Guthrie named an A&M System Regents Professor

Dr. Christopher E. Guthrie

Tarleton State University

Thursday, September 26, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Dr. Christopher E. Guthrie, professor of history and head of the social sciences department at Tarleton State University, has been nominated as one of 13 faculty members from across the Texas A&M University System as a recipient of the 2012-2013 Regents Professor Award.

Guthrie’s nomination for the prestigious award was announced by A&M System Chancellor John Sharp on Sept. 20. The board of regents is expected to confirm the honor at its upcoming fall 2013 board meeting.

“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Dr. Chris Guthrie,” said Dr. Karen Murray, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs. “This is the most prestigious faculty award at Tarleton, and he joins a very distinguished group of Tarleton professors. Chris’ contributions to Tarleton and our students have been numerous but his most recent service as one of our inaugural Faculty Fellows, and the enthusiasm that he brought to that role, has had great impact on our institution.”

Guthrie joined the Tarleton faculty in 1982 as an assistant professor of history. Since his arrival he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from history of western civilization, the French Revolution and imperial Russia, to special topics in modern European history.

During his more than three decades at Tarleton, Guthrie has authored or had scholarly articles appear in more than 15 publications, including a book, “The Legacy of John Tarleton: The History of Tarleton State University, 1899-1999.” He has reviewed 13 books and journals, and presented 10 papers at various conferences held across the United States.

Guthrie has been the recipient of numerous honors, awards, fellowships and research grants during his tenure at Tarleton, including serving as a faculty fellow for the Center for Instructional Innovation, winner of the Dick Smith Spirit Award, recipient of the Minnie Stevens Piper Outstanding Professor Award for Teaching Excellence and the Jack and Louise Arthur Excellence in Teaching Award, the O.A. Grant Excellence in Teaching Award, among others.

A native of Chicago, Guthrie received his bachelor of arts in political science, master of arts in modern European history and Ph.D. in French history, all from Northern Illinois University. He also received additional training during a seminar on the French Revolution at L ‘Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris.

His professional affiliations include membership in the American Historical Association, the Historical Society, Society for Utopian Studies, Social Science Research Council, Society for French Historical Studies, Western Society for French History, Society for the Study of French History, the International Society for the Study of Labor and Working Class History, and the Institut d’Histoire Sociale du Department de l’Aude.

To date, 166 A&M System faculty members have been recognized with the Regents Professor Award and 96 agency professionals have received the Regents Fellow Service Award. A total of nine Tarleton faculty members have received the honor, including: Dr. Jack P. Russell (1997), director of business information engineering; Dr. William T. “Tom” Pilkington (2000), university scholar for literature and professor of English; Dr. Brad Chilton Jr. (2001), professor of business systems; Dr. James Kirby (2004), professor of mathematics; Dr. Don M. Beach (2008), professor of educational leadership; Dr. Pam Littleton (2010), professor of mathematics; Dr. Mallory Young, professor of English and languages (2011), and Dr. Joe W. Gillespie, professor of kinesiology (2012).


Tarleton State University
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