Dr. Neel Baumgardner, professor of history at the University of Texas at San Antonio, focuses his research on the development and protection of national parks and wilderness areas. His book in progress, titled “Unbordering North America: Creating International Parks along the Periphery of Canada, Mexico, and the United States,” examines four different parks in two regions: Waterton Lakes and Glacier in the northern Rocky Mountains of Alberta and Montana, and Big Bend and the Maderas del Carmen in the Chihuahuan Desert of Texas and the northern Mexican state of Coahuila.
Dr. Baumgardner teaches courses in American Studies and history. He received a B.B.A. and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.
Dr. Baumgardner has traveled several times to Big Bend National Park and has shared some of his personal photos of the park with us!
Here’s a sneak peek at some of his awesome pictures: