Dr. William Clayson
Professor, Department of History
Speaker's Topics: History, Western Civilization, Nevada History
Bio: William Clayson is professor of history at the College of Southern Nevada. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Texas Tech University and teaches United States History, Western Civilization, Nevada History, and American Military History. His first book, Freedom is Not Enough: The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Texas (University of Texas Press, 2010), examines the relationship between Chicano/a and African American freedom movements in Texas and the Johnson administration’s antipoverty programs in the 1960s and 1970s. Along with multiple articles and book chapters on urban history and federal anti-poverty policy, his published work has included studies of the Cuban American community in Las Vegas. Dr. Clayson also holds the rank of Major in the Army Reserve and recently returned from a deployment where he served on the advisory staff of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.