Faculty Profile

Alex Mendoza

Title
Associate Professor
Department
History
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Texas Tech University, 2002.
Major: History
MA, Texas A&M International, 1998.
Major: History
BS, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993.
Major: Kinesiology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

HIST 2610.031, United States History to 1865, Summer 2021
HIST 2610.777, United States History to 1865, Summer 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

HIST 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
HIST 4641.001, History of U.S. Military in 20th Century, Spring 2021 Syllabus
HIST 6940.755, Individual Research, Spring 2021 Syllabus
HIST 5100.001, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2021 Syllabus
HIST 6950.714, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
HIST 4170.001, History of Tejanos/as, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.006, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2610.031, United States History to 1865, Summer 5W2 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2610.888, United States History to 1865, Summer 5W2 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
HIST 4170.001, History of Tejanos/as, Spring 2020 Syllabus
HIST 5220.001, Studies in United States Military/Diplomatic History, Spring 2020 Syllabus
HIST 4261.831, Topics in US History, Spring 3W1 2020 Syllabus
HIST 6950.714, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
HIST 2610.031, United States History to 1865, Summer 5W2 2019 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2610.888, United States History to 1865, Summer 5W2 2019 SPOT
HIST 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
HIST 6950.714, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
HIST 4640.001, Early United States Military History to 1815, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6940.715, Individual Research, Fall 2018
HIST 2610.012, United States History to 1865, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2610.032, United States History to 1865, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2610.033, United States History to 1865, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.711, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2018
HIST 6900.809, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2018
HIST 4261.031, Topics in US History, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.888, Topics in US History, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus
HIST 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
HIST 4170.001, History of Tejanos/as, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6940.755, Individual Research, Spring 2018
HIST 2620.009, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.714, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
HIST 5100.001, Seminar in United States History, Fall 2017 SPOT
HIST 4860.001, The Civil War and Reconstruction, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.031, Topics in US History, Summer 5W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
HIST 6900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2017
HIST 4261.002, Topics in US History, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.004, Topics in US History, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6940.715, Individual Research, Fall 2016
HIST 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2016
HIST 4261.001, Topics in US History, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.002, Topics in US History, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2610.001, United States History to 1865, Summer 5W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5950.707, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
HIST 5110.002, Studies in United States History, Spring 2016 SPOT
HIST 4261.002, Topics in US History, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2015
HIST 4860.001, The Civil War and Reconstruction, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.004, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.810, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2015
HIST 4261.001, Topics in US History, Summer 5W2 2015 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5100.004, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2015
HIST 2610.010, United States History to 1865, Spring 2015 Syllabus
HIST 4261.002, Topics in US History, Fall 2014 Syllabus
HIST 4261.003, Topics in US History, Fall 2014 Syllabus
HIST 2620.001, United States History Since 1865, Summer 5W1 2014 Syllabus
HIST 5900.721, Special Problems, Spring 2014
HIST 5900.762, Special Problems, Spring 2014
HIST 4261.002, Topics in US History, Spring 2014 Syllabus
HIST 2620.004, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2014 Syllabus
HIST 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2013
HIST 4261.002, Topics in US History, Fall 2013 Syllabus
HIST 2610.011, United States History to 1865, Fall 2013 Syllabus
HIST 5900.721, Special Problems, Spring 2013
HIST 4260.003, Topics in History, Spring 2013 Syllabus
HIST 2620.008, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2013 Syllabus
HIST 2620.014, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2013 Syllabus
HIST 2685.002, Honors United States History Since 1865, Fall 2012 Syllabus
HIST 6900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2012
HIST 4261.002, Topics in US History, Fall 2012 Syllabus
HIST 2610.012, United States History to 1865, Fall 2012 Syllabus
HIST 4660.001, Evolution of Warfare from Napoleon, Spring 2012 Syllabus
HIST 5900.721, Special Problems, Spring 2012
HIST 2620.008, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2012 Syllabus
HIST 2620.011, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2012 Syllabus
HIST 6940.715, Individual Research, Fall 2011
HIST 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2011
HIST 6900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2011
HIST 4261.004, Topics in US History, Fall 2011
HIST 2620.007, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2011
HIST 2620.009, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2011
HIST 5900.722, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
HIST 5900.721, Special Problems, Spring 2011
HIST 6900.753, Special Problems, Spring 2011
HIST 4261.004, Topics in US History, Spring 2011
HIST 2620.008, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2011
HIST 2610.009, United States History to 1865, Spring 2011
HIST 2610.012, United States History to 1865, Fall 2010
HIST 2610.014, United States History to 1865, Fall 2010
HIST 2610.015, United States History to 1865, Fall 2010

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Mendoza, A. (2013). Chickamauga 1863: Rebel Breakthrough.
Mendoza, A. (2012). Texans at War: A New Military History of the Lone Star State.
Mendoza, A. (2008). Struggle for Command: General James Longstreet and the First Corps in the West.
Book Chapter
Mendoza, A. (2012). "Tejanos at War: A History of Mexican Texans and Warfare".
Mendoza, A. (2012). "The First Corps and the Loss of Lookout Mountain".
Mendoza, A. (2010). "The Censure of D.H. Hill: Daniel Harvey Hill and the Chickamauga Campaign".
Mendoza, A. (2009). "A Terrible Baptism by Fire: Stuart's Defense of the Union Left".
Mendoza, A. (2008). "Causes Lost But Not Forgotten: George Washington Littlefield, Jefferson Davis, and the Confederate Statues at The University of Texas at Austin".
Mendoza, A. (2006). "Beating the Odds: Mexican American Distance Runners in Texas, 1950-1995".
Journal Article
Mendoza, A. (2014). “Two Roads to Chickamauga: The Impact of Local Attachments on the Civil War Careers of Richard M. Gano and Jerome B. Robertson”.
Mendoza, A. (2013). "'The Vision of Littlefield Preserved': Memorializing the Confederacy at the University of Texas at Austin". Journal of the West. 51(2), 49-59.
Mendoza, A. (2012). "'I Know No Other Country': Mexican Texans and the Wars of the Twentieth Century, 1917-1970".
Mendoza, A. (2011). "'An Example for the Rest of Texas in the Way of Celebrations': Laredo's Border Olympics and the Move towards Modernization".
Mendoza, A. (2011). "'I Know No Other Country,': Tejanos and the American Wars of the Twentieth Century, 1917-1975".
Mendoza, A. (2010). "A Bitter Disappointment: Braxton Bragg's Vendetta Against James Longstreet".
Mendoza, A. (2009). "The Building of an East Texas Barrio: A Brief Overview of the Creation of a Mexican American Community in Tyler".
Magazine/Trade Publication
Mendoza, A. (2009). "Machinations in the Confederate High Command: Gen. Braxton Bragg's Campaign to Discredit James Longstreet".
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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