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James Conway

Degree: BA (Ph.D. in History from the University of Memphis)

When did you graduate? 2003

What were some of the most rewarding/influential classes in your major? African American History I and II; The Modern Civil Rights Movement; African American Biography

Where did you live? Hughes Hall; New Hall; University Apartment (Now named College Park Apartments); Clifton Street Apartments

What groups did you belong to? Phi Beta Sigma; Students for the Propagation of Black Culture; Phi Alpha Theta

Did you participate in any experiences outside the classroom in your major field? History Day

What did you plan to do with your degree? Teach; Archival Work; Museum Studies

How are you using your degree? Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

What disciplinary skills do you use most often in your current job? Teaching, writing, and research

What are your plans? What will your degree allow you to do/accomplish as you move forward? Become a tenure-track position and later full professor

What is the most surprising/unexpected thing you learned about yourself during your time as a BA student at UCA? Professors genuinely cared about my welfare and progress.

What advice would you give someone who wants to get a BA in history? You will develop the essential tools that will prepare you for the job market when you graduate and to become a more knowledgeable citizen who can intellectually engage in discussions about U.S. and world affairs.