Cobb, William W., Jr.
Title:
Professor of History
Office:
LA 030
Phone:
801.863.8846
Fax:
801.863.7013
Mail Code:
185
Last Updated: 7/16/14 -
EDUCATION

Ph.D., American History, University of Colorado-Boulder, May 1994.

Master of Arts, History, Colorado State University, December 1986.

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy (With High Distinction), Colorado State University, 1978.

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Professor of History, UVU, 2004 - Present.

Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, UVU, 2002-2007

Associate Professor of History, UVU, 2000 - 2004.

Assistant Professor of History, Utah Valley University, 1994 - 2000.

 

RESEARCH

Director, Vietnam Era Oral History Project, 2011 - Present.

 

CURRENT AND RECENT COLLEGE SERVICE

Coordinator, Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration (now in its 19th year)

     Keynote: 

           2013, Dr. Clarence B. Jones: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

           2012, Julian Bond, Executive Director, NAACP   

           2011, Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta

           2010, Linda Brown, of Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, 1954 

Internship Coordinator for History Majors

Faculty Representative: Student Chapter of NAACP, UVU

Faculty Advisor: Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society)

Faculty Advisor: History Club

Director: American Studies Program, UVU

Chair: Engaged Learning in the Liberal Arts (ELLA) Grants Committee, College of HSS, UVU

Chair: Retention, Tenure, Promotion Committee, History Department, UVU

Co-Chair: Turning Points in History Lecture Series, UVU.

 

RECENT CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Presenter, 7th Annual International Conference on History at the Athens Institute for Education and Research. December 2009, Athens, Greece. Paper title: "Wars of Containment and Terror: How the Pedagogy of the American War in Vietnam is Enriched by Comparisons with the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."

 

PUBLICATIONS

The American Foundation Myth in Vietnam: Reigning Paradigms and Raining Bombs, University Press of America, 1998.

 

MILITARY

U.S. Army, Military Intelligence, Saigon, RVN, 1970-1971

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honorary Society.

The American Historical Association.

The Organization of American Historians.