Monique James Baxter: Monique is a graduate of the University of Texas – Pan American with an M.A. in History and a B.A. in Communications. Prior to becoming a history professor at OSSM, she completed doctoral coursework in history at Oklahoma State University. In addition to being a published author, Monique has presented and judged papers at numerous humanities conferences. She has been recognized as an honorary guest teacher at the All-State awards banquet sponsored by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and was named a Hefner Ambassador in 2015. In her spare time she enjoys travel, photography, and spending time with her family.