McMurry Professor Dr. Don Frazier Nominated for Piper Professor Award

  Gary Ellison
  Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:27 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Dr. Don Frazier, professor of history at McMurry University, has been selected as a Piper Professor Award nominee. Piper Professor Award recipients will be announced on May 1, 2017.

Organized in 1950, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation is a non-profit, charitable corporation focused on postsecondary education in Texas. Each year, the foundation selects ten Piper Professors from across Texas for their superior teaching at the college level.

The Piper Professor Award recognizes professors for outstanding academic, scientific, and scholarly achievement and for dedication to the teaching profession. These awards are intended to provide increased recognition of teaching excellence. The Foundation's Selection Committee also considers research, publication, and related activity.

Dr. Frazier, a recognized expert in Texas and Civil War history, is the award-winning author of five books on the Civil War: Blood and Treasure, Cottonclads, Fire in the Cane Fields, Thunder Across the Swamp: The Fight for the Lower Mississippi, February-May 1863, and Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi.

His other work includes serving as co-author of Frontier Texas, Historic Abilene, and The Texas You Expect, as well as general editor of The U.S. and Mexico at War.

In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Frazier has been very involved in a variety of heritage and cultural tourism projects, including consulting on the development of three museums; two research centers; a Mexican War battlefield; work on Civil War and frontier heritage trails in Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana; and work on historical projects in Europe and Mexico.

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