Richard Selcer is a Fort Worth native who has taught and written history for forty years. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Austin College in Sherman, Texas (1972 and 1973) and his Ph.D. from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth (1980). His teaching stops include Jarvis Christian College, Yankton College, Cottey College, Tarrant County College, and International Christian University (Vienna, Austria and Kiev, Ukraine). He currently teaches at Texas Christian University.
He has written 13 books in Western and Civil War history and published more than 50 articles in magazines and journals. His latest book is Fort Worth Stories (University of North Texas Press, 2021). He has authored numerous historic markers for Fort Worth sites, is a member of the Tarrant County Historical Commission, and conducts walking tours of downtown Fort Worth.