Joe Schiller is a PhD student of American history and Hudson Family Fellow at the University of Oklahoma. Joe holds bachelors degrees in history and English from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He earned an M.A. in history from Texas Christian University in 2016, completing a thesis about environmental boosting by Fort Worth newspaper publisher Amon G. Carter in his hopes to commodify West Texas space between the World Wars. Joe's scholarly interests lay at the intersections of tourism, promotion, and the environment in the modern North American West. His personal interests include enjoying his surroundings on foot and by bicycle, as well as watching hockey and other cold-weather sports indigenous to his home state, Minnesota.