Ryan W. Booth, ABD
Pullman, Washington 99163
- Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Ph.D. History, in progress
Dissertation: “Crossed Arrows: The US Indian Scouts, 1866-1947.”
Committee: Peter Boag (chair); Sherry L. Smith; Jennifer Thigpen, Robert McCoy
- Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, M.A., History, 2011
Master Thesis: “Impetuous Desire: The History of Kettle Falls (1825-1860)”
- Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, B.A., History, 2001
Senior Thesis: Indian Boarding School Curriculum
US-India Educational Foundation (Fulbright Commission), New Delhi, India
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow, August 2019-May 2020
- Will Research archival materials at various archives located in Kolkata, New Delhi, and Guwahati about British India and the impact on indigenous populations particularly in Assam. Will present research at academic conferences in India. Will act as a cultural ambassador for the US to build mutual understanding between the US and India.
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
PhD Candidate, August 2016-present
- Graded course assignments for introductory history courses. Prepared and provided lectures for selected sessions. Provided timely feedback and personal in-office meetings for all students. Organized and executed archival research trips across the US in preparation for dissertation writing. Prepared and delivered conference presentations based on original research at national conferences.
Wenatchee School District 246, Wenatchee, Washington
Paraeducator, August 2015-April 2016
- Earned praise for teaching effectiveness of special needs students at Wenatchee High School. Partnered with students, parents and administration supporting successful outcomes. Performed one-on-one special needs’ instruction for reading, writing and mathematics coursework and mentored other students.
Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, Washington
History Instructor, September 2014-December 2014
- Provided quality academic program leadership supporting US history curricula development. Collaborated with students by keeping them motivated and focused. Encouraged thought-provoking discussions, challenging coursework and stimulating exercises to support student literacy engagement.
Heritage University, Toppenish, Washington
History Instructor, January 2007-May 2014
- Commended for well-organized, innovative and student-centered curriculum focused on stringent scholastic college requirements, serving both graduate and undergraduate programs. Inspired students to embrace lifelong learning and provoked student critical thinking while emphasizing academic honesty and proper citation of sources. Participated in professional conferences and proactively met with colleagues to deploy new teaching methods.
Article: “’Fort Keogh’s Commissary: A Global Market on the Great Plains” in Montana: The Magazine of Western History (forthcoming).
Book review: Indians in the United States and Canada: A Comparative History, 2nd edition in New Mexico Historical Review (forthcoming)
Book review: The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age in Pacific Northwest Quarterly (Spring 2019)
Book review: “Hang Them All“: George Wright and the Plateau Indian War in COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History (Winter 2016-17)
Book review: Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the US Army and the Invasion that Opened the West on H-Net (https://networks.h-net.org/node/12840/reviews/1324998/booth-hogeland-autumn-black-snake-creation-us-army-and-invasion)
AWARDS & HONORS
Fulbright U.S. Student Programs, Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship, Washington, DC/New Delhi, 2019-2020
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellowship, Walla Walla, WA, 2018, $2100
Arizona Historical Society Research Grant, Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, AZ, 2019, $1500
Muckleshoot Tribal Scholarship, Muckleshoot Tribe, Auburn, WA, 2018-2019, $2500
James H. Bradley Fellowship, Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT, 2018, $3000
Western History Association Graduate Student Prize, Omaha, NE, 2018, $750
Western History Association Indian Student Scholarship, Omaha, NE, 2018, $500
American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2018-2019, $4000
Washington Indian Gaming Association Scholarship, Olympia, Washington, 2018-2019, $3,000
Creighton Endowment for Graduate Fellowships, Pullman, WA, 2018-2019, $3000
American Indian Endowed Scholarship, Olympia, WA, 2018-2019, $1300
Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Travel Grant Award, Lexington, VA, 2018, $1000
American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2017-2018, $4000
Washington Indian Gaming Association Scholarship, Olympia, Washington, 2017-2018, $3,150
Claire Raaum Scholarship, Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2017, $1000
Research Assistantship for Diverse Scholars (RADS), Pullman, Washington, 2016-2017, $24,000
American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2016-2017, $2,500
“’They Are Always at the Front,’ Native American Soldiers in the Great War,” Yakima Valley Museum and Heritage University, Yakima, Washington, 2018.
“The Long Red Power Movement,” Heritage University, Toppenish, Washington, 2018.
“’They Are Always at the Front,’ Native American Soldiers in the Great War,” Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 2017.
“Steptoe’s Defeat,” WSU ROTC Cougar Battalion Staff Ride, Rosalia, WA, 2017.
“Sinixt,” produced by Derrick LaMere, 2019. The film documents the Native American tribe near Kettle Falls, Washington, which was the focus of my MA thesis.
“Buffalo Soldiers of the Pacific Northwest,” produced by Dru Holley, 2019. The film documents the history of the African American soldiers who served in the US West during the Indian Wars until World War I.
“Washington State Scholar Studying Indian Scouts at MC’s Fort Keogh,” by Travis Kale, Miles City Star, January 21, 2019, A1.
“Historian Collecting Stories, Artifacts of Northern Cheyenne Scouts at Fort Keogh in Miles City,” by Susan Olp, Billings Gazette, January 7, 2019.
2018 “”Radical Republicans and the Quest to Change the West: A Case Study of James Sanks Brisbin.” (Western History Association Annual Conference)
“Catalyst for Conflict: Martial Race Theory & Native Americans in the Great War” (Society for Military History Annual Conference)
2017 “A Force of Indians: US Indian Scouts in World War I” (Western History Association Annual Conference)
2017 Indigenous Soldiers Within Empire (Western History Association Annual Conference)
2018 Transformative Experiences of War (Western History Association Annual Conference)
2016 Roots of Contemporary Issues Conference (WSU Annual Conference)
History Graduate Student Association, Washington State University
History PhD Representative
National Endowment for the Humanities “Next–Gen PhD” Grant, Washington State University
Student Representative History Graduate Committee, 2017-2018
History Graduate Student Association, Washington State University
Teaching Experience/Courses Taught
World Civilization I (Early humans to 1500), Heritage University, fall and spring semesters, 2007-2010
World Civilization II (1500 to present), Heritage University, fall and spring semesters, 2007-2010
US History I (Colonial to 1865), Heritage University, fall semester, 2011
US History II (1865 to present), Wenatchee Valley College, fall quarter, 2014
Native American History (Colonial-era to present), Heritage University, fall semester, 2011
History of Medicine, Heritage University, spring semester, 2009-2010
Latin American History (Colonial to 1900), Heritage University, spring semester, 2008
Nazi Germany, Heritage University, spring semester, 2010
Honors Colloquium, Heritage University, spring semester, 2010
US Military History
Native American History
US Environmental History
Pacific Northwest History
American Historical Association, Member
Organization of American Historians, Member
Western History Association, Member
Society for Military History, Member
Fulbright Association, Member
Phi Alpha Theta, Chi-Mu Chapter, Life Member
Upper Skagit Tribe, Enrolled Member
Swinomish Smokehouse Organization, Member