Colleen O’Neill spent the first 18 years of her life in Phoenix, Arizona, but it wasn’t until she was living in New Brunswick, New Jersey that she realized that she was a westerner. Moving from one coast to the next in her educational pursuit, she received a BA in government from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and an MA in history from New Mexico State University. In 1997 she earned a PhD in History from Rutgers University in New Brunswick New Jersey. After teaching history at the College of New Rochelle for two years, she moved to San Luis Obispo, California to teach in the Ethnic Studies Department. In the summer of 2004 she bid farewell to the beautiful central coast of California and moved to the stunning Rocky Mountain landscape of Northern Utah where she is the Coeditor of the Western Historical Quarterly and Associate Professor of History at Utah State University.
O’Neill teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in American Indian and western history. She is the author of Working the Navajo Way: Labor and Culture in the Twentieth Century (University Press of Kansas, 2005), and co-editor with Brian Hosmer of Native Pathways: American Indian Culture and Economic Development in the Twentieth Century (University Press of Colorado, 2004). Her work has been recognized by the Historical Society of New Mexico, the Western History Association and the New Mexico Historical Review.
For more information and a CV please see http://history.usu.edu/htm/faculty/faculty-directory/USERNAME=A00313205/
Colleen welcomes inquiries about the WHQ at firstname.lastname@example.org.