Dr. Jane Johansson

Name: Dr. Jane Johansson

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-825-6136

Title: Professor

Department: History & Political Science

Office: Pryor Campus, Room 106E

Dr. Jane JohanssonDr. Johansson is a Professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Rogers State University.

Education

Ph.D., American History
University of North Texas (1993)
Dissertation: “‘Peculiar Honor’: A History of the 28th Texas Cavalry (dismounted), Walker’s Texas Division, 1862-1865”

Awarded the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Dissertation Award for Research Achievement in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences, University of North Texas (1994)

M.S., Library Science
University of North Texas (1987)

B.A., History
Oklahoma Baptist University (1985)

Other: Earned 18 hours of graduate credit in Political Science from Northeastern State University (2002-2003)

Employment

Rogers State University, History and Political Science Department
Professor (2013-Present)
Associate Professor (2006-2013) (Tenure granted in 2006)
Assistant Professor (2001-2006)

  • Courses Taught: American History to 1877 (HIST 2483), American History from 1877 (HIST 2493), Colonial America, 1492-1763 (HIST 3043), Revolutionary America, 1763-1783 (HIST 4123), American Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 3023), The Civil War in the Indian Territory (Directed Studies), Oklahoma History (HIST 3063), Writing and Research for Historians (HIST 3243), American Federal Government (POLS 1113)

Books

Johansson, M. Jane, ed. Albert C. Ellithorpe, The First Indian Home Guards, and The Civil War on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016.

Winner of the Founders Award, American Civil War Museum (2017)

Gragert, Stephen K. and M. Jane Johansson, eds. The Papers of Will Rogers: The Final Years, August 1928-August 1935. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.

Gragert, Stephen K. and M. Jane Johansson, eds. The Papers of Will Rogers: From Broadway to the National Stage, September 1915-July 1928. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005.

Johansson, M. Jane, ed. Widows by the Thousand: The Civil War Letters of Theophilus and Harriet Perry, 1862-1864. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2000.

Johansson, M. Jane, ed. Peculiar Honor: A History of the 28th Texas Cavalry, 1862-1865. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1998.

Winner of the Ottis Lock Endowment Award for Best Book of the Year on East Texas, East Texas Historical Association (1999)

 Chapters and Articles

Johansson, M. Jane. “Daniel Weisiger Adams: Defender of the Confederacy’s Heartland” in Lawrence Lee Hewitt and Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., eds. Confederate Generals in the Western Theater: Essays on America’s Civil War. Vol. 3. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2011.

Johansson, M. Jane. “Daniel Weisiger Adams” in Bruce Allardice and Lawrence Lee Hewitt, eds. Kentuckians in Gray: Confederate Generals and Field Officers of the Bluegrass State. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2008.

Johansson, M. Jane. “Gibson’s Louisiana Brigade During the 1864 Tennessee Campaign.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 64 (Fall 2005): 186-195.

Johansson, Jane Harris and David H. Johansson. “Two ‘Lost’ Battle Reports: Horace Randal’s and Joseph L. Brent’s Reports of the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, 8 and 9 April 1864.” Military History of the West 23 (Fall 1993): 169-180.

Book Reviews

Book reviews published in:

  • Chronicles of Oklahoma
  • Civil War Book Review
  • Civil War Regiments: A Journal of the American Civil War
  • Georgia Historical Quarterly
  • H-NET CIV-WAR
  • Journal of Southern History
  • Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains
  • Louisiana History
  • Military History of the West
  • Southwestern Historical Quarterly
  • Tennessee Historical Quarterly
  • U. S. Military History Review

Blog

Creator of The Trans-Mississippian: A Blog About The Civil War West of the Mississippi (2009-2018)

Grants and Awards

  • Founders Award, for Albert C. Ellithorpe, The First Indian Home Guards, and The Civil War on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier. American Civil War Museum (2017)
  • Sabbatical, Rogers State University (Fall 2014)
  • Scholar Research Grant, Oklahoma Humanities Council (2013)
  • Scholar Research Grant, Oklahoma Humanities Council (2004)
  • Organized Research Grant, Rogers State University (2004)
  • Ottis Lock Endowment Award for Best Book of the Year on East Texas, for Peculiar Honor: A History of the 28th Texas Cavalry, 1862-1865. East Texas Historical Association (1999)
  • Arts and Sciences Dean’s Dissertation Award for Research Achievement in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences, University of North Texas (1994)
  • Hatton B. Sumner Dissertation Fellowship. University of North Texas (1991-1992)

Selected Presentations

  • “The Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi.” Rogers County Historical Society, Claremore, OK (September 2019)
  • “The First Indian Home Guards, 1862-1865.” Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, Checotah, OK (May 2019)
  • “’Very bad water’: Environmental Aspects of the First Indian Expedition of 1862.” S.H.I.E.L.D. Conference, Rogers State University (March 2018)
  • “’A Constant School of Excitement’: Albert C. Ellithorpe and the Border War.” Civil War Round Table of Central Louisiana, Alexandria, LA (October 2017)
  •  “’A Constant School of Excitement’: Albert C. Ellithorpe and the Border War.” Civil War Round Table of Topeka, Kansas (April 2017)
  •  “Albert C. Ellithorpe and the War in the West.” Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO (July 2014)
  • “‘A position in this regiment will be one of peculiar honor’: The 28th Texas Cavalry and Its Men.” The Civil War West of the Mississippi Conference, Springfield, MO (November 2007)
  • “‘A position in this regiment will be one of peculiar honor’: The 28th Texas Cavalry and Its Men.” Houston Civil War Round Table (November 2006)
  • “Gibson’s Louisiana Brigade during the Nashville Campaign.” Battle of Nashville Symposium, Nashville, TN (December 2004)
  • “‘This is a time for brave hearts’: Theophilus Perry of Walker’s Division.” Texas State Historical Association, Houston, TX (March 2001)

Community Outreach

Numerous presentations given for community groups including:

  • Friends of the Library (Pryor, OK)
  • Lion’s Club (Pryor, OK)
  • Mayes County Writing Club, PEO (Pryor, Shawnee, and Tahlequah, OK)
  • Presbyterian Women (Pryor, OK)
  • Rotary Club (Pryor, OK)
  • United Methodist Women (Pryor, OK).

Professional Activities

  • Tour of the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield for students in my American Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 3023) course (April 2019)
  • Service on the Colonel Richard W. Ulbrich Award Committee for Outstanding Book on U.S. Military History between 1775 and 1897 with Dr. Edward Lengel and Dr. Samuel Watson. (2018-)
  • Staff Ride, Shiloh National Military Park. Served as one of the historians that participated in a staff ride with Brigadier General James Raymer, warrant officers, and senior noncommissioned officers from the Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood. (May 2016)
  • Staff Ride, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Served as one of the historians that participated in a staff ride with warrant officers from the Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood. (May 2014)