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WNMU Social Sciences
Scott Fritz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
Contact Degrees Publications Conference Papers

CONTACT INFORMATION

Western New Mexico University
Department of Social Sciences
P.O. Box 680
Silver City, New Mexico 88062

Office: Global Resource Center 200

DEGREES

Northern Arizona University
Ph.D. History (2004)
Dissertation - "Merchants and Modernity: Market Transformation
in the Southwest, 1865"

New Mexico State University
M.A. American History (1997)
Thesis - "Mesilla Valley Merchants, 1870-1881: Anglo and Hispano
Involvement in the Santa Fe Trade of Southern New Mexico"

University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A. Asian History (1991)
Focus - History of World Religions

Certificates and Awards

2008 "Certificate of Appreciation," Western New Mexico University, for online course design.

2006 "Honorable Mention," Western New Mexico University, Recognizes innovative and student-centered teaching methods.

2003 McAlister Transition Fellowship, Northern Arizona University, awarded once a year to a Ph.D. candidate who is writing a dissertation regarding the history of the American Southwest.

1994 CRLA Regular Tutoring Certificate (College Reading and Learning Association), bestowed by New Mexico State University for tutoring students with diagnosed learning disabilities.

Academic-Type Work Experience

2007 Advance Placement Exam Grader in World History, (College Board, Educational Testing Services) at Colorado State University, Fort Collins

2006 Advance Placement Exam Grader on World History, (College Board, Educational Testing Services) grading site was a the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Director of the Millennium III Honors Program

Publications

Fritz, Scott, "Yavapai County Merchants: The Center of Arizona's Early Territorial Economy, 1863-1881," Territorial Times, Prescott Arizona Corral of Westerners International 1: 2 (May 2008): 26-32.

Fritz, Scott, "An Early History of the Mesilla Valley and its Mercantile Community," Password 46: 4 (Winter 2001): 175-188.

Fritz, Scott, "Mesilla Valley Merchants and the Santa Fe Trade, 1870-1879," Southern New Mexico Historical Review 7: 1 (January 2000): 18-23.

Fritz, Scott, "Storekeepers in the Public Sphere, 1870-1877," Southern New Mexico Historical Review 6: 1 (January 1999): 35-38.

Fritz, Scott, "Box Canyon," Las Cruces Express 3: 1 (April 1998): 7.

Fritz, Scott, "Mommy, Where Do New Buildings Come From?" Las Cruces Express 3: 1 (April 1998): 4.

Fritz, Scott, "Mercantile Crossroads: The Mesilla Valley Prior to 1870," Southern New Mexico Historical Review 5: 1 (January 1998): 37-41.

Conference Papers

Fritz, Scott. "Merchants of St. Johns, 1876-1885: A Study in Group Formation, Bigoted Rhetoric, and Economic Competition." Arizona History Convention (Prescott, Arizona 2009)

Fritz, Scott. "The Impact of Economic Change on the Anglo, Jewish, and Hispano Mercantile Communities in New Mexico and Arizona, 1865-1929." Arizona History Convention (Tempe, Arizona 2001)

Fritz, Scott. "Merchants in the Public Sphere, 1870-1877: The Social and Political Role of Southern New Mexico Storekeepers." Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Convention (Boulder, Colorado 2000)

Fritz, Scott. "Arizona's Trade Sector, 1877-1884: A Comparative View of Merchants in a Territorial Economy." Arizona Historical Society Convention (Yuma, Arizona, 2000)

Fritz, Scott. "The Origins of the Hispano and Anglo Merchant Class in Southern New Mexico." Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference (Albuquerque, New Mexico 2000)

Fritz, Scott. "Mercantile Capitalists of Southern New Mexico, 1870-1879: Mesilla Valley Merchants and the Santa Fe Trade." Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference (Tucson, Arizona 1999)

Fritz, Scott. "Mesilla Valley Merchants, 1870-1881: History of Anglo and Hispano Involvement in the Santa Fe Trade of Southern New Mexico." New Mexico State University Graduate Research Seminar (Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1997)

Fritz, Scott. "A History of the Mesilla Valley." Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference (El Paso, Texas 1997)

Fritz, Scott, “Mathis and Mathis, 1936-1984: A Business History of a Successful Medium-Sized Mining Company in Silver City, New Mexico.” New Mexico History Conference (Ruidoso, New Mexico, 2011)

Scholarship and Awards

Reviewer for Patterns of World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Pioneer in Online Teaching Award, Western New Mexico University, 2008

Honorable Mention (for excellence in active, collaborative learning), Western N.M. University, 2006.

Presentation for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, "Thomas Jefferson's Republican Vision for America: The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition." (Marshall, Missouri 2005)

McAlister Transition Fellowship, Northern Arizona University, 2003.

CRLA Regular Tutoring Certificate (College Reading and Learning Association), 1994.


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