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CURRICULUM VITAE

Adam Costanzo
Assistant Professor of History
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

EDUCATION
University of California, Davis: Davis, CA
Ph.D. in American History

American University: Washington, DC
BA in International Studies

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi, TX – fall 2013 – present
Assistant Professor of History
United States History to 1865 (in-person and online)
United States History since 1865 (in-person and online)
Early Republic America
The Ancient World
Urban History

Wiley College: Marshall, TX – fall 2012 to summer 2013
Assistant Professor of History
United States History to 1865 (in-person and online)
United States History since 1865 (in-person and online)
African American Studies
First Year Experience

University of California, Davis: Davis, CA – summer 2010, 2011, and 2012
Associate Instructor
United States History to 1865

Hunan Medical College / Marshall University: Changsha, P.R. China – fall 2000 to spring 2001
English as a Foreign Language Teacher and Program Coordinator

BOOKS
George Washington’s Washington: Visions for the National Capital in the Early American Republic. University of Georgia Press, Early American Places Series.

BOOK REVIEWS
Review of George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation, by Robert P. Watson. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2020. The History Teacher (forthcoming).

Review of America’s First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837 by Alasdair Roberts. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012. The Economic History Review, issue 66.4 (November 2013).

Review of Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood, by Cynthia A. Kierner. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. H-Early America (February 2021).

SELECT CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PAPERS

“Collecting Seeds and Controlling Nature: The Columbian Institute and Local Efforts to Promote the National Capital: 1816-1838,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic 2021 Annual Conference

“Using GIS to Map and Analyze Federal Land Sales and Urban Growth in Washington, DC, 1790-1810,” Lightning Round Presentation, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture 2021 Annual Conference

“Don’t Forget Your Cape: Experiential Learning through Role Immersion Pedagogy,” National Learning Communities Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2019

Author Talk for George Washington’s Washington, Historical Society of Washington, D.C., Conference on D.C. History, 2018

“’Slave Market of America:’ Connecting the Debate over Abolition with Federal Support for the District of Columbia in the Jacksonian Era.” Conference on Washington, D.C., Historical Studies, November, 2017

“An Empire of Sandstone and Marble: Early Republic Politics and the Building of Washington, DC” Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Center for Faculty Excellence, ‘Dissertation to Book’ Community of Practice Campus Presentation, Corpus Christi, TX, 2016

A City Hall for the Nation: Local Architecture and Political Meaning in Early Washington , DC, UC Davis Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium, Davis, CA, 2012

Creating a Grand Capital City One Building at a Time: Local Architecture and Development in Early Washington, DC, 1791-1814, DC Historical Studies Conference, Washington, DC, 2011

The Buildings of Empire: Architecture and the Public Buildings of Jacksonian Washington, DC, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

A Poplar Uprising on Pennsylvania Avenue: Thomas Jefferson’s Lombardy Poplar Trees and the Landscape of Politics in Early Washington, DC,A public history poster displayed at the UC Davis Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium, Davis, CA, 2011

Speculating in Failure: The Federal Government’s Efforts to Fund and Create a Federal City on the Potomac, 1790-1801,Bay Area Seminar in Early American History and Culture, Berkeley, CA, 2011

Power and Public Property: Urban Land Speculation in Washington, DC, 1790-1802,Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Conference, Rochester, NY, 2010

FELLOWSHIPS
UC Davis Professors for the Future Fellow, 2010-2011

GRANTS AND AWARDS
TAMU-CC Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award Winner, 2019
TAMU-CC College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award Winner, 2019
TAMU-CC Digital Innovator of the Year Award Nominee, 2019
Reacting to the Past Consortium and Endeavor Foundation High Impact Challenge Grant, 2017-2019

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Historical Association
Reacting to the Past Consortium
Organization of American Historians
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

CERTIFICATIONS
TAMU-CC Certificate of Online Course Delivery and Peer Review, summer 2014
TAMU-CC Certificate of Online Course Design and Development, summer 2014
TAMU-CC Certificate of Professional Development in Best Practices for Online Course Design, fall 2013
Online Teaching Certification from Wiley College based upon the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s online training modules, earned in spring 2013

ACADEMIC AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Member TAMU-CC Quality Enhancement Plan (I-Know) Development Committee, 2019-2021
Member TAMU-CC Starfish Early Alert System Committee, 2019-2021
United States History Survey Course Coordinator, 2017-2020
Member, College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee, 2017-2019
College of Liberal Arts Representative, University Technology Council, 2016-2018
History Area representative, University Core Curriculum Program Resource Group, 2015-2017
History Area representative, First Year Islanders Learning Community Committee, 2013-2017
Member, TAMU-CC History Area Education Curriculum Redesign Committee, 2015
Developed Review Materials for the Social Studies portion of the Texas TEKS teacher certification exam for the TAMU-CC College of Education, summer 2015
Provided content regarding the Causes of the War of 1812 and the Panic of 1837 for the editors of the online, open-source American History Textbook, The American Yawp
Member, TAMU-CC History Area Hiring Committee, summer 2014
Developed a plan for the Wiley College History Department to implement the college’s “Communicate Through Debate” QEP plan, 2012-2013
Member, Wiley College History Department Hiring Committee, spring 2013
Member, Wiley College General Education Committee, 2012-2013
Member, Wiley College Provost’s Roundtable, 2012-2013
Founder and Co-Editor of a technology and productivity blog for academics called DIY Ivory Tower http://diyivorytower.wordpress.com/ 2010-2012
Organized the panel, “Trading in Contested Terrain: Land Speculation in an Era of National Expansion,” for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic 2010 Conference