The Southwestern Historical Association (SWHA) is the History affiliate of the Southwestern Social Sciences Association. The SWHA meets each year and gladly accepts papers and panels from any aspect of historical study and from all levels of historical scholars. At the annual meeting, SWHA sessions provide a positive atmosphere for scholars in graduate study, who are new to the field, or who are seasoned veterans. The SWHA also awards paper prizes and welcomes student (graduate & undergraduate) research presented through Phi Alpha Theta sessions at the annual meeting.

Current Officers

Rowland Brucken — 2019 President
Professor of History (U.S./Canadian History)
Norwich University
(802) 485-2362
(802) 485-2252 (fax)

Sharon Sewell – 2019 Program Chair
Associate Professor of History
Albany State University

Lopita Nath  Europe/Asia/Middle East History
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of History
Coordinator, Asian Studies Program
University of the Incarnate Word, CPO#64
4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209

Kalé Haywood — Latin American History
Associate Professor of History and Chair
Allegheny College
520 North Main St.
Meadville, PA 16335

Mark Mengerink — Phi Alpha Theta Coordinator
Associate Professor
History Department
Lamar University
P.O. Box 10048
Beaumont, TX 77710

Alex d’Erizans — Secretary and Treasurer
Department of Social Sciences
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007

Dr. Jeffery R. Hankins — Past President
Associate Professor of History (Britain, early-Modern Europe, Colonial American History)
John D. Winter Endowed Professor of History
History Coordinator & Graduate Director
Louisiana Tech University
(318) 257-3344