WHA Standing Committees

The WHA benefits from the service of members who contribute to various Standing Committees and Ad-Hoc Committees. The Standing Committees are organized as either "Operations" or "Planning" as noted below. 

Are you interested in serving on a committee or learning more? Contact the Chair of each Standing Committee to find out how you can participate or become active in the WHA!

Standing Committees for Operations:

Committee on Assault Response and Educational Strategies (CARES)
Membership Committee
  Committee on Race and the American West (CRAW)
Public History Committee
Committee on Teaching and Public Education
Technology Committee

Standing Committees for Planning:

Financial Advisory Committee 
Program Committees (2018, 2019) 
Local Arrangements Committees (2018, 2019) 

Ad-Hoc Committees:

Contingent Faculty Committee 
Fundraising Committee 

Committee on Assault Response & Educational Strategies (CARES)


 S. Deborah Kang, Chair
 California State University,
San Marcos
 Erika Pérez
 University of Arizona
 Jennifer McPherson
 Purdue University
 Jose Alamillo
 California State University,
Channel Islands

Membership Committee


 Laurie Arnold, Chair
 Gonzaga University
 Patricia Loughlin
 University of Central Oklahoma
 Melody Miyamoto Walters
 Collin College
Boyd Cothran
 York University
 Jerry Frank
University of Missouri
 Julia Stetler
 University of Wyoming
Renée Laegreid
 University of Wyoming

Committee on Race in the American West (CRAW)


Mary E. Mendoza, Chair
University of Vermont
 Karen Leong
 Arizona State University
 Katherine Benton-Cohen
Georgetown University

-CRAW Advisors-

Kevin Leonard
Western Washington University
Ernesto Chávez
University of Texas, El Paso
Erika Pérez
University of Arizona
Maria Montoya
New York University
Traci Voyles
Loyola Marymount University
Jennifer Macias
University of Utah
Pablo Mitchell
Oberlin College
Lisa Murillo
 University of Texas, El Paso
Kelly Lytle Hernandez
University of California, Los Angeles
Danielle Olden
 University of Utah
Cathleen Cahill
Pennsylvania State University

Kent Blansett
University of Nebraska Omaha

Public History Committee


Rebecca Hunt, Chair
University of Colorado, Denver
Tamsen Hert
University of Wyoming
Billy Bryans
Oklahoma State University
Jeremy Johnston
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Kathryn McKee
University of Wyoming
Jennifer Stevens
Stevens Historical Research Associates
B. Erin Cole
Minnesota Historical Society

Eric Nystrom
Arizona State University

Committee on Teaching & Public Education


Mark Johnson, Chair
University of Notre Dame
Brian S Collier
University of Notre Dame
Peter Blodgett
The Huntington Library
Steven Fountain
Washington State University
Patricial Loughling
University of Central Oklahoma
Alicia Dewey
Biola University
Andrea Radke-Moss
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Lindsey Passenger-Wieck
St. Mary's University-San Antonio
William DeStefano
Tuscon, Arizona
Linda Sargent Wood
Northern Arizona University
Andrea Mott
Western Wyoming Community College
Lindsay Marshall
University of Oklahoma
Sheila McManus
University of Lethbridge

Technology Committee


Jason Heppler, Chair
University of Nebraska at Omaha
J. Wendel Cox
Dartmouth College Library
Rebecca Wingo
Macalester College
Lindsey Passenger Wieck
St. Mary's University-San Antonio
Jana Remy
Chapman University
Leisl Carr Childers
University of Northern Iowa
Douglas Seefeldt
Ball State University
Durwood Ball
University of New Mexico

Financial Advisory Committee


 David A. Johnson, Chair
 Portland State University
 James Brooks
University of California, Santa Barbara
 Janet Fireman
Independent Scholar

Program Committees


 2018 Program Committee:
 (view full committee here)
 Kent Blansett, Co-Chair
 University of Nebraska at Omaha
 Farina King, Co-Chair
 Northeastern State University
 2019 Program Committee:
(view full committee here)
 Josh Reid, Co-Chair
 University of Washington
 Rachel St. John, Co-Chair
 University of California, Davis

Local Arrangements Committees


 2018 Local Arrangements Committee:
(view full committee here)
 Brian S Collier
 University of Notre Dame
 William Kiser
 Texas A&M University-San Antonio
 2019 Local Arrangements Committee: 
 (view full committee here)
 Michael Green, Co-Chair Andy Kirk, Co-Chair   William Bauer     
 UNLV UNLV UNLV


Sponsors and Partners


The WHA is hosted on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and benefits from the generous support of the College of Arts and Sciences.


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