Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Dr. Robert Wooster

An Outstanding Islander

Outline photo of Dr. Robert Wooster

The Past, the Present and the Predictable
If there's one message Dr. Robert Wooster hopes to convey to students in his history classes at the Island University, it's that "Democracy isn't easy." The professor of history, who has taught at the University for more than 20 years, doesn't have to search for examples of his message. As a recognized authority on Texas and United States history and an expert on the U.S. Military and the Civil War, he uses the past to prove his point about the present. A native of Beaumont, Texas, Wooster earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985 and accepted a position with the University's History Department. He has twice been elected speaker of the Faculty Senate, and was appointed chair of the Department of Humanities in 1997. In 2005, Wooster was elected president of the Texas State Historical Association, the state's oldest academic society and, in December 2008, he was awarded the designation of Regents Professor by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents. In addition to writing and editing 10 books, he has lectured extensively and has served as the civilian deputy director of the U. S. Military Academy/ROTC Military History Workshop at West Point, the Price Daniel, Sr., Scholar in Residence, the Texas State Historical Association's Visiting Scholar, and an editorial advisory board member for several scholarly journals and university presses.

© Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi • 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412 • 361-825-5700