Matthew Ware Coulter


1988-present: Professor of History, Collin College, Plano, Texas.

1983-1988: Instructor of History and Political Science, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, Minnesota.



Ph.D., History, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 1996.

M.A., History, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1981.

B.S., Journalism and Political Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1977.



Grandmaland. New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2007.

"To the Last Man: The Cold War Re-examined." In Modern America Examined: A Reader, edited by Jerry Baydo. San Diego, California: National Social Science Press, 2003.  

"Teaching FDR to the Next Generation." In Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln: Competing Perspectives on Two Great Presidencies, edited by William D. Pederson and Frank J. Williams, 236-245. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2003.

"FDR and the Nye Committee: A Reassessment." In Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress: The New Deal and Its Aftermath, edited by Thomas P. Wolfe, William D. Peterson, and Byron W. Daynes, 26-37. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2001.  

The Senate Munitions Inquiry of the 1930s: Beyond the Merchants of Death. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1997.

"Modern Teachers and Postmodern Students." Community College Journal 17 (January 1993):51-58.

"The Joint Anglo-American Statement on Palestine, 1943." The Historian 54 (Spring 1992):465-476.

"FDR and Palestine: The Role of Special Agents." In Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Man, the Myth, the Era, 1882-1945, edited by Herbert Rosenbaum and Elizabeth Bartelme, 61-71. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1987.

"The Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration and the Special Committee on Investigation of the Munitions Industry." Mid-America 67 (January 1985):23-36.


Selected Professional Presentations

"Experiencing Life as an Historian," 40th Annual Conference of the National Society for Experiential Learning, Dallas, Texas, 21 October 2011.

"Means, Motives, and Opportunities: The Teaching of Sensational Trials in Modern American History," 10th Annual Conference on Learning Communities, Chicago, Illinois, 19 November 2005.

"Roots of the Palestine/Israel Issue," National Social Science Association, San Francisco, California, 17 October 2003.

"Reconfiguring an American History Survey," National Social Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 14 November 2002.

"Integrating Feature Films into the Teaching of History," Texas Community College Teacher's Association, Houston, Texas, 23 February 2002.

"Love and Sex in History I and II," National Social Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 16 November 2000.  

"Beyond the Merchants of Death: The Senate Munitions Inquiry of the 1930s," National Social Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 5 November 1998. 

"Teaching FDR to the Next Generation," FDR After 50 Years Conference, Shreveport, Louisiana, 16 September, 1996.

"Modern Teachers and Postmodern Students," Popular Culture Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 8 April 1994.

"Reinhold Niebuhr and the Social Gospel of Walter Rauschenbusch," Pearl Harbor Symposium, Midland, Texas, 4 December 1991.

"Teaching and Testing Writing Across the Curriculum," National Testing Network in Writing Conference, New York, New York, 11 November 1990.

"Using Writing Across the Curriculum in the Social Sciences," National Social Science Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 21 March 1987.

"Alternatives to the Term Paper," presented with Dr. William E. Coles, Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop, Brainerd, Minnesota, 26 August 1986.

"FDR and Palestine: The Role of Special Agents," Centennial Conference on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 4 March 1982.


Professional Service

2007-2008: Chair, Collin College Curriculum Advisory Board.

2004-2005: Named in Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

2003-2004: Publications Committee, Texas Community College Teacher's Association (TCCTA).

2002-2003: Resolutions Committee, TCCTA.

2002: Chair, History section, TCCTA convention.

1998-2002: Education Committee, Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano, Texas.

1996-1999: Membership Services Committee, TCCTA.

1995-1996: Resolutions Committee, TCCTA.

1992-1995: Elections Committee, TCCTA.

1987-1988: Vice-president, Hibbing Community College Faculty Association.

1984-1987: Chair, Hibbing Community College Faculty and Staff Development Committee.

1983: Candidate, Carbondale, Illinois, city-council election.


Professional Memberships

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Texas Community College Teacherís Association


Personal Information

Office Address: Matthew Ware Coulter, Department of History, Collin College, 2800 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas, 75074

Office Phone: 972-881-5816

Office e-mail:

Office Fax: 972-881-5700


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