Academic Historian

Michael N. Searles is an assistant professor of history at Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia. Professor Searles who is a contributor to the award winning Black Cowboy of Texas specializes in Black Cowboys, Buffalo Soldiers, and the American West. Searles is currently co-editing an anthology on the Buffalo Soldiers in the West scheduled for publication in 2006. A nationally recognized consultant and presenter, “Cowboy Mike” as Professor Searles’s is known to many, speaks to public school audiences, libraries, universities, and community groups.