Lawrence Gundersen, PhD

Professor of History and Political Science

Lawrence Gundersen

Phone: (731) 424-3520 ext. 50408
Office: CLR 215 Q
E-Mail:

Department: Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
Dept. Phone: (731) 424-3520 ext. 50266

Education:
B.S., University of West Alabama; M.A.T., University of West Alabama; post-grad work toward M.P.A., Western Carolina University; Ph.D. The University of Memphis.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Adjunct Instructor (Political Science & Public Administration), Univ. of Tennessee, Martin, 2012-2016

Adjunct Instructor (US Urban History), The Univ. of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2010-

Prof. of History and Political Science (tenured), Jackson State C.C., Jackson, TN, 1995-

Instructor of History and Political Science, Shelby State C.C., Memphis, TN

Adjunct Instructor of History, State Technical Institute at Memphis, TN

Instructor of History and Political Science, Brevard College, Brevard, NC

Instructor of History, Shaw University, Asheville Campus, Asheville, NC

NON-TEACHING PROFESSIONAL AND NON-PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Consultant, Local, State, and National History, Jackson Film House, Inc., Jackson, TN, 2011

Consultant, Environmental Historian, Thajwas Glacier Expedition, Kashmir, India, 2009

Consultant, Environmental Historian, Kolahoi Glacier Expedition, Kashmir, India, 2008

Consultant, Virtual Immersion Project, History, Univ. of Tennessee, Martin, TN, 2006-07

Real Estate Developer, Hendersonville, NC, 1999-2007

Vice-President of Marketing, Dixie Textile, Hendersonville, NC

Fitness Instructor/Dir., Livingston-Tombigbee Reg. Med. Ctr., Livingston, AL

Electrician's Asst., Fitz Electric & Hoots Electric, Hendersonville, NC

Fitness Instructor/Director, General Electric Employees Assoc., Flat Rock, NC

Sheet Metal Worker, B&S Sheet Metal Works Inc., Hendersonville, NC

Sergeant, E-5, U.S. Army, MOS 05CA4K/05CP/05C2P/31V2P, Ft. Bragg, NC

Fish Bait Packer, Squidco Manufacturing Co., National City, CA

PUBLICATIONS:

Article, “A Reassessment of the Decline of the Khmer Empire,” International Journal of Culture and History, Vol.1 Sept. 2015.

Article, Cambodia: Sliding Toward A 'Jasmine Spring'?, in The Nation (Thailand) 31 August 2013.

Article, "The Truth Behind Climategate," in TerraGreen Magazine, Vol.2 Issue 12, published by The Energy and Resources Institute Press, India, March 2010.

Article, "West Tennessee, Cotton Cultivation, and the Environment, 1820-1860," in Situating Environmental History, ed. by Ranjan Chakrabarti, Manohar Press, India, 2007.

Book Review, Home in the Wilderness (2003), by Effie Meek Maiden, West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, 2004.

Dissertation, "Elite Young Women, Community, and Reform: A History of the Jackson Cotillion Club, 1935-1965," 2004.

Article, "West Tennessee and the Cotton Frontier, 1818-1840," West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, 1998.

College Study Guide, Welcome to American History Until 1877, 1998.

College Study Guide, Welcome to American History Since 1877, 1998.

College Study Guide, Welcome to World Civilizations I, 1998.

College Study Guide, Welcome to World Civilizations II, 1998.

COURSES TAUGHT:

American Government, State and Local Government, Tennessee History, US History to 1877, US History since 1877, Western Civilization to 1500, Western Civilization since 1500, World Civilizations to 1500, World Civilizations since 1500, and US Urban History, Public Administration, Public Policy, video courses, distance/remote courses, traditional courses, and developed/created and taught online courses.

CITATIONS:

Empire of Cotton: A Global History, by Sven Beckert. 2014

"Dissent Emerges in Cambodia:  Cambodia's Oppostion Party insists on Election Investigation," by Kremena Krumova.  Sept. 16, 2013.  Epoch Times.

"Cambodian People Free to Choose for Themselves." by Koy Kuong.  Sept. 4, 2013.  The Nation (Thailand).

"Land Value Patterns in Ames Plantation, Fayette County, Tennessee:  1825-1860," by Cailin E. Meyer.  2009 Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES:

Presenter, "Universal Access and Mobility:  A Workshop."  2017, 15th International COnference on Teaching, Education, and Learning (ICTEL), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Presenter, “Environmental and Biological Impact in the Decline of the Khmer Empire: Post-Jayavarman VII.” 2014, Ohio Valley History Conference, Clarksville, Tennessee

Guest Lecturer, “American Historical Methodology.” 2013, Quy Nhon University. Binh Dinh Province. Vietnam

Presenter, "A Post-Modern Feminist Interpretation of the Southeast Asian Sex Trade." 2012, Innovations in Research Conference, Phuket, Thailand

Presenter, "A Environmental History of Kashmir After Partition: Glaciers, Hydroelectrcity, and Water," 2012, Midwest World History Association and BIG History Conference, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Presenter, "Building the International Online College in India," 2010, The Hassan Foundation, Washington, DC

Presenter, "West Tennessee, Cotton, and the Environment," 2009 Hardemann Co. Historical Society, Bolivar, TN

Presenter, "A History of Hydroelectric Power in the United States: Benefits and Pitfalls," 2009, International Workshop on Jammu and Kashmir Energy Challenges, Univ. of Kashmir, India.

Guest Lecturer, "Writing and Developing the Environmental History of Kashmir Since Partition," 2008, Univ. of Kashmir, India.

Frontier Lecture, "A Comparative Study of Historic Indian and American Agricultural Catastrophes: Traditional Cotton Cultivation, Modern Intensive Agri-Business, and the Environment," 2008, Univ. of Calicut, India.

Presenter, "Will Genetically Modified Crops Feed the World?" 2008 International Seminar - History of the Environment of South Asia, Jadavpur Univ., India.

Guest Lecturer, "The Anti-Federalist Arguments for a More Numerous House of Representative and the Evolution of an Oligarchy in the U.S. House," 2007, Indian Institute for Historical Studies, Kolkata, India.

Presenter, "The Association of South Asian Environmental Historians," 2006, International Seminar on History of Waters in South Asia: Climate, Ecology, Deforestation, Agriculture and the Management of Nature, Jadavpur Univ., India.

Presenter, "West Tennessee, Cotton Cultivation, and the Environment: 1820-1860," 2005, International Seminar on Situating the History of Environment: The Territory of Historians, Jadavpur Univ.

Presenter, "Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the College History Classroom: Capturing and Embedding Real-Time Video in PowerPoint to Stimulate Student Understanding and Comprehension Without Violating Copyright," 2004, Tennessee Conference of Historians, Univ. of Memphis, TN.

Presenter, "Building Effective Instructional Websites With Security And Vision" 1999, League for Innovations in Community Colleges Conference, Chicago, Il.

Presenter, "West Tennessee Cotton Production 1820-60," 1997, Tennessee Conference of Historians, Univ. of Tennessee, Martin, TN.

EDITORIAL WORK/REVIEW PANELS:

Edited Book with Syed Iqbal Hasnain, The Environment of Kashmir, published by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), Delhi, India, due in 2018.

Professional Review, of Conflicts and Connections: A Concise World History, brief ed., section Two, "The Transformation of Civilizations, 200-1200." by Edward H. Judge and John W. Langdon, 2003.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Keynote Speaker, 2012 Midwest World History Association and BIG History Joint Conference, Gerald Ford Presidential Library, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fulbright Senior Specialist, 2011-2016

Virtus Training (Certified), 2009

Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering (Alpinist), 2008

Innovations Award in Distance Education (online education), Tennessee Board of Regents, 1999

Kappa Delta Pi, National Honor Society in Education (graduate school), 1995

Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in the Social Sciences (graduate school), 1991

Dean's List (4x undergarduate), NCAA Football, Div. II, Gulf South Conference

National Dean's List (undergraduate)

Military - Honorable Discharge, School of the Americas, Arctic Warfare School, 18th Airborne Corp Color Guard, Good Conduct Medal, Air Movement Operations School, Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, John F. Kennedy Institute for Military Assistance, Special Forces Warfare School, Basic Airborne Course, US Army Communications School

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS:

Global Association for Humanities and Social Science Research, Life Member, 2017-

World History Association, 2012

Jackson State Community College-AAUP, Founding Secretary, 2009-11

United States-India Basic Education Foundation, Co-Founder and Treasurer, 2008-10

Assoc. of South Asian Environmental Historians, Co-Founder and Treasurer, 2006-08

West Tennessee Historical Society, Vice-President (Web Manager, 1998-2010), 1998-

West Tennessee Historical Society, Executive Board, 1996-98

Cotton Museum of the South, Executive Board, 1996-2000

Southern Historical Association, Member, 1995-

Tennessee Political Science Association, 1994-96

American Indian Council of Tennessee, Advisor, 1993-95

National Association of Scholars, Member, 1992-95

PROFESSIONAL TRIPS:

16 June-19 June 2017, Research on Champa Towers of Southern Vietnam

16 May-27 May 2017, Sponsored by Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee COnsortium for International Studies Grant, Service Learning and International Education Integration, Cape Town, South Africa

2 July-18 July 2015, Research on Champa Towers of Southern Vietnam

7 July- 2 August 2013, Research on Champa Towers of Southern Vietnam

26 June-5 July 2013, Research on The Killing Fields, Angkor, Banteay Chhmar & Banteay Torp Temple Complexes, Northwest Cambodia

8-23 May 2012, Research on Banteay Chhmar & Banteay Torp Buddhist Temple Complexes, Northwest Cambodia

2-4 January 2012, The History of Cambodia and the Future, Pannasastra University of Cambodia (Siem Reap Campus), Cambodia, Sponsored by the World History Association. Chair, Cambodia's Environmental and Southeast Asian History

12-28 May 2009, International Workshop on Jammu and Kashmir Energy Challenges, Univ. of Kashmir, India, Sponsored by Vice Chancellor R. Punjabi and Dept. of Geology; Thajwas Glacier Expedition, Sponsored by Univ. of Kashmir, Dept. of Geology, Jammu and Kashmir, India

20 July-5 Aug 2008, Kolahoi Glacier Expedition, Sponsored by The Energy and Resources Institute, Haryana; Univ. of Kashmir, Sponsored by the Dept. of Geology, Jammu and Kashmir, India

10-19 March 2008, Frontier Lecturer, Univ. of Calicut, Sponsored by the Dept. of Languages and Philosophy, Kerala; Jadavpur Univ., Sponsored by the Dept. of History, West Bengal, India

9-18 March 2007, Jadavpur Univ., Sponsored by the Dept. of History, the Association of South Asian Environmental Historians, the Indian Institute for Historical Studies, and the University Grants Commission, West Bengal, India

8-17 March 2006, Jadavpur Univ., Sponsored by the Dept. of History and University Grants Commission, West Bengal, India

3-15 March 2005, Jadavpur Univ., Sponsored by the Dept of History and University Grants Commission, West Bengal, India

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Middle School Soccer Coach, 7 years and 12 seasons exp., 2009 West Tennessee Regional Middle School Soccer Conference (girls) Championship, 2009 West Tennessee Regional South Division (girls) Championship, and 2009 Jackson-Madison County District (girls) Championship Teams

Sponsor, College Service Learning and West Tennessee Historic Preservation, 10 years exp., sites located with Green Frog Village, Bells, Tennessee, with Big Black Creek Historical Society, Denmark, Tennessee, with Civil War Preservation Trust, Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association, Parker's Crossroads, Tennessee, and with Shiloh National Battlefield Park, Shiloh, Tennessee, Knights of Columbus (Council 1101)

Asst. Sponsor, Lexington Area Student Service Organization, JSCC Campus, Lexington, TN, 2012-15

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