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Thomas A. Britten

Dr. Thomas A. Britten

Dr. Thomas A. Britten
Associate Professor



Thomas A. Britten, Ph.D. Texas Tech University, Associate Professor of History. Britten is a specialist in U.S. History and has taught at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa and at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. He came to UTB-TSC in 2002. His research interest is in Native American History and in the evolution of the federal government’s Indian policy. He is the author of The Lipan Apaches: People of Wind and Lightning (University of New Mexico Press, 2009), American Indians in World War One (University of New Mexico Press, 1998), and A Brief History of the Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts (Edwin Mellon Press, 1999). He has also served as the editor of the Journal of South Texas (2006-2010). Britten enjoys teaching and likes to experiment with new strategies and technologies. He currently employs audience responders (clickers) in his U.S. History Survey classes and is developing ways to promote critical thinking in his classes.


Ph.D. from Texas Tech University
MA from Hardin-Simmons University
BA from Texas Tech University

CV/VITAE: Britten Vitae

Classes Taught:

US History Survey I
US History Survey II
Era of Sectional Conflict
Formative Period in US History
Diplomatic History
US History Senior Seminar

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

US History
Graduate courses

Previous Experience:

Arkansas Tech University
Briar Cliff College


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Room: M1.130C


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