Patrick Lukens

Eastern Arizona Coll.

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Eastern Arizona Coll.


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.


Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, United States
PhD, 1999
1993 To 1999
Dissertation: Mexico, Mexican Americans and the FDR administration's racial classification policy : public policy in place of diplomacy
Advisor: F. Arturo Rosales

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
MA, 1992
Public History
1990 To 1992

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
BA, 1990
1985 To 1990

Job History

Eastern Arizona College
Professor, History/Political Science
Thatcher, AZ, United States
August 2000 - present