One specializes in historical research. The other has expertise in mapmaking.
Together, Arkansas Tech University faculty members Dr. H. Micheal Tarver and Dr. Joseph Swain are once again contributing to knowledge and understanding of South America.
Tarver and Swain collaborated to produce "Estados Unidos y Venezuela durante la Primera Guerra Mundial: Relaciones Cordiales de Sospechosa Cooperación," which was recently published by the Universidad de Los Andes (Mérida, Venezuela) through sponsorship of the Grupo Estudios Venezuela Estados Unidos (GEVEU) and the Centro Venezolano Americano de Mérida (CEVAM), in Mérida, Venezuela.
The publication contains an enhanced multicolor map created by Swain and an expanded Spanish-language version of Tarver’s "The United States and Venezuela During the First World War: Cordial Relations of Suspicious Cooperation," which was published in fall 2021 by Rowman and Littlefield.
Previous collaborations between Tarver and Swain contributed to "South America: From European Contact to Independence" (edited by H. Micheal Tarver and Carlos E. Márquez) and "Daily Life of Women: An Encyclopedia from Ancient Times to Present" (edited by Colleen Boyett, H. Micheal Tarver and Mildred Diane Gleason).
In addition, Swain produced original maps for the revised edition of Tarver’s 2018 book "The History of Venezuela."
Tarver is professor of history at Arkansas Tech and has served on the ATU faculty since 2002.
He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Bowling Green State University.
Head of the ATU Department of History and Political Science from 2002-09 and dean of the College of Arts and Humanities from 2010-13, Tarver has been engaged in full-time classroom teaching over the past eight years.
Swain is associate professor of geography and has served on the ATU faculty since 2008.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern State University (La.) and a master’s degree from Western Illinois University. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Swain was instrumental in the creation of the ATU bachelor’s degree program in cultural and geospatial studies.
This is the 22nd consecutive academic year that members of the ATU history and political science faculty have published one or more books.
Learn more about the ATU Department of History and Political Science at www.atu.edu/history.