Stacy A. Cordery

Department of History
Monmouth College
700 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
309.457.2372

stacy@monm.edu


Education:

bullet Ph.D. in History, highest honors, The University of Texas at Austin, May 1992
bullet M.A. in History, high honors, The University of Texas at Austin, May 1986
bullet B.A. in Theater, highest honors, The University of Texas at Austin, May 1983


Publications:

Books:
 
bullet Juliette Gordon Low:  The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts.  Viking, 2012 For Juliette Gordon Low-related media appearances and lectures, see www.stacycordery.com.
bullet Alice:  Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker.  New York: Viking, 2007.  For Alice-related media appearances and lectures, see www.stacycordery.com.
bullet Historic Photographs of Theodore Roosevelt.   Nashville:  Turner Publishing, 2007.
bullet Theodore Roosevelt:  In the Vanguard of the Modern.  Claremont:  Wadsworth Press, 2003.

Articles:
 
bullet "Princess Alice:"  The Life and Times of Alice Roosevelt Longworth," Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Volume XXIII, Number 4 (2000), 10-14.
bullet "'The First Daughter of the Land': Alice Roosevelt as Presidential Celebrity, 1902-1906," Presidential Studies Quarterly, Volume XIX, Number 1 (Winter 1989), 51-70.

Chapters:
 
bullet "Women in Industrializing America," in The Gilded Age: Essays on the Origins of Modern America, Charles W. Calhoun, ed., Scholarly Resources, 2003, [1996], 111-135.
bullet "Helen H. Taft," in American First Ladies: A Biographical Encyclopedia, Lewis L. Gould ed., Garland Publishing, 1996, 321-339.
bullet "Edith Kermit Roosevelt," in American First Ladies: A Biographical Encyclopedia, Lewis L. Gould, ed., Garland Publishing, 1996, 294-320.
bullet "Theodore Roosevelt's Private Diplomat: Alice Roosevelt and the 1905 Far Eastern Junket," in Theodore Roosevelt: Many-Sided American, Naylor, Gable, and Brinkley eds., Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1992, 353-367.

Biographical Articles:
 
bullet "Juliette Gordon Low," Notable American Philanthropists:  A Biographical Encyclopedia of Giving and Volunteering, Robert T. Grimm, Jr., ed., Greenwood/Oryx Press, 2002, 187-191.
bullet "Alice Roosevelt Longworth" (pp. 318-320); "Elliott Roosevelt" (pp. 446-448); "Theodore Roosevelt" (pp. 467-469); and "Anna Roosevelt Cowles" (pp. 115-116), The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia, Maurine H. Beasley and Holly C. Shulman, eds, Greenwood Press, 2001.
bullet "Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney" and "Juliette Gordon Low" (Vol. 9, pp. 714-720), Women in World History, Anne Commire, ed., Yorkin Publications, 2001.
bullet "Theodore Roosevelt," Encyclopedia of American Studies, George T. Kurian and Miles Orvell, eds., Grolier Press, 2001.
bullet "Alice Roosevelt Longworth" (pp. 896-898); and "Helen H. Taft" (pp. 253-254) American National Biography, John Garraty, ed., Oxford University Press, 1999, 896-898.
bullet "Bebe Daniels," The New Handbook of Texas Volume 2, Texas State Historical Association, 1996, 507.
bullet "Anna Pennybacker," The New Handbook of Texas Volume 5, Texas State Historical Association, 1996, 141-142.
bullet "Anne Sheridan," The New Handbook of Texas Volume 5, Texas State Historical Association, 1996, 1018.
bullet "Alice Roosevelt Longworth," for Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement, Volume 10, Kenneth T. Jackson, ed., Charles Scribners' Sons, 1995, 464-466.
bullet "Mildred Dunnock," in Notable Women in the American Theater, Robinson, Roberts, and Barranger, eds., Westport Press, 1989, 243-246.

Web Resources:

bullet Web bibliographer, National First Ladies' Library, 2001-present.
bullet Instructor's Manual for David A. Horowitz and Peter N. Carroll's On the Edge:  The United States in the Twentieth Century, 3rd Edition, 2004.

Book Reviews:
 
bullet American Ideal:  Theodore Roosevelt's Search for American Individualism,  Paul M. Rego, Presidential Studies Quarterly, 41, 2 (June 2011), 429-430.
bullet  Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times, Vol. 1, Ann Short Chirhart and Betty Wood, eds, Georgia Historical Quarterly, forthcoming, 2010.
bullet Fighting Bob LaFollette:  The Righteous Reformer, Nancy C. Unger,  Indiana Magazine of History, December 2001, 321-322.
bullet Eleanor Roosevelt, Vols. I and II, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Journal of Policy History, 12, 4 (2000), 531-534.
bullet Eleanor Roosevelt:  A Personal and Public Life, J. William T. Youngs, for H-Net's H-Women academic listserv, December 1999.
bullet Elsie Clews Parsons:  Inventing Modern Life, Desley Deacon, for H-Net's H-Women academic listserv, November 1998.
bullet An Army of Women:  Gender and Politics in Gilded Age Kansas, Michael Lewis Goldberg, Women Historians of the Midwest (WHOM) newsletter, fall 1998, 6-7.
bullet U.S. National Archives Digital Classroom Project: Woman Suffrage and the Nineteenth Amendment, Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History, summer 1998.
bullet Half Sisters of History: Southern Women and the American Past, Catherine Clinton, ed., The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Volume 93, Number 3 (Summer 1995) 374-375.
bullet I've Seen the Best of It: Memoirs, by Joseph Alsop, Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Volume XX, Numbers 1 & 2 (Fall-Winter 1994-1995), 18-20.
bullet Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism, by Susan Ware, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Volume 92, Number 3 (Summer 1994), 334-335.
bullet How Am I to Be Heard?: Letters of Lillian Smith, Margaret Rose Gladney, ed., North Carolina Historical Review, Volume LXXI, Number 1 (January 1994), 131-132.
bullet Eleanor Roosevelt, by Blanche Wiesen Cook, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Volume 91, Number 2 (Spring 1993), 235-237.
bullet Pornography and the Law: An Annotated Bibliography of Conflict, 1970-1986, Sellin and Young, eds., in American History: A Bibliographic Review, III (1987), 200-203.


Lecture Series:

bullet "Unelected and Unaccountable:  Powerful First Ladies in U.S. History," four-day lecture series, Senior Citizens, Inc., Savannah, 21-24 September 2009.
bullet "Women and Politics:  It's All About Power," Scholar-in-Residence,  Kislak Adult Center, YMHA, New Jersey, 6-10 September 2004.

Invited Lectures:

bullet "The Precious Moments Before the Crowded Hour:  Theodore and Edith Roosevelt in Tampa, 1898,"  Theodore Roosevelt Association Annual Meeting, October, 2009.
bullet "Alice Blues:  Revisiting the First Daughter," Theodore Roosevelt Center Symposium, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, North Dakota, October 2009.
bullet "Alice Roosevelt:  Diva, Diplomat, First Daughter,"  Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, November 2007.
bullet "Alice Roosevelt Longworth:  Public and Private Lives," Savannah, July 2007.
bullet "Federal Censorship of the Federal Theater Project,"  DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, March 2007.
bullet "Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt:  The First Presidential 'Two-fer'?" Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia, May 2006.
bullet "The Other Washington Monument:  Alice Roosevelt Longworth," Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo, New York, March 2006.
bullet "N.O.W. or Never? Betty Friedan, Phyllis Schlafly," DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, March 2006.
bullet "The Wartime Partnership of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt," DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, March 2006.
bullet "Theodore Roosevelt: The Morals Make the Man," Georgia Historical Society's Great Americans Biography Symposium, Savannah, Georgia, April 2005.
bullet "Stuck Between the China Cabinet and the Cabinet Briefing:  The Role of Modern First Ladies," Bradley University, March 2005.
bullet "The Modern Women's Liberation Movement:  The Documented Truth," DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, March 2005.
bullet "Did WWI Really Lead Directly to WWII?,"  DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, March 2005.
bullet "Theodore Roosevelt:  In the Vanguard of the Modern," DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, February 2003.
bullet "Rethinking the Origins of the American Republic:  Catherine Allgor's Parlor Politics DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, February 2003.
bullet "The Plow, The Pedestal, The Stump, The Coffin:  Presidents After the Presidency," DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, March 2002.
bullet "From Sidelines to Center Court:  A Brief History of Women in Sports," DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, March 2002.
bullet "Presidential Daughters and Their Histories," Hutchison School, Memphis, Tennessee, March 2002
bullet "The Echo of the National Divide:  Gender and the Coming of the Civil War,"  talk to AP History students, Glenbard North High School, Naperville, February 2002.
bullet "Partners in Power:  First Ladies and United States History,"  DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, March 2000.
bullet "Unrecorded Casualties:  Women and the Vietnam Conflict," DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, March 2000.
bullet "Sagamore Hill to San Juan:  Theodore Roosevelt and the Spanish American War,"  DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville, February 1999.
bullet "Reclaiming Biography: Feminist Scholarship in the Age of Social History," Humanities Research Center at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, May 1997.
bullet "The Lessons of Feminist Biography for the Roosevelt Family Women," Vanderbilt University, March 1997.
bullet "Women in a Man's World: Gender, Politics and the Roosevelt Family," Tennessee Tech University, March 1997.

 Conference Presentations:
 
bullet "Sunshine and Shadow:  Theodore Roosevelt's Life in Boston," Theodore Roosevelt Association Annual Meeting, Boston, October 2007.
bullet "Alice Roosevelt Longworth and the 1912 Election:  Public Woman, Private Crucible," Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Boston, January 2001.
bullet "Balancing a Teeter-Totter," for the Coordinating Committee on Women's History at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Boston, January 2001.
bullet "From Sagamore Hill to San Juan:  Teaching About TR and the Spanish American War," Annual Conference on the Teaching of History, Western Illinois University, April 1998.
bullet "'We Began to Seem Like Dinosaurs': The Demise of the Fortnightly Women's Club in its Centennial Year," Women Historians of the Midwest Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, July 1997.
bullet "Alice Roosevelt Longworth and the 1912 Election: An Insider's Perspective," Mid-America Conference on History, Topeka, Kansas, 1996.
bullet "You Are My Greatest Inspiration: Anna Pennybacker and the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs," South Central Women's Studies Association Conference, Denton, Texas, 1990.
bullet "Anna Pennybacker and the Tradition of Progressive Reform in Texas," Phi Alpha Theta meeting, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1990.


Conference Commentator/Moderator:
 
bullet Commentator, "Politics in the Progressive Era," papers by Richard Jensen and John McClymer, New England Historical Association Meeting, Boston, April 2000.
bullet Commentator, "Autobiography and Constructions of the Self," The Quiet in the Land?: Women of Anabaptist Traditions in Historical Perspective Conference, Millersville, Pennsylvania, 1995.
bullet Moderator, "Gender and Nature: A Partnership for Equality and Integrity," Southeastern Women's Studies Association Conference, Greenville, North Carolina, 1994.


Teaching Positions:
 
bullet Professor (2006), Monmouth College; fall 1994 though present. Courses developed: World War II, U. S. Women's History, African-American History, Biography and History, The Vietnam Era, the Trans-Atlantic World, the Historians Craft, Film and History, Archives I-III. Courses taught: Introduction to Liberal Arts, United States History 1492-1901; United States History 1750-1901; United States History 1901-Present, History of Illinois; Women, Justice, & Equality (the capstone course in Women's Studies).
bullet Visiting Assistant Professor, East Carolina University; fall 1992 through spring 1994. Courses taught: United States History to 1877; United States History since 1877; Honors Independent Study--Women and Family during the Civil War.
bullet Assistant Instructor, The University of Texas at Austin; fall 1990 through spring 1991. Course taught: United States History since 1877.
bullet Lecturer, University of Arkansas; fall 1988 through spring 1990. Course taught: United States History since 1877.
bullet "Theodore Roosevelt's Private Diplomat: Alice Roosevelt and the 1905 Far Eastern Junket," Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of Modern America Conference, Hempstead, New York, 1990.
 


Media Appearances:

bullet Frequent consultant for journalists on the topic of First Ladies and First Families.
bullet For Alice-related media appearances, see www.aliceroosevelt.com
bullet Interesting People, WTVP Peoria PBS television show, November 2009.
bullet KLTC Radio, Dickinson, North Dakota, live radio interview on Theodore Roosevelt, October 2009.
bullet CNN/Anderson Cooper 360, on Michelle Obama, February 2009.
bullet "Steele Talkin'," WCCO live radio show, Twin Cities, on First Ladies, September 2007.
bullet BBC Radio Four's "Midweek, with Libby Purvis," live radio Interview on U.S. First Ladies, London, November 1992.

Professional Service:

bullet Visiting Distinguished Fellow and Consultant, Theodore Roosevelt Center/Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library, Dickinson, North Dakota, 2010.
bullet Theodore Roosevelt Association Advisory Board, 2008-2010.
bullet Consultant, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 2009.
bullet Journal of the Gilded Age & Progressive Era Best Article Prize Committee, 2007-2009.
bullet Secretary, Women's and Gender Historians of the Midwest, summer 2000-present.
bullet Contributing Editor, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 2003.
bullet Member, Teaching Awards Committee, American Historical Association, 2002-2005; Chair in 2005.
bullet Guest e-scholar in Dr. Kris Lindenmeyer's "TR and Modern America" class, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, November 2002.
bullet "Jenna Has a Role Model," Scripps Howard News Service guest column, June 2001.
bullet Book Review Editor, H-Women, 2000-2005.
bullet Co-founder (with Dr. Steve Reschly) and faculty advisor for H-HistMajor, an H-Net listserv for undergraduate history majors, 1998-present.
bullet List Editor, H-Women (an H-Net listserv for women's historians), 1996-2000.
bullet Associated Colleges of the Midwest Women's Concerns Committee Representative, 1996-1998.
bullet Member, Planning Committee, Western Illinois Arts and Humanities Council, 1994-1996.
bullet Membership Committee, Southern Historical Association, 1994-1995.
bullet Curriculum Committee, Department of History, East Carolina University, 1993-1994.
bullet Current Events Forum panel member, East Carolina University, February 1993.
 

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards:

bullet Who's Who in America, 2011.
bullet Jerome Hatch Teaching Excellence Award, Monmouth College, 2007.
bullet R. McCormick Tankersley Charitable Trust Grant, 2003.
bullet Monmouth College Senior Professor of the Year, 2003.
bullet Associated Colleges of the Midwest Faculty Travel Grant, 2001.
bullet Monmouth College Professor of the Year, 1998.
bullet Monmouth College Professor of the Year, 1997.
bullet Herbert R. Paschal, Jr. Memorial Faculty Development Grant, East Carolina University, 1992.
 

Professional Associations:

bullet American Historical Association
bullet Women's and Gender Historians of the Midwest
bullet Theodore Roosevelt Association
bullet Phi Alpha Theta
bullet Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
 

Monmouth College Service:

bullet Faculty Senate, 2007-2008 
bullet Chair, Department of History, spring 2003-2008
bullet Member, AAS Committee, 2005-present
bullet Program advisor, study abroad exchange program, Umea University, Umea, Sweden, 2004-present
bullet Introduction to Liberal Arts--New Theme Committee, 2004-2005
bullet Played Macbeth in Macbeth, directed by Bill Wallace, 31 October-3 November 2002
bullet Personnel Committee, 2002-2005
bullet Faculty Advisor, PRISM, 1999-2008
bullet Faculty Senate Member, 1997-1999  (Secretary to Faculty Senate 1998-1999)
bullet Search Committee, Political Economy and Commerce, 1997-98
bullet Search Committee, Director of Hewes Library, 1998
bullet Coordinator of Women's Studies, 1995-2001
bullet Public Affairs Committee, 1995-1997
bullet Acting Chair, Department of History, spring 1996
bullet Math Department Search Committee, 1995-1996
bullet Curator of the Monmouth College Archives, 1995-present
bullet Faculty Advisor to Pi Beta Phi, 1995-1998
bullet Co-coordinator of Campus Worship, 1995-1996
bullet Co-advisor to Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, 1995-present
bullet Advisor or co-advisor to the Coalition for Women's Concerns, 1995-present
bullet Director of the Monmouth College Oral History Project, 1994-present
bullet Faculty Advisor to the Spirit Squad, 1994-1996
bullet Affirmative Action Committee, 1994-1995
 

Monmouth College Lectures:

bullet "The Feminist Quilt," The F-Word Series, April 2007
bullet "Alice Roosevelt Longworth:  The Other Washington Monument," promotion talk, November 2005
bullet "Writing Lives, Living Life:  Or, A Feminist Biographer Makes Sense of Her Sabbatical," sabbatical talk, November 2002
bullet "Pillow Politics:  America's First Ladies," Monmouth College Board of Trustees presentation, October 2002
bullet "From the Sidelines to Center Court:  A Brief History of Women and Sports in the U.S.," guest lecture in Sports History class, April 2002
bullet "Of Women, Men, Saloons, Good, and Evil," talk to cast of What a Good Woman Needs, November 2000
bullet "Pillow Talk: First Ladies and Political Power," Monmouth Associates talk, April 2000
bullet Panelist, The Historical Jesus, October 1997
bullet "Alice Roosevelt Longworth," tenure talk, November 1997
bullet "Meditation on the Magnificat," Chaplin's Ecumenical Service, December 1996
bullet "Changing Times, Changing Places," Fulton Hall Dorm Talk, October 1995
bullet "TR, College Football, and Masculinity," Education Night, Sigma Phi Epsilon, September 1994

Selected Community Lectures:

bullet "The Life of Mary Todd Lincoln," Lincoln Symposium, Galesburg, April 2009.
bullet "Mary Todd Lincoln," Pathfinders, First Lutheran Church, Galesburg, February 2007.
bullet "The Women's Rights Movement," Silas Willard Elementary, Galesburg, May 2004.
bullet The Roosevelt Family,"  YMCA's Active Older Adults program, Monmouth, May 2003.
bullet "The Stronger the Womb, the Stronger the Nation:  Theodore Roosevelt and the Construction of Gender," Monmouth AAUW, March 2003.
bullet "First Ladies and the Question of Power," Coldbrook Women's Club, March 2001.
bullet "The Post-Presidential Career of Theodore Roosevelt,"  Carl Sandburg College for Senior Citizens, March 2001.
bullet "Eleanor Roosevelt:  Leadership Despite the Odds," presentation before the student council members of twelve regional high schools, Warren High School, January 2001.
bullet "'These Ten Months of Strain': Alice Roosevelt Longworth and the 1912 Election," Monmouth Chapter of the American Association of University Women, November 1996.
bullet " 'My Dearest Partner of Greatness': Mary Todd Lincoln as First Lady,"  Lincoln Society, Monmouth, April 1996.
bullet "Come and Sit By Me," Monmouth Kiwanis Club, April 1996.
bullet "The First American Female Celebrity," Monmouth Rotary Club, January 1996.

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