Diana Hinton

Diana Hinton

Professor and J. Conrad Dunagan Chair of Regional and Business History
Department of History
MB Room 4136

History Program

Department of History




BA, Swarthmore College 

MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University

Research Interests

Dr. Hinton began her career with a nineteenth-century British and European focus at Yale, and her dissertation was on the political career of the seventh Earl of Carlisle, the man who passed the first British public health act. Once she relocated from Southern Methodist University to West Texas she decided to direct her research to the history of the American petroleum industry, a field in which she has published seven scholarly works.  

Courses Taught

Dr. Hinton teaches courses on the American Petroleum Industry, Great Britain, and Ancient Rome.

Recent Publications 

Dr. Hinton's book Shale Boom: The Barnett Shale Play and Fort Worth (2018) was recently published.

Current Projects

Dr. Hinton is working on a history of Texas petroleum since 1945, a study of the maturing of the industry in Texas and the impact upon it of global petroleum development.

Last Updated: 11/20/2019