Gov. Greg Abbott has named Carolina Castle Crimm, Ph.D., Don Frazier, Ph.D. and Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., who will serve as chairman, on the 1836 Texas Project Advisory Committee for the terms that will expire. on September 1, 2023. The Texas 1836 Project Advisory Committee was created by HB 2497 (87R) to promote patriotic education and raise awareness of Texas values that continue to stimulate limitless prosperity in this state.
Carolina Crimm Castle, Ph.D. of Huntsville retired as Professor Emeritus at Sam State State University. He has over 30 years of experience in teaching, business and government. He has taught at the elementary and high school levels in Florida and Texas and at the college and university level. He is a member of the Texas State Historical Association, a former member of the Texas Humanities, a board member of the Walker County Historical Commission, the Main Street Commission, the Central Texas Historical Association, and the East Texas Historical Association. In addition, she is a member of the League of Latin American Citizens, Daughters of the American Revolution and a board member of the Old Town Theater in Huntsville. Crimm received a bachelor’s degree in history and social studies from the University of Miami, a master’s degree in arts in architectural conservation from Texas Tech University and a doctorate in philosophy in Latin American history from the University of Texas at Austin.
Don Frazier, Ph.D. of Kerrville is the director of the Texas Center at Schreiner University and was previously a professor at McMurry University in Abilene for over 25 years. He is an elected member of the Philosophical Society of Texas, an academic / director of the Texas Historical Foundation, and a former member of the Texas State Historical Association. He is also a board member of the Heart of the Hills Heritage Center and is an advisor to the Alamo Historic Advisory Committee. Frazier received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master’s degree in arts and a doctorate in philosophy in history from Texas Christian University.
Kevin Roberts, Ph.D. of Liberty Hill is the CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He previously served as president of Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, WY, and as founder and director of John Academy the Great Academy in Lafayette, LA. He is a member of the Council for National Policy and the National Association of Scholars. Roberts received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Louisiana, a master’s degree in history from Virginia Tech and a doctorate in philosophy in American history from the University of Texas at Austin.