Board of Directors

Glenn Scott is one of the founding members of People’s History in Texas. In her capacity as Board Chair for PHIT, she recruits scholars, civic leaders and Texas history enthusiasts to support the mission of PHIT. More recently, she has been actively involved in organizational development for PHIT. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Rural Communities, Inc. a non-profit that provides loans to help strengthen rural communities. She also serves on the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas board and is the author of articles on adult education and training materials for the Texas Federation of Teachers and the National Labor College. Glenn Scott lives in Austin.

Cynthia Beeman is an independent scholar who has worked on several Texas history projects since the 1970s. A resident of Austin, Cynthia Beeman retired in 2007 after 21 years at the Texas Historical Commission, where she served as Coordinator of the State Marker Program and Director of the History Programs Division. Beeman holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Texas Tech University. She is co-author (with Dan K. Utley) of History Ahead: Stories Beyond the Roadside Markers of Texas, forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press (estimated publication date early 2010.)

Max Krochmal is assistant professor in the Department of History & Geography at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.  His research and teaching sit at the intersection of modern U.S., African American, Chicano/a-Latino/a, and labor histories-and their present-day ramifications.  Dr. Krochmal attended UC-Santa Cruz and worked as a labor and community organizer in California before receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. at Duke University, where he worked with legendary Texas historian Larry Goodwyn and preeminent civil rights scholar Bill Chafe.  Krochmal’s current book project follows a diverse group of ordinary people as they built multiracial political, civil rights, and labor coalitions in mid-twentieth century Texas.  He will spend the 2013-2014 school year completing the manuscript as the Summerlee Fellow in Texas History at the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  He directs the TCU Civil Rights Bus Tour and is developing a new community-based research and digital humanities project, the Texas Communities Oral History Program.

Herman Matthews, Ph.D. – Herman has been exploring and studying how we learn, how we communicate and how we change behavior for 40 years. He has held faculty positions at several universities and has designed and facilitated several hundred workshops on a wide range of topics primarily using experiential activities. Herman has worked with a wide spectrum of corporations, organizations and individuals from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and from every level of society. In 1981, He founded a non-profit corporation the Center for Exploratory Studies and has experience in early childhood education and video production. Herman lives in Granger Texas.

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