JEANNIE WHAYNE Jeannie Whayne is Professor of History at the University of Arkansas and co-­‐director of the university’s Teaching and Faculty Support Center. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, in 1989. After teaching for one year at Western Washington University, she joined the U of A faculty in 1990. Whayne has published over a dozen articles and essays on Arkansas, African American, and Southern history. She has edited, authored, and co-­‐authored ten books, including A Whole Country in Commotion, edited with Patrick Williams and S. Charles Bolton, and The Clinton Riddle: Essays on the 42nd President, edited with Todd Shields and Donald Kelley. Three of her books won the Arkansas Library Association's Arkansiana Award: Arkansas: A Narrative History, co-­‐authored with Thomas DeBlack, George Sabo, and Morris Arnold, her 1996 book, A New Plantation South: Land, Labor, and Federal Favor in Twentieth Century, Arkansas, and Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Southern Agriculture. In addition to the Arkansiana Award, Delta Empire won the John G. Ragsdale prize from the Arkansas Historical Association. The book is a social, economic, and environmental history that traces the Lee Wilson plantation through distinct phases in the post-­‐Civil War period and analyzes how it intersected with trends in plantation agriculture, race relations, and environmental changes. Whayne has presented dozens of papers at state, regional, national and international conferences. Most recently, she presented her presidential address to the Agricultural History Society in Provo, Utah in June 2014: Incidental Environmentalists: Dale Bumpers, George Templeton, and the Founding of the Rosen Alternative Pest Control Center at the University of Arkansas.” In July 2014, she presented a paper at the Global Environmental History Conference in Guimarães, Portugal: “A Faustian Bargain? The Modern Portfolio Plantation in the Age of Scientific Agriculture.” In addition to teaching Arkansas and Southern history courses, Whayne frequently teaches Agricultural History, the American History Survey, honors classes, and graduate seminars. She has served on numerous college and university committees, and is past chair of the Campus Faculty and the Faculty Senate. Fulbright College recognized her outstanding teaching in 2008, naming her a Master Teacher, and she won the college’s Master Research Award in 2013. She has been a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians since 2008, the Agricultural History Society recently deemed her a “Fellow of the Society” in honor of her scholarly achievements and her service to Agricultural History. Whayne served as president of the society from June 2013 to June 2014. She has been a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution and at the Carter Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia, has served on numerous committees of the Southern Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and is past president of the Conference of Historical Journals, an affiliate of the American Historical Association. She is a member of the Southern Historical Association’s executive committee. She was editor of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly for thirteen years and the secretary-­‐treasurer of that organization for eighteen years. In 2014, the Arkansas Historical Association honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award.