Below are the provocateurs who oversee the daily operations of Notes from the Underground

Dr. Bradley J. Borougerdi

Position: Professor of History

Office: ESEE 2412
Phone: 817-515-3117
Email: bradley.borougerdi@tccd.edu

Double B.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 2002
M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 2006

​Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2014​

My initial interests and research dealt with 19th and 20th century Russian history but has since broadened to include the Atlantic world from the 16th century to the present.  Transnational history and intercultural transfers across the Atlantic Ocean have been my primary focal points, with emphasis on the history of Drugs and Intoxication, as well as African American culture.

Dr. Gregory Kosc

Position: Associate Professor of History

Office: ESEE 1112C 
Phone: 817-515-3762
Email: gregory.kosc@tccd.edu

B.A., Gettysburg College, 2000
M.A., Northeastern University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2010

My research focuses on travel writing and identity. My dissertation investigated British hunters and their travel writings in the American West from 1865 to 1914.

Eric Salas

Position: Instructor of History
Office: ESED 2442A
Phone: 817-515-3408

Email: eric.salas@tccd.edu

​B.S.E., Baylor University, 2005

M.A., Baylor University, 2007

My area of historical specialization revolves around the ideological development of Malcolm X and Black Nationalism.

J. Joel Tovanche, J.D.

Position: AssociateProfessor of History

Office: ESEE 2327
Phone: 817-515-3021
Email: JJ.tovancheparedes@tccd.edu


2012: LL.M. (Master of Laws), UT Austin School of Law

2008: JD (Juris Doctor), Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

2006: M.A. in History, Cleveland State Univ.

2002: B.A. in History, Cleveland State Univ.

​My scholarly interests revolve around whatever I happen to be reading on any given day. That said, my M.A. research paper explored the Chicano soldier’s experience with regard to Vietnam, while my LL.M. thesis examined the question of whether the U.S. acquired sovereignty over Cuba following the War of 1898 (“Spanish-American War”).


Khenda Mustapha, Jennifer Aleman, Sarah Martin, Isis Molina, Megan Heck, Steven McCarley, Sarah Dinh, Emily Dragoo, Serena DeLeon, Jose Guzman, Kelsey Hale (Dual Credit Student), Caleb Hinojos, Joseph Huber, Cori Juarez (Dual Credit Student), Jackson Kelley, Erica Mares, Raegan Peck (Dual Credit Student), Mathew Shaw, Marqus Smith, Leah Tampkins, Mahyar Taskindoust, Ian Ussery, Luisa Vasquez, and Samantha Vorsino (Dual Credit Student). Full-time faculty who have published articles: Bradley J Borougerdi, Gregory Kosc, Eric Salas. Adjunct Faculty: Kallie Kosc, John R. Lundberg, Kristy Birch, Scott Maloney, and Florinda Royal. Faculty members who have been interviewed for the publication’s Faculty Spotlight feature: Kristy Birch, Mike Downs, Kristina Elizondo, Chuck Hope, Gregory Kosc, Jennifer Lawrence, and Mike Cintal.