Ty Cashion, Ph.D.


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Ph.D., History, Texas Christian University, 1993

M.A., History, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1989

B.A., Economics, Austin College; Sherman, Texas, 1979


Ty Cashion is an accomplished regional author and Professor of History at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. “Dr. C,” as he is known to his students, has enjoyed teaching at SHSU since 1999, specializing in courses on American history. He received the PhD from Texas Christian University in 1993. Texas Monthly magazine included Cashion in a short list of “a new breed of scholars” that is “changing the way contemporary Texans look at their state.” He is an occasional contributor to newspapers and periodicals and speaks regularly to civic groups on topics related to Texas and American western history. He lives in The Woodlands, Texas, and Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Cashion’s first book, A Texas Frontier (University of Oklahoma Press, 1996) won the Rupert Richardson Award for “Best Book on Texas and Western History.” His Pigskin Pulpit (Texas State Historical Association, 1998) made several bestseller lists. He also co-edited a series of biographies with Jesús F. de la Teja, The Human Tradition in Texas. In 2004 he produced Sam Houston State University: An Institutional Memory, followed by his fifth book, The New Frontier: A Contemporary History of Fort Worth & Tarrant County (2006). Presently he is completing The Lone Star Mind: An American Intellectual History, which will be published by the University of Texas Press in 2017.

A member of nine learned societies, Cashion is a member of the prestigious Texas Institute of Letters and a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association. He is also past-president of the East Texas Historical Association and has served on boards and committees for such organizations as The Texas Institute of Letters, the Texas State Historical Association, the Oral History Association of Texas, and the West Texas Historical Association.



American History, since 1876

Texas &the Southwest

The American West


The History of Texas

The Spanish-Mexican Borderlands

The American West

Selected Publications

The Lone Star Mind (forthcoming).

Pigskin Pulpit: A Social History of Texas Football Coaches. Texas State Historical Association, 1998.

Sam Houston State University: An Institutional Memory, 1879-2004. Huntsville: Texas Review Press, 2004.   

A Texas Frontier: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887. University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.

The New Frontier: A Contemporary History of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. San Antonio: Historical Publishing Network, 2006.

The Human Tradition in Texas. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, 2001.

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