Amy M. Porter, Ph.D.
Main Campus, Rm. 335
Office: (210) 784-2208
Dr. Amy Porter's research focuses on women and inheritance in the Spanish and Mexican southwestern borderlands from 1750 to 1846. Using Spanish wills, Dr. Porter examines women's economic and social roles in their families and societies. Her current book project, entitled Women's Lives in the Spanish American Borderlands, is being revised for publication. Dr. Porter holds a Ph.D. in History from Southern Methodist University (2004) and a B.A. from Austin College (1998). She teaches courses on early America, Women, Texas, and the American West. Dr. Porter is the faculty advisor for the campus chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor's Society.
William S. Bush, Ph.D.
Main Campus, Rm. 314
Office: (210) 784-2200
Dr. William Bush's research focuses on the history of children and youth and their often troubled place in American society. His book project, Who Gets a Childhood?: Race and Juvenile Justice in Twentieth Century Texas (University of Georgia, 2010), examines the emergence of separate cultural and policy categories for adolescents according to race and class. He has also edited and written a new introduction for a republished book from the 1950s, The Circle of Guilt (University Press of Mississippi, 2007), which analyzes the role of media violence and ethnic discrimination in a notorious teenage murder case in New York City. Currently, he is working on an edited anthology, Ages of Anxiety: Juvenile Delinquency in Global Perspective, compiling historical studies of juvenile justice and juvenile delinquency outside the United States.
Dr. Bush teaches courses on modern U.S. History, Historical Research Methods, and U.S. Social and Cultural History. He earned his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin (2004), an M.A. in History from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (1997), and a B.A. in History from the University of New Orleans (1995).
Dr. Bush is also the judging coordinator for San Antonio Regional History Day, an annual competition of about 600 middle and high school students in five categories of historical presentations.
Edward B. Westermann, Ph.D.
Main Campus, Rm. 334
Office: (210) 784-2213
A widely published scholar of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany, Dr. Westermann earned his Ph.D. in European and Military History from UNC-Chapel Hill and taught as an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of History at the US Air Force Academy. Dr. Westermann has won several prestigious research awards, including a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Berlin and a research fellowship at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as the Scholar-in-Residence at the San Antonio Holocaust Memorial Center, as the Humanities program coordinator at TAMU-SA, and as the faculty advisor for our campus chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honors Society. Dr. Westermann teaches courses on European History, Military History, Historical Research Methods, as well as the history of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany.