Michael   Faubion

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 347D
Phone: (956) 665-8755
Email: michael.faubion@utrgv.edu

Dr. Michael Faubion

Dr. Michael Faubion received his B.A. from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wa. and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. He studies diplomatic, military and Modern US history.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • 20th century US to 1973
    • US Military History
    • Vietnam War
    • History of Veterans
  • Education

    • PhD, 20th century U.S. (Diplomatic and military), Economic, Environmental, and Methods, Texas Tech University, 1993
    • MA, 20th century U.S. (Diplomatic and military), Economic, Environmental, and Methods, Texas Tech University, 1987
    • BA, Humanities (History, Literature, Economics, and philosophy), The Evergreen State College, 1984
  • Currently Teaching

    HIST 3330 01I - The U.S. as a World Power:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    HIST 1301 02 - U.S. History I:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    HIST 3330 02I - The U.S. as a World Power:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Michael Faubion. "The Newest University in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Creating UTRGV," Extra Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. Edinburg/UTRGV: April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016: 379-398.

  • Michael Faubion. Proposition 13. Encyclopedia of Populism. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio, 2, 2014: 576-578.

  • Michael Faubion. Sage Brush Rebellion. Encyclopedia of Populism. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio, 2, 2014: 631-633.

  • Michael Faubion. The New Deal. Encyclopedia of Populism. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio, 2, 2014: 464-468.

  • Michael Faubion. McAllen Veterans War Memorial World War I Wall. 2012.

  • Michael Faubion. Fatal Attraction. Movies in American History. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio, June 2011: 167-169.

  • Michael Faubion. Jerry Maguire. Movies in American History. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio, June 2011: 279-280.

  • Michael Faubion. "“History, 1900-1965”," Latino History and Culture: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 1, 2010: 11-19.

  • Michael Faubion. McAllen Veterans War Memorial Korean War Wall. 2009.

  • Michael Faubion. Alfred Sloan. Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2008.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • West Mick. Teach American History: McAllen ISD, Department of Education, $1,671,671.00 (September 2010 - December 2015)

  • Linda Graves. Region One: Pursuing Academic Success for Students and Teachers (PASST), Department of Education, $1,999,999.00 (September 2007 - August 2010)

  • Atkins Tina. Region One: Teach American History: Project Learning and Living, Department of Education, $1,436,235.00 (September 2006 - August 2009)

  • Dagoberto Ramirez. La Joya ISD: Teaching Traditional American History: A South Texas Perspective, Department of Education, $988,688.00 (September 2003 - August 2006)

  • Atkins Tina. Region One: Teach American History Grant: Past and Present, Department of Education, $960,000.00 (September 2003 - August 2006)

  • Chris Arredondo. Teach American History Grant-Weslaco ISD, US Department of Education, $756,939.00 (September 2002 - August 2004)



Selected Presentations


  • Michael Faubion. ""With Friends Like These": Ngo Dinh Diem and Wesley Fishel in the Creation of South Vietnam ," Southwestern Social Sciences Association, Southwestern Social Sciences Association, Las Vega, Nevada (March 2016)

  • Michael Faubion. "“Multi-Ethnic Problems in South Vietnam.”," Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference, Southwestern Social Sciences Association, Galveston, Texas (March 1999)

  • Michael Faubion. "“The Problem of the Militias: The Creation of the South Vietnamese Army and the Sects.”," Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference, Southwestern Social Sciences Association, San Antonio, Texas (March 1998)

  • Michael Faubion. "“The Fall of the Binh Xuyen.”," Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference, Southwestern Social Sciences Association, Corpus Christi, Texas (March 1997)

  • Michael Faubion. "“The Cao Dai and Religious Militarism in South Vietnam.”," Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference, Southwestern Social Sciences Association, Houston, Texas (March 1996)

  • Michael Faubion. "“Eisenhower and the Creation of Modern Republicanism”," Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference, Southwestern Social Sciences Association, Dallas, Texas (April 1995)

  • Michael Faubion. "“The ‘Special Relationship’ at Nadir: Anglo-American Relations in the 1950s.”," Western Conference of British Studies, North American British Studies Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico (October 1992)

  • Michael Faubion. "“The Failed Lesson: The 1954 Sect Crisis.” ," Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference, Southwestern Social Sciences Association, New Orleans, Louisiana (March 1992)

  • Michael Faubion. "“Coming to Terms: Eisenhower’s Labor Policies.” ," Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference, Southwestern Social Sciences Association, San Antonio, Texas (April 1991)

  • Michael Faubion. "“Domestic Liberalism and Republicans: Eisenhower and the Public Welfare.”," Ike's America, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (1990)

Current Courses

HIST 3330 01I - The U.S. as a World Power:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
HIST 1301 02 - U.S. History I:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
HIST 3330 02I - The U.S. as a World Power:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses