About the Instructor

Cameron L. Sinclair, M. A.


I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Hardin-Simmons University in December of 2000. I received a Master of Arts in history from Southern Methodist University in December of 2003. At SMU, my research focus was the political and economic history of nineteenth-century Latin America, with an emphasis on Mexico and the U. S. Southwest. My research culminated in my thesis, "The Quest for Prosperity and Regional Autonomy in the First Federal Republic of Mexico: Zacatecas, 1823-1835." Currently, I am working toward a Ph.D. in United States history at the University of North Texas, where my research interests are focused on the political and economic history of the United States and Mexico during the nineteenth century.

I started teaching college-level history in the Fall of 2004 at Brookhaven College in the Dallas County Community College District. In the Fall of 2006 I also started teaching at the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College.

Currently, I teach the first (1301) and second (1302) half of U. S. history at both schools, including online classes for Dallas and dual-credit classes for Collin. I am also currently developing a 2000-level course on Mexican-American History for Brookhaven to be offered in the Fall of 2011.

"It has been said that though God cannot alter the past, historians can; it is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this repect that He tolerates their existence." –Samuel Butler, Erewhon Revisite