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Expert of the Month: James Mills

Expert of the Month: James Mills


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James Mills has always had a passion for the history of his home town, Brownsville, Texas. A graduate of UTB/TSC, Mills holds an M.A.I.S. in history and enjoys researching the U.S.-Mexican War, Fort Brown, and the American Civil War along the Rio Grande River. He passes his passion for those subjects on to his students. He has taught U.S. History, Texas History, the Emergence of Modern America, the History of Spain, and the American History Senior Seminar. His publications include "Irregulars: Guerrilla and Ranchero Warfare in South Texas and Northern Mexico during the Mexican-American War," "The United States Military Occupation of Matamoros, Mexico, 1846-1848," "The Arkansas Volunteers in the Mexican War: Their Participation, Their Controversy, Their History," "Mayor and Commissioner Henry Gonzalez," "A Brief Look at the Political Career of Ygnacio Garza," and "Jim Mills: from West Texas farmer to South Texas Mayor." Most recently, Mills has edited a collection of primary sources entitled Documenting the American Past, for use in survey courses. Mills is the adviser for history education majors, the facilitator for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards, and is also a member of the board of directors for the Brownsville Historical Association. He is the recipient of the A.S.P.I.R.E. teaching award, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development award, the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.



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Expert of the Month: James Mills