H. Micheal Tarver, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities
Professor of History
407 West Q Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Dr. Tarver was the recipient of the 2007 Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship from Arkansas Tech University, a 2006 Fulbright-Hays Award for Advanced study in Mexico, a 2001-03 Fulbright Alumni Initiative Award, and a 1998-99 Fulbright Senior Scholar to Venezuela. He was also a participant in a 2004 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad for advanced study in China.
Dr. Tarver is the author/co-author of The History of Venezuela [Palgrave Essential Histories series] (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), The History of Venezuela (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005), The Rise and Fall of Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez: An Historical Examination, Volume II: The Later Years, 1973-2004 (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004), El Fracaso de un Sueno: Un Breve Analisis de la Insurgencia en Venezuela, 1960-1968 (Universidad de Los Andes Consejo de Publicaciones, 2004), and The Rise and Fall of Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez: An Historical Examination, Volume I: The Early Years, 1936-1973 (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001).
Dr. Tarver is Editor of World History Encyclopedia, Era 8: Crisis and Achievement, 1900-1945 (ABC-CLIO, 2011), and Associate Editor of The Cambridge World History of Food (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and The Cambridge World History of Human Disease (Cambridge University Press, 1993) [Kenneth F. Kiple, Editor]. He is the author of several articles and encyclopedic entries.
Among Dr. Tarver's awards and fellowships are a 2002 Special Humanities Award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and a 2001-02 Fellowship from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History. He is a past Chairman of the Gran Colombian Studies Committee of the Conference on Latin American History a past Executive Secretary of the Southeast World History Association, and a past president of the Southeast World History Association. Dr. Tarver is the immediate past Editor of the World History Bulletin and served on the Advisory Board of the 21-volume ABC-CLIO Encyclopedia of World History.
Dr. Tarver has been at Arkansas Tech since 2002.