- Associate Professor of History
- Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
- J.D., Southern Methodist University
- M.A., Southern Methodist University
- B.A., Davidson College
Alicia Dewey received her Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University and has taught at Biola University since 2007. Her courses include the History of the American West; California History; American Democracy, Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1800-1877; the Rise of Modern America (1877-1920); Research Methods in History; the U.S. History Survey; and U.S. History since 1865. She has a passion for the landscape of the American West, so when she is not teaching, researching or writing, she enjoys hiking, birdwatching, and landscape painting in addition to spending time with her Maltese dog, Cody. She is a member of Kindred Community Church in Anaheim Hills, CA.
- American Historical Association
- Organization of American Historians
- Western History Association
- Business History Conference
- Texas State Historical Association
- California Historical Society
Chasing the Elusive American Dream: Anglo and Mexican Entrepreneurs along the South Texas Border, 1880-1940 (Connecting the Greater West series, Texas A & M University Press, forthcoming, 2014).
"Ranching Across Borders: the Making of a Transnational Cattle Industry in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands," in Sterling D. Evans, ed., Farming Across the Borders: Selections on Transnational Agricultural History in the North American West (Texas A & M University Press, forthcoming)
"Region of Extremes and Contrast," in Gordon M. Bakken, ed., The World of the American West (New York: Routledge, 2010).
Transforming the Border Brush Country into a "Semi-Tropical Paradise": Irrigation and Water Rights in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1900-1970 (work in progress)
- U.S./Mexico Borderlands
- American West
- Business History
- Environmental history/irrigation and water rights
- Mexican-American History