The 2006 Emeritus Professors Lecture Series
A Rebellious and Revolutionary Generation


Frank Cronin has worked at Austin Community College since 1987 as a tutor, part-time, and full-time instructor in the Developmental Writing Department. He also teaches ESL Writing and Grammar as well as study skills through the Transition to College Success course. Over the years, he has served on committees with the Austin Independent School District, first on the District Advisory Council and then the Campus Advisory Councils at both Johnson and McCallum High Schools. He has also served as a board member of a Central Texas ESL teachers group. Since an early age, Professor Cronin has been studying the many facets of Benjamin Franklin’s life. Earlier this year, he did research for this presentation in Philadelphia at the Library Company and the American Philosophical Society, both founded by Franklin.

Zoe Irene Vansandt
has been a Professor of History at Austin Community College since 1989, and holds a BA in Political Philosophy from the University of Dallas, a MAT in Community College Education from Mississippi State University, and a M.Ed. in Counseling from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State-San Marcos). Among other courses, she regularly teaches Women’s History at the Riverside Campus.
Her interest in women’s history and gender studies began in the 1970s when she was in high school and college. A year on the West Coast contrasted with five years in the Deep South during the 1980s convinced her that there was still work to be done toward gender equity. She is a volunteer who lends her historical expertise to local organizations such as the Isis Institute of Women’s Studies and is a frequent presenter at conferences of professional groups such as the Southern Association of Women Historians.

Dr. Cameron Addis
, better known to his colleagues as “Cam,” holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. An instructor at Austin Community College while completing doctoral work in the 1990s, Cam subsequently served as Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Texas A & M University (2001-2004) before returning to ACC as Associate Professor of History. His articles and essays have appeared in scholarly publications ranging from the Journal of the Early Republic to the Journal of Texas Music History. His recent monograph, Jefferson’s Vision of Education, 1760-1845, is available from Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. of New York City.