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James B. Sullivan

Dr. James B. Sullivan

Dr. James B. Sullivan



Professor Sullivan began teaching history at Texas Southmost College with a Master’s degree after serving as a First Lieutenant in the US army, including service in Vietnam. Upon receiving a leave of absence from TSC, he completed a Ph.D. in history at the University Houston in 1985. His publications include A New Mexican Family: Tafoya~Sullivan and the Origins of Sierra County, New Mexico. In 2002, he received the Gemots Award from the Dona Ana Historical Society for the best articles published in the Southern New Mexico Historical Review: “The Origin of Sierra County: Political and Economic Roots” and “Technology, Politicos and the Decline of a Sierra County Seat: Hillsboro, 1884-1939.” He teaches a variety of US history courses both at the undergraduate and graduate level s, and has a keen interest in intellectual history. Professor Sullivan has completed a manuscript: Sage of New Orleans: James K. Feibleman: Philosopher, Teacher and Secular Moralist based in part upon his Ph.D. dissertation.


A.A. Liberal Arts, New Mexico Military Institute
M.A., B.A. & Ph.D. History University of Houston

CV/VITAE: Sullivan Vitae

Classes Taught:

Undergraduate Classes:
US History: Civil War
US History: Gilded Age
US History: Modern America
US History: Colonial America
US History: American Intellectual History
Western Civilization Survey
World History Survey
Introductory Philosophy
Graduate Classes:
US History: Formative Period in US History
US History: Colonial America
US History: History of the American West

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Generalist in US History with particular interest in American Intellectual History and the History of the American West

Previous Experience:

Taught in Houston Public Schools: Furr-Junior-Senior High
Taught at University of Houston as Graduate Teaching Assistant
Taught at North Harris County Community College While in Graduate School

Office Hours - spring 2012

Monday - Wednesday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Office: MRCS 312
Phone: (956) 882-8838
Fax: (956) 882-8260

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