Faculty Profile

Michael Wise

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

    

Education

PhD, University of Minnesota, 2012.
Major: History
MA, Montana State University, 2007.
Major: History
BA, Whitman College, 2004.
Major: History

Current Scheduled Teaching*

HIST 6950.727, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
HIST 5940.001, Historical Bibliography, Fall 2021 Syllabus
HIST 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 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 4271.031, Hollywood and the Wild West, Summer 5W1 2021 Syllabus
HIST 5110.001, Studies in United States History, Summer 5W1 2021
HIST 6940.720, Individual Research, Spring 2021
HIST 5100.003, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2021 SPOT
HIST 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2021
HIST 5940.001, Historical Bibliography, Fall 2020 SPOT
HIST 6000.001, Historiography, Fall 2020 SPOT
HIST 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2020
HIST 5900.744, Special Problems, Fall 2020
HIST 6900.705, Special Problems, Fall 2020
HIST 4275.031, American Environmental History, Summer 3W1 2020 SPOT
HIST 4271.031, Hollywood and the Wild West, Summer 5W1 2020 SPOT
HIST 5900.716, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2020
HIST 6900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2020
HIST 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
HIST 6940.720, Individual Research, Spring 2020
HIST 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2020
HIST 6950.727, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
HIST 5940.001, Historical Bibliography, Fall 2019 SPOT
HIST 6000.001, Historiography, Fall 2019 SPOT
HIST 5100.002, Seminar in United States History, Fall 2019 SPOT
HIST 5900.744, Special Problems, Fall 2019
HIST 4271.031, Hollywood and the Wild West, Summer 5W2 2019 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.006, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2019
HIST 5900.716, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2019
HIST 5900.806, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2019
HIST 5900.889, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2019
HIST 5950.702, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
HIST 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2018
HIST 5950.712, Master's Thesis, Fall 2018
HIST 5900.744, Special Problems, Fall 2018
HIST 4270.001, The American West, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.031, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2610.007, United States History to 1865, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4271.031, Hollywood and the Wild West, Summer 3W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4275.001, American Environmental History, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6940.720, Individual Research, Spring 2018
HIST 5950.702, Master's Thesis, Spring 2018
HIST 5100.001, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2018 SPOT
HIST 4900.707, Special Problems, Spring 2018
HIST 5900.718, Special Problems, Spring 2018
HIST 5950.712, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
HIST 5110.002, Studies in United States History, Fall 2017 SPOT
HIST 4261.004, Topics in US History, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.001, Topics in US History, Summer 3W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5950.702, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
HIST 4261.005, Topics in US History, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.009, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5950.712, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
HIST 5950.727, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
HIST 5900.744, Special Problems, Fall 2016
HIST 4261.006, Topics in US History, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2610.009, United States History to 1865, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5950.702, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
HIST 4261.005, Topics in US History, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.011, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2015
HIST 4900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2015
HIST 5110.002, Studies in United States History, Fall 2015 SPOT
HIST 4261.001, Topics in US History, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6940.724, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2015
HIST 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2015
HIST 5900.718, Special Problems, Spring 2015
HIST 4260.001, Topics in History, Spring 2015 Syllabus
HIST 4261.002, Topics in US History, Spring 2015 Syllabus
HIST 2620.005, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2015 Syllabus
HIST 4900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2014
HIST 5110.002, Studies in United States History, Fall 2014
HIST 4261.001, Topics in US History, Fall 2014 Syllabus
HIST 5900.806, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2014
HIST 6900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2014
HIST 6900.805, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2014
HIST 5950.754, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
HIST 5100.003, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2014
HIST 4261.001, Topics in US History, Spring 2014 Syllabus
HIST 2620.013, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2014 Syllabus
HIST 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2013
HIST 5110.001, Studies in United States History, Fall 2013
HIST 4261.001, Topics in US History, Fall 2013 Syllabus
HIST 5900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2013
HIST 5110.001, Studies in United States History, Spring 2013
HIST 4260.002, Topics in History, Spring 2013 Syllabus
HIST 2620.013, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2013 Syllabus
HIST 4261.001, Topics in US History, Fall 2012 Syllabus
HIST 2610.005, United States History to 1865, Fall 2012 Syllabus

* 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
Wise, M., Wallach, J. J. (2016). The Routledge History of American Foodways.
Wise, M. (2016). Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies Frontcountry. University of Nebraska Press.
Book Chapter
Wise, M. (2017). The Place that Feeds You: Allotment and the Struggle for Blackfeet Food Sovereignty. Food Across Borders, eds. Melanie Dupuis, Matthew Garcia, and Don Mitchell. Rutgers University Press.
Wise, M. (2016). Meat. The Routledge History of American Foodways. 97-112.
Book Review
Wise, M. (2020). Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health, eds. by Devon Mihesuah and Elizabeth Hoover. Western Historical Quarterly. 51(3), 343-344.
Wise, M. (2020). Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America, by Joshua Specht. Southwestern Historical Quarterly. 123(3), 371-373.
Wise, M. (2019). The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy's Great Gamble, by James E. Sherow. 100(4), 251-252.
Wise, M. (2019). Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America, by Michele Currie Navakas. The Journal of American History. 106(3), 729-730.
Wise, M. (2018). Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones: A Food History of the Southwest, by Gregory McNamee. Western Historical Quarterly. 49(484-485), .
Wise, M. (2017). Wild by Nature: North American Animals Confront Colonization. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Wise, M. (2017). Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon's Wolf Country by Aimee Lyn Eaton. Pacific Northwest Quarterly. 108(2/3), 105-106.
Wise, M. (2017). Vanishing America: Species Extinction, Racial Peril, and the Origins of American Conservation by Miles A. Powell. Environmental History. 22(4), 763-764.
Wise, M. (2017). Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West, by Frank Van Nuys. Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. 115(2), 300-301.
Wise, M. (2017). Epiphany in the Wilderness: Hunting, Nature, and Performance in the Nineteenth-Century American West, by Karen R. Jones. Western Historical Quarterly. 48(1), 92-93.
Wise, M. (2015). Downwind: A People's History of the Nuclear West, by Sarah Alisabeth Fox. Southwestern Historical Quarterly. 119(2), .
Wise, M. (2014). Blackfoot Redemption: A Blood Indian's Story of Murder, Confinement, and Imperfect Justice, by William Farr. Journal of American Ethnic History. 33(3), 110-111.
Wise, M. (2014). Eating the Landscape: American Indian Studies of Food, Identity, and Resilience, by Enrique Salmón. Agricultural History. 88(3), 446-448.
Wise, M. (2013). Amskapi Pikuni: The Blackfeet People, by Clark Wissler and Alice Beck Kehoe. Canadian Journal of Native Studies. 33(1), 249-250.
Journal Article
Wise, M. (2017). Seeing Like a Stomach: Food, the Body, and Jeffersonian Exploration in the Near Southwest, 1804-1807. Southwestern Historical Quarterly. 120(4), 463-491.
Wise, M. (2013). Killing Montana's Wolves: Stockgrowers, Bounty Bills, and the Uncertain Difference Between Predator and Producer. Montana: The Magazine of Western History. 63, .
Wise, M. (2011). Colonial Beef and the Blackfeet Reservation Slaughterhouse, 1879-1895. Radical History Review. (110), .
Scholarly Note
Wise, M. (2017). Native Foods and the Colonial Gaze. Process: The Official Blog of the Journal of American History. http://www.processhistory.org/wise-native-foods/

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Wise, M., "Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation Fellowship," Sponsored by The Huntington Library, Private, Funded. (20182019).
Grant - Research
Wallach, J. J., Wise, M., "Developing a Food Studies Mentoring Network," Sponsored by UNT Office of Facultu Success, University of North Texas, Funded. (20172018).
Wise, M. (Co-Principal), Wallach, J. J. (Principal), "UNT Mentorship Network in Food Studies," Sponsored by Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $5000.00 Funded. (20162017).
Wallach, J. J., Wise, M., "Developing a Food Studies Mentoring Network," Sponsored by UNT, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (2016).
Grant - Service
Wise, M. (Other), Wallach, J. J., "UNT Mentorship Network in Food Studies," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $4800 Funded. (20142015).
Grant - Teaching
Wallach, J. J., Wise, M., "Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts Fellowship in Food History," Sponsored by Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, National, $10000 Funded. (20202022).
Wise, M. (Co-Principal), Wallach, J. J. (Co-Principal), "Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts Graduate Fellowship in Food History," Sponsored by Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Private, $10000 Funded. (20182020).
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    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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