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History students present research at conference in New Orleans

01.05.2018 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan students represented the Omega Zeta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society at its Biennial Conference Jan. 3-6 in New Orleans. Participation in the conference was competitive among the Phi Alpha Theta members at Texas Wesleyan. Only four students were selected to represent the university. Each made a 15-minute presentation.

Texas Wesleyan students and their presentation titles

  • Bailey Dozier, Nationalism and German Unification
  • Russell Leahy, Saint Francis and the Sultan of Egypt
  • Meagan Morris, Venetian Interests in the Fourth Crusade
  • Andrea Upadhya, The Dilemma of Defeat: Exploring the Dynamics within the Islamic World before and during the Second Crusade

Dr. Brenda Matthews (A.M. Pate Chair of American History), Dr. Alistair Maeer and Dr. Christopher Ohan accompanied the students and chaired sessions at the conference.

About Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has more than 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters. The Omega Zeta Chapter was chartered at Texas Wesleyan on April 23, 1979.

For more information about Phi Alpha Theta or the History program at Texas Wesleyan, visit

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