Patrick Lukens is the lead faculty member in the History and Political Science department at Eastern Arizona College, a rural but cosmopolitan two-year college serving southeastern Arizona since 1888. He earned his BA in History and MA in Public History at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and his PhD in History at Arizona State University in Tempe. After completing his PhD, he worked in a one year post-doctoral internship as a policy analyst for the Arizona Board of Regents, then moved on to Eastern Arizona College in 2000. Since 2012, he has also been an adjunct faculty member in the Arizona State University @ EAC program. Patrick's fields of study include US/Mexican relations, US/Mexico borderlands, Mexican American ethnic history, Latin America, and public policy/political history.