Thomas   Knight

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 344D
Phone: (956) 665-2964
Email: thomas.knight@utrgv.edu

Dr. Thomas Knight





Selected Publications


  • Thomas Knight. ""'My Stepson-In-Law Milby Magee': Reading the Will of Josiah Magee (1757-1818) of Columbia County, Georgia"," Barrington, RI: The American Genealogist 89, no. 2 (September 2017): 9.

  • Thomas Knight. "Gender as a Determining Factor in the Family History and Development of the McGee Family," Genealogy 1, no. 3 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017): 14.

  • Thomas Knight. ""Ulster and the Texas-Mexico Border: John McAllen and His Family"," Supplementary Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. February 2017.

  • Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, Anthony Zavaleta, Thomas Knight, ed. Supplementary Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. 15, February 2017.

  • Thomas Knight. ""The Origins of Salome Balli McAllen"," Extra Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. Brownsville, TX: Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies, February 2016.

  • Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta, and Thomas Knight, ed. Extra Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen, TX: University of Texas -- Rio Grande Valley, February 2016.

  • Thomas Knight. ""Dona Rosa Maria Hinojosa de Balli and Her Family: A Rio Grande Valley Family in an Atlantic Perspective"," Yet More Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. Brownsville, TX: Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies, 2015.

  • Thomas Knight. ""The Yorkshire Family of Edmund Jenings and Peter Jenings of Virginia"," The American Genealogist 87, (2015).

  • Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta, and Thomas Knight, ed. Yet More Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. Brownsville, TX: Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies, 2015.

  • Thomas Knight. ""Immigration to South Texas, 1850-1900"," Still More Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. 2014.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


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

  • Kristine Wirts. Faculty Development Grant, The University of Texas -- Pan American, $3,000.00 (May 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014)

  • Thomas Knight. Faculty Development Grant, The University of Texas -- Pan American, $5,000.00 (May 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010)



Selected Presentations


  • Thomas Knight. "Studies in Rio Grande Valley History: The UT Rio Grande Valley Regional History Series," NEXUS, UTRGV, College of Liberal Arts, Brownsville, TX (April 2018)

  • Thomas Knight. ""From the Snows of the Himalayas to the Texas Prairie: Rev. James Wilson and his Family in War and Peace."," History Department Research Colloqium, Edinburg, TX (April 2018)

  • Thomas Knight. ""Teaching History 1301 and 1302: SLOs and Curriculum Design"," UTRGV Dual Enrollment Conference, UTRGV History Department, Edinburg, TX (February 2016)

  • Thomas Knight. "Discussant: James A. Gleason, "A Short History of Judicial Reform in the United States: The Role of Lawyers"," UTPA Department of Political Science Brown Bag Series, UTPA Department of Political Science, Edinburg, TX (September 2014)

  • Thomas Knight. ""William Strother's Virginia"," The William Strother Society, Inc., Biennial Meeting, The William Strother Society, Inc., Atlanta, GA (July 2014)

  • Thomas Knight. "A 19th-Century Scotch-Irish Family in War and Peace," Ulster American Heritage Symposium, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (June 2014)

  • Thomas Knight. ""Degreeworks and Advising"," Department of History and Philosophy Workshop, Department of History and Philosophy, Edinburg, TX (October 2013)

  • Thomas Knight. ""Scotch-Irish Identity in the 19th-Century: James Wilson (1802-1884) and His Family"," Symposium on Scotch-Irish Identity and Culture, Center for Scotch-Irish Studies and Scotch-Irish Society of America, McCelvey Center, York, SC (June 2013)

  • Thomas Knight. "Our Ancient Friends…Are Much Reduced: Mary and James Wright, The Hopewell Friends Meeting, and the Southern Backcountry, c. 1720-c.1790," Mid-America Conference on History, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO (September 2012)

  • Thomas Knight. "The Magees of Somerset County, Maryland, 1683-1865: A Six Generation Case Study," Scotch-Irish Identity and Culture Symposium, Center for Scotch-Irish Studies and Scotch-Irish Society of America, McCelvey Center, York, SC (June 2011)

Current Courses

HIST 3321 01 - US, Revo, & New Nat 1763-1815:
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HIST 1301 92L - U.S. History I:
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HIST 5395 01 - Research Historiography:
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HIST 7301 01 - Thesis II:
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