Scholars

2019-2021 Dr. Heather Caldwell

Dr. Heather Caldwell is an Assistant Professor of Education at Colorado State University – Pueblo. She is a generalist in the Teacher Education Program and teaches pre-service and in-service teachers. She began her research career in 2005 when she visited CF&I as part of a History Field School with Texas A&M University and Abilene Christian University. She conducted oral history interviews with mining families in Huerfano County and took part in an archaeological dig in the former mining town of Primero. Her love of Colorado started in 2005 and after twenty years in Texas, she and her family relocated to Colorado in 2017. She enjoys researching topics on educational history, women in education, and rural education. She is excited and honored to be a Scholar in Residence at Steelworks and considers this opportunity a “full circle moment” as she is returning to where her research began and is eager to explore the archives once again in search of stories to tell!

2014-2015: Dr. James Walsh

Dr. James Walsh is Senior Instructor in Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. His research topic was The IWW Strike of 1927-1928.

Dr. Fawn Amber Montoya

2012-2014: Dr. Fawn Amber Montoya

Dr. Fawn Amber Montoya is Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Chicano Studies Program at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Dr. Montoya’s research topic was The Role of CF&I During World War II.

Dr. Lynn Burlbaw

2010-2012: Dr. Lynn Burlbaw

Dr. Lynn Burlbaw is Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC), College of Education at Texas A&M University. Dr. Burlbaw’s research topic was Educational Programs at CF&I.