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Jay Buckley

Dir, Charles Redd Center
History

Continuing Education
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Jay H. Buckley, an Associate Professor of History, is the Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies (http://reddcenter.byu.edu). He also serves as Director of BYU's interdisciplinary American Indian Studies minor (http://native.byu.edu).

Buckley is the author of William Clark: Indian Diplomat (2008) and co-author of By His Own Hand: The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis (2006), Orem [Utah] (2010); Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (2012); Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier (2015); Explorers of the American West: Mapping the World through Primary Documents (2016); and Explorers of the American East: Mapping the World through Primary Documents (2018).

Research Interests

His research specialties include Lewis & Clark, exploration & migration, Indigenous-white relations, fur trade, South African frontier, and other western themes.

Teaching Interests

Professor Buckley teaches courses pertaining to American West, American Indian, Utah, and US history and American Studies courses. Buckley directs the American Indian Studies minor and directs BYU's Charles Redd Center for Western Studies.

Education

  • PhD, History , American West; American Indian, University of Nebraska (2001)
  • MA, History , American West; American Indian, Brigham Young University (1996)
  • BA, History , Brigham Young University (1994)

Honors and Awards

  • Appointed Director of BYU Redd Center (2018- ), Charles Redd Center for Western Studies (2018 - Present)
  • 2023 Distinguished Service Award, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (2023 - 2023)
  • 2018 Gary E. Moulton Lectureship Honoree, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation; National Lewis and Clark Historic Trail (2018 - 2018)
  • 2015-2018 Visiting Scholar, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (2015 - 2018)
  • 2017 Clarence Dixon Taylor Historical Research Award prize for Utah History, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies (2017 - 2017)
  • 2015 Outstanding Teacher, History Department, Chair Selection, History Department (2015 - 2015)
  • 2015 William P. (Bill) Sherman Fellow Award, Portage Route Chapter, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (2015 - 2015)
  • 2014 John Topham and Susan Redd Butler BYU Faculty Research Award, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies (2014 - 2014)
  • 2013 Clarence Dixon Taylor Historical Research Award; best scholarly book on Central Utah, 2008-2013, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies (2013 - 2013)
  • 2013 Colorado Book Award Finalist, Colorado Humanities (2013 - 2013)
  • 2010 Meritorious Achievement Award, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (2010 - 2010)
  • Eagleton-Walters Book Award, best book on the political history of Missouri, State Historical Society of Missouri (2009 - 2009)
  • Missouri History Book Award; Best Book on Missouri and Missourians, State Historical Society of Missouri (2009 - 2009)
  • Mollie and Karl G. Butler Young Scholar Award, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies (2006 - 2008)
  • Lewis E. Atherton Prize, State Historical Society of Missouri (2000 - 2001)

Memberships

  • Charles Redd Center for Western Studies (2001 - Present)
  • Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (2001 - Present)
  • Museum of Peoples and Cultures (2001 - Present)
  • Museum of the Fur Trade (2001 - Present)
  • Museum of the Mountain Man (2001 - Present)
  • Oregon-California Trails Association (2001 - Present)
  • Utah Historical Society (2001 - Present)
  • Western History Association (2001 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Board Member, Utah Valley Historical Society (2011 - Present)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (2008 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, University of Nebraska Press (2023 - 2023)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Washington State University Press (2023 - 2023)
  • Officer, President, Utah Valley Historical Society (2022 - 2023)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Center for Great Plains Studies (2022 - 2022)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Mormon History (2022 - 2022)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Mormon History (2021 - 2021)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, University of Nebraska Press (2021 - 2021)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, University of Oklahoma Press (2015 - 2021)
  • Committee/Council Member, Alpine School District
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Utah State Historical Society, Utah Historical Quarterly
  • Committee/Council Chair, Western History Association (2018 - 2020)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Committee/Council Member, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (2013 - 2016)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Rowman and Littlefield
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, University Press of Oklahoma
  • Officer (specify in Other), Orem Historic Preservation Advisory Commission (2011 - 2015)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Company (2014 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, South Dakota Historical Association (2014 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of American History, Organization of American Historians
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, University of Oklahoma Press (2002 - 2013)
  • Officer (specify in Other), Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (2012 - 2013)
  • Committee/Council Member, Western History Association (2011 - 2012)
  • Officer (specify in Other), Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (2011 - 2012)
  • Officer (specify in Other), Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (2011 - 2012)
  • Board Member, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (2007 - 2011)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Great Plains Quarterly
  • Other, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Western Historical Quarterly
  • Committee/Council Member, Western History Association (2009 - 2010)
  • Officer, Utah History Day (2008 - 2008)
  • Officer, Orem Historic Preservation Advisory Commission (2004 - 2008)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, BUILDING A DEMOCRATIC NATION (2005 - 2005)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Exploring the West: The Legacy of Lewis and Clark
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, FIRST PEOPLES: A DOCUMENTARY SURVEY OF AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY. (2005 - 2005)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Center (2004 - 2004)
  • Guest Speaker, William P. Sherman Library & Archives (2004 - 2004)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Studies Journal
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Copley Publishing (2002 - 2002)

Courses Taught

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