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PhD Candidate

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Ryan W. Booth

1450 SE Harvest Drive, Apt B19, Pullman, Washington 99163

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Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Ph.D. History, in progress

Dissertation: “Crossed Arrows: The U.S. Indian Scouts, 1866-1942.”

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



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.


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)

U.S. History I (Colonial to 1865) (Heritage University, fall semester, 2011)

U.S. 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)


Teaching Interests

American West

Native American History

U.S. Environmental History

Pacific Northwest History




“U.S. Indian Scouts in World War I” Montana: The Magazine of Western History.  Forthcoming Spring 2018.

Book review: “Hang Them All”: George Wright and the Plateau Indian War in COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History (Winter 2016-17)



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, 2017-2018, $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



Panels Organized

2017    Indigenous Soldiers Within Empire (Western History Association Annual Conference)


Papers Presented

2018    “Catalyst for Conflict: Martial Race Theory & Native Americans in the Great War” (Society of Military History Annual Conference)

2017    “A Force of Indians: U.S. Indian Scouts in World War I” (Western History Association Annual Conference)


Panels Chaired

2016    Roots of Contemporary Issues Conference (WSU Annual Conference)



“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.



Volunteer Management Training (North Cascades National Park, Spring 2004)

Public Information Officer (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Spring 2006)

Introduction to Project Management (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Spring 2006)

Public Outreach & Education Overview & Program Planning (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Fall 2005)



Humanities Washington, Board of Trustees Member

American Historical Association, Member

Organization of American Historians, Member

Western History Association, Member

Society for Military History, Member

Phi Alpha Theta, Chi-Mu Chapter, Life Member

Upper Skagit Tribe, Enrolled Member

Swinomish Smokehouse Organization, Member

Washington State University