STEPHEN SLOAN came to Baylor in 2007 to lead the Institute for Oral History. He is also an associate professor in Baylor’s Department of History, specializing in twentieth-century U.S. history, the American West, environmental history, and public history. He holds doctorate in public history and U.S. history from Arizona State University. Stephen organizes research projects, leads community oral history workshops, directs grants and contracts, and conducts field interviews. He teaches a graduate seminar in oral history, an undergraduate course in public and oral history, and directs internships in history. Currently, he is the principal investigator on a grant from the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission to conduct oral histories with survivors of genocide that live in the state. Stephen’s publications includes the co-edited Listening on the Edge: Oral History in the Aftermath of Crisis (winner of the Oral History Association’s 2015 Book Award) and Tattooed on My Soul: Texans Remember World War II. Other recent publications include a chapter in Doug Boyd and Mary Larson’s Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement and pieces in the Oral History Review and the Sound Historian: The Journal of the Texas Oral History Association. He is active in the national and international oral history community, currently serving as the immediate past president of the Oral History Association and having presented his research abroad at academic conferences in Liverpool, Prague, Guadalajara, Naples, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, and Barcelona.
In addition to the graduate and undergraduate offerings in oral history, Dr. Sloan teaches American Environmental History, US History since 1877, The Cold War, US Foreign Relations since 1919, and The American West. Learn more.
Dr. Sloan overviews his American environmental history course in this video highlighted by the Department of History.