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W. David Baird
Dean Emeritus of Seaver College
Howard A. White Professor of History

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Thornton Administrative Center (TAC) 318
Phone: (310) 506-4280
E-mail: david.baird@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., History, University of Oklahoma, 1969
  • M.A., History, University of Oklahoma, 1965
  • B.A., History, University of Central Oklahoma, 1961
  • A.A., General Studies, George Washington University, 1959
Courses:
  • Introduction to Research
  • Historiography
  • Senior Thesis
  • Native Americans
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • President, Western History Association, 1988-1989, 1989
  • President, Phi Alpha Theta, 1989-1991, 1991
  • Who's Who in America, 1980, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1992
  • Selected (with Danney Goble) for the Oklahoma History Book of theYear, Oklahoma Historical Society, 1995, 1995
  • Fulbright Lecturer, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1991, 1991
  • Over 11 grants from the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office
  • Officer in American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch
Academic Interests:
  • Churches of Christ in Oklahoma
  • History of Oklahoma
  • History of the American West
  • Native Americans
Selected Works:
  • The Story of Oklahoma. With Danney Goble. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994., 1994
  • A Creek Warrior for the Confederacy: The Autobiography of Chief G. W. Grayson. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988., 1988
  • The Quapaw Indians: A History of the Downstream People, University of Oklahoma Press, 1980., 1980
  • The Osage People. Phoenix: Indian Tribal Series, 1972., 1872
  • The Chickasaw People. Phoenix: Indian Tribal Series, 1975., 1975
  • The Choctaw People. Phoenix: Indian Tribal Series, 1972., 1972
  • Peter Pitchlynn: Chief of the Choctaws. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972. (Reprinted with a new, expanded intro. in 1986.), 1986
  • Medical Education in Arkansas, 1879-1978. Memphis State University Press, 1979., 1979