Matthew M. Babcock, PhD

Matthew Babcock

Title: Associate Professor of History
Company: The University of North Texas at Dallas
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

Matthew M. Babcock, PhD, Associate Professor of History at The University of North Texas at Dallas, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Higher Education.

Dr. Babcock recently earned his current title after serving as an assistant professor with UNT Dallas from 2010 to 2017. He is proud of his hard work and his skills with writing and thinking, and is currently establishing a history major at UNT Dallas with at least 50 students majoring in the subject. Dr. Babcock is also planning another book on Native Americans after his 2016 publication, “Apache Adaptation to Hispanic Rule” as part of the Cambridge North American Indian History Series. He earned tenure in May of 2017.

Dr. Babcock earned a BA, cum laude, in Spanish and history from Dartmouth College, followed by a MA from the University of New Mexico and a PhD in U.S. history from Southern Methodist University. His master’s thesis was on the Comanche of New Mexico, Texas, Coahuila, Chihuahua, and Durango, and his dissertation focused on conflicts for Apaches and soldiers on Mexico’s frontier from 1786 to 1831. In addition to teaching for UNT Dallas, Dr. Babcock has served as a program coordinator for the departments of history, political science, sociology, and psychology. He was a primary hiring, training, and scheduling administrator, and currently oversees these functions for the history and political science departments.

In 2017, Dr. Babcock earned his tenure partly on the merit of a Research Excellence Award from UNT Dallas he received that year. He has also received a Dana and David Dornsife Fellowship from the Huntington Library. Dr. Babcock has also contributed to the national history community as a member of the American Historical Association, the Western History Association, the American Society for Ethnohistory, and the Texas State Historical Association. He has also taught at Austin College, Southern Methodist University, and the Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Babcock has conducted research with the Center for Regional Heritage Research as well.

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