Michael Green to Lead Pacific Coast Branch of American History Association
Michael Green, associate professor of history, has been named the executive director of the nation’s third-largest historical association.
Green’s five-year appointment to helm the Pacific Coast Branch of the American History Association (PCB-AHA) will bring the association’s headquarters and thousands of historians and history students to UNLV for annual conferences and other professional development activities.
“I am excited to take on this leadership role and to have the opportunity to showcase the great work of our history department at UNLV,” said Green, whose research focuses on 19th-century America and Nevada and Las Vegas history.
Having the association headquartered at UNLV will enhance efforts to recruit top graduate students, said College of Liberal Arts Dean Chris Heavey. “We see it as a great way to grow our doctoral program. We want to give students excellent training and send them out into the world as academics or whatever career track they choose.”
The Pacific Coast Branch was organized in 1903 to serve members of the American Historical Association living in the Western United States and Western provinces of Canada. The branch publishes the Pacific Historical Review, which highlights research in American and Pacific history.