Dr. Justin Solonick will be the guest speaker at Tyler Junior College’s first in a series of President John Tyler Lectures.
The event is set 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Admiral Inman Room (1109), in Jenkins Hall on the TJC main campus.
The lecture series is named in honor of President John Tyler, who annexed Texas into the United States in 1845 and for whom the city of Tyler is named.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. The program will last about an hour.
Solonick, a history professor at Texas Christian University and Tarrant County College, will discuss topics including Civil War military engineering and the process for working with a university press to publish his research.
His doctoral dissertation, “Engineering Victory: The Union Siege of Vicksburg,” was published by the Southern Illinois University Press in 2015.
“We’re excited to have Dr. Solonick as our first speaker. His knowledge of Civil War history and the publishing business will be very illuminating for our audience,” said Dr. Jeffrey Owens, TJC history and geography department chair.
Solonick received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut, M.A. from Brown University, and Ph.D. from Texas Christian University (2013). He lives in Fort Worth.
The event is sponsored by the TJC Department of History and Geography and the Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society.