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McArthurDr. Aaron McArthur

Associate Professor of History

History & Political Science
Witherspoon Building
407 West Q Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-0455
E-mail: amcarthur2@atu.edu

Education

BA - Idaho State University
MA - University of Nevada-Las Vegas
PHD - University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Recently Taught Courses

HIST 1903 - SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY
HIST 2013 - U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1877
HIST 2203 - INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY
HIST 3223 - LOCAL AND ORAL HISTORY
HIST 3243 - ARCHIVE AND MANUSCRIPT MGMT
HIST 3273 - DIGITAL HISTORY
HIST 4973 - INTERNSHIP
TECH 1001 - ORIENTATION TO UNIVERSITY

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Dr. Aaron McArthur was born and raised in Polson, Montana. His M.A. and Ph.D. are from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he studied the History of the U.S. West. Most of his graduate work focused on community development and the history of the Mormon Culture Region. He has been the Public History Program Director at Arkansas Tech since 2012. His first book, St. Thomas, Nevada: A History Uncovered, recounted the history of the town from its founding by Brigham Young as a place to grow cotton to its inundation by Lake Mead following the construction of Hoover Dam. It also discusses its continuing legacy as part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Dr. McArthur’s most recent publication is The Annals of the Southern Utah Mission. The Annals is a 2200-page hand-written history of southern Utah, southern Nevada, and northern Arizona from 1850 to 1900. The edited book took him over a decade to transcribe, index, and publish. He is currently finishing a book on the history of the Las Vegas, Nevada Mormon Fort.

Dr. McArthur teaches U.S. history survey courses and a full range of public history courses, including:

HIST 2203 – Introduction to Public History

HIST 3223 – Local and Oral History

HIST 3243 – Archives and Manuscript Management

HIST 3273 – Digital History

HIST 4293 – Historic Preservation

HIST 4403 – Museum Management

HIST 6013 – Local History Seminar

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