the Governor to constituent opinions, concerns and requests, often helping citizens understand and maneuver the intricacies of Texas state government. Also served frequently as a volunteer for the Ann Richards Committee and attended a number of state and national political functions including the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York City.


References

Professional and personal references are readily available on request.

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