Dr. Mark Beasley
Dr. Mark W. Beasley, professor of history, is department
head and Graduate Program director of the HSU Department of History. Born and reared in southern California, he is
a graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where he earned both
the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in history.
Prior to his arrival at HSU, Beasley worked in various
administrative capacities and taught American history part-time at Pepperdine
University until 1993. At that time he
moved to Fort Worth to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in American history
with Professor Ben Procter at Texas Christian University.
After completing that degree, Beasley taught a year at the
University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, before joining the HSU history
faculty in 2000.
His primary interest is in modern American political
history, and he is currently conducting research for a biography on former United
States Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jim Wright.
Currently, Beasley is a member of the Southwestern
Historical Association (an affiliate of the Southwestern Social Science
Association), the Texas State Historical Association, and Phi Alpha Theta
National History Honor Society.
- Bachelor of Arts, History, Pepperdine University,
- Master of Arts, History, Pepperdine University,
- Doctor of Philosophy, American History, Texas
Christian University, 1997