Professor Michael S. Green & 2013 Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Awardby Representative Dina Titus
Posted on 2014-01-15
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Ms. TITUS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with pride and pleasure to
congratulate Dr. Michael S. Green, professor of history at the College
of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, on his recent selection as the
recipient of the American Historical Association's 2013 Eugene Asher
Distinguished Teaching Award. The AHA, a leading professional
organization dedicated to the study and teaching of history, awards
this prize only once a year to recognize outstanding teaching and
advocacy for history. This is the first time ever that this prestigious
award has gone to a community college professor.
To quote Winston Churchill, ``Study history, study history. In history lie all the secrets of statecraft.'' Professor Green is encouraging the young people of Southern Nevada to do just that-- ``study history, study history.'' Through his excellent teaching, he is cultivating the minds of tomorrow. Many of his former students are found today in public service and media positions throughout Nevada.
A graduate of the University of Nevada--Las Vegas and Columbia University, Dr. Green specializes in nineteenth century politics and the American West, and has published several books including, Las Vegas: A Centennial History, and dozens of articles in scholarly journals. He writes a regular column in several popular magazines and is often called upon to serve as a lecturer, guest speaker, and expert on Nevada history and politics. He is a researcher and consultant for the City of Las Vegas Mob Museum, and is currently writing a text book on Nevada history. A man of many talents, Dr. Green is also a specialist on President Lincoln, having authored several books focusing on Lincoln and the politics of the Civil War. He is currently editing a collection of essays focusing on Lincoln as well.
Nonetheless, while many academicians often prioritize research and publications over teaching, Michael Green's number one priority has always been his students. As one remarked, ``Dr. Green loves his subject and it shows.'' I can think of no higher compliment, and I can imagine no one more deserving of this award. I commend Dr. Green for this distinction, and am proud to have him as a friend, a colleague, and a constituent, Only in District One.