Dr. Jeannette W. Cockroft

Associate Professor
Political Science
office: A.C. Schreiner 205Faculty Bio: Jeannette W. Cockroft
phone: (830) 792-7267
email:  jcockroft@schreiner.edu

Classes Taught
HIST 1301 (pre-Civil War American history)
HIST 1302 (post-Civil War)
HIST 3313 (American women’s history)
HIST 3361 (Modern East Asian history)
HIST 4360 (Discourses/Senior capstone course)
HIST 4399 (Senior thesis)
POLS 2301 (US/Texas government)
POLS 3384 (Regional studies: Asia)
“Dwight D. Eisenhower, Margaret Chase Smith and the Reconstruction of the Republican Party”, National Social Science Association Professional Development Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October 19-21,2008

“The Transformative Power of Work and Place: The Early Life of Margaret Chase Smith”, Rural Heritage Institute, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT, June 10-15, 2008

“Declaration of Conscience as a Declaration of Self: The Autobiography of Margaret Chase Smith”, International Society for Educational Biography, Chicago, April 23-26, 2008

“The Road Not Taken: Eisenhower’s Party and Sen. Margaret Chase Smith”, Mid-American Conference on History, Lawrence, KS, Sept 22-24, 2005

“An Historical Overview of American Public Education”, Suzhou Education College, Suzhou, China June 29, 2002

“Gender and Politics in the United States: Why More Women Don’t Hold Elective Office,” University of the Philippines, Los Banos, February 2, 2002

“Differences Between the American and the Chinese College Experience”, Suzhou University, Suzhou, China, December 19, 2001

“Margaret Chase Smith and the Struggle for Political Legitimacy in the 1950s”, Fifth Southern Conference on Women’s History, University of Richmond, June 15-17, 2000

“Margaret Chase Smith and the Struggle for Political Legitimacy”, Texas A&M University, March 3, 1999

“A Southern First Lady Redefines the Role”, review of Rosalynn Carter: Equal Partner in the White House,” Scott Kaufmann, (University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, KS, 2007) http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=22924  (November 2008); Review of American Reformers, 1870-1920: Progressives in Word and Deed, Steven L. Piott (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., NY, 2006) Teaching History, vol.32, no.2, Fall 2006); Review of Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal, Patrick Jordan, ed. (The Liturgical Press: Collegeville, MN, 2002), Mystics Quarterly, December 2003,152-153

Delta Kappa Gamma, International Honor Society for Women Educators, Eta Xi Chapter; Honorary Member, Schreiner University Chapter, Alpha Lambda Delta; Schreiner University Academic Advisor of the Year, 2006; Who’s Who in American Education, 7th edition, 2006-2007; Who's Who in America, Millennium edition; Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 26th edition, 1999-2000; Who's Who of American Women, 21st edition, 1999-2000
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, Ph.D. in History; Dissertation: “Margaret Chase Smith and the Struggle for Political Legitimacy, 1920s-1950s”

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
M.A. in Political Science

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A. in East Asian Language and Cultures, cum laude

Teaching Experience
Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas
Associate Professor of History and Political Science, Sept 2002-present
American history survey course: pre-Civil War and post-Civil War; American women’s history; Senior capstone seminar; historiography; Modern East Asian history; East Asian politics American/Texas government

Hangzhou Babel Language Center/Huipu Educational Group, Hangzhou, China, Summer Faculty
Curriculum development and implementation; Reinforcement of English writing, reading, and conversational skills; Intensive summer camp environment with Chinese upper middle school students

Suzhou University-Marshall University Joint Language Institute, Suzhou, China,
Director, Joint Language Institute; Curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; Designed and taught courses in conversational English, study habits and American classroom survival
Taught English composition and research skills; Mentor junior Institute faculty
Program co-ordination with Chinese faculty advisor

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, Instructor
American history survey course: Pre-Civil War and Post-Civil War; International student sections; Blinn College, Bryan, Texas; Instructor American national government Texas state and local government

Related Experience
AP US History Exam, June 11-19, 2007, Louisville, KY
Reader - Participated in national evaluation of high school students’ essays written for the Advanced placement exam

Professional Affiliations
American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
National Council for Public History
Association for Asian Studies
Friends Association for Higher Education
International Professor Project (Fellow)
Southern Association of Women Historians