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Dr. Jeannette W. Cockroft

Faculty Bio: Jeannette W. CockroftAssociate Professor of History & Political Science

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)  (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