Emeritus Professors Lecture Series
The 2016 Emeritus Professors
Presented by the ACC History Department
"Lots of Law East of the Pecos"
Eastview Campus, 4301 Webberville Rd.
Multi-Purpose Room 8500
Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:30 - Noon
Theresa Jach: "It's Hell in a Texas Pen: Convict Leasing From
Reconstruction to the Gilded Age"
Theresa Jach grew up in Michigan and attended Alma College in Alma
Michigan. She earned her Ph.D from the University of Houston and has
taught in the Houston Community College system and at the University
of Houston - Clear Lake. She is the author of Huntsville
Penitentiary (2013) and co-editor of (and contributor to) Incarcerated
Women: A History of Struggles, Oppression & Resistance in
American Prisons, due out in 2017. She is a three-time winner
of the National Endowment for Humanities Fellowships (War of 1812,
Thomas Jefferson, Progress & Poverty). She was won a Faculty
Excellent award at Houston Community College and was awarded History
Teacher of the Year at the University of Houston - Clear Lake in
Kemp Dixon: "Chasing thugs, Nazis & Reds: Texas Ranger Norman
Kemp Dixon grew up in Mckinney, Elgin and Austin, Texas. He earned
his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Texas. He
has taught middle school students in Albuquerque, N.M., high school
students in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and college
students in Laredo and Austin Community College, where he has been
an adjunct professor for thirty years. He is the author of From
Plymouth Rock to Rocky Creek: A Texas Family's Remarkable Story of
Conquering Frontiers, Fighting in Indian Wars and Revolutions,
Taming Prairies, and Chasing Thugs, Nazis, and Reds: Texas
Ranger Norman K. Dixon.