Personal Statement:

I am United States Navy veteran and served six years with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office before returning to higher education studies. I am also a long-time member of the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum and I continue to volunteer with the museum in steam train operations.

My studies will focus on community building in the American West. I intend to examine how peoples of varying backgrounds came together to form communities, and how inclusion/exclusion of different peoples affected those communities.

Selected Publications:

MacMahon, Christopher. “Mystery on the Mainline: What Wrecked the ‘City of San Francisco?'” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 59, no. 1-4 (2016), 49-66.

Courses Taught:

American Environmental History (Reader, Fall 2016)

History of California (Reader, Winter 2017)

The Nazi Holocaust (Reader, Spring 2017)

U.S. History 1820-1920 (TA, Summer 2017)

Awards & Professional Activities:

2016 – History Program Honors, California State University Channel Islands.

2015 – Interdisciplinary Research Learning Community, Inaugural Member and Research Grant, California State University Channel Islands.

2011 – The President’s Call to Service Award, President of the United States’ Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum: Secretary of the Board of Directors (2011-2013); Member of the Board (2007-2011); Youth Programs Committee ChairĀ  (2007-2013).