Hall of Fame Member Biographies

James Ronda

James Ronda, an inspirational teacher, has drawn admiration for his histories of the American West. Ronda has supervised major exhibits at the Library of Congress and lectured in its Great Hall. He has served as expert commentator for televised documentaries for PBS, the BBC, OETA, the History Channel, and the Discovery Channel.  Additionally, Ronda prepared and delivered the keynote address for the Lewis and Clark Expedition National Bicentennial at Monticello in 2003. Ronda currently serves as H.G. Barnard Chair of Western American History at The University of Tulsa. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2006.