Patricia Loughlin

Patti Loughlinis Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma. She serves on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society and participates as a scholar in the Oklahoma Humanities Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma book discussion program. Loughlin specializes in modern U.S. history, women’s history, American Indian history, and the history of the American West.

Her book, Hidden Treasures of the American West: Muriel H. Wright, Angie Debo and Alice Marriott, received the Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History from the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Director's Award and Finalist in Nonfiction from the Oklahoma Center for the Book in 2006. She coauthored Building Traditions, Educating Generations: A History of the University of Central Oklahoma with Bob Burke.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Patricia Loughlin
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

Recent Publications


Angie Debo: Daughter of the Prairie, I Am Oklahoma Children's Series

Angie Debo was a prolific writer and historian who wrote about the history of Oklahoma, her hometown of Marshall, and American Indians. She was a leading scholar of American Indian history and wrote nine books in total, including her last book, Geronimo, which she finished at the age of 85. She received Oklahoma's highest honor, induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, in 1950.

Building Traditions, Educating Generations: UCO

The University of Central Oklahoma has an exciting story to tell, which is documented in the book Building Traditions, Educating Generations. This book includes over thirty vignettes written by UCO students, alumni and staff, as well as an oral history project. The oral history project provides a prism through which to view the collective memory of the institution.