Ric Dias
Professor of History, Faculty Mentoring Program Coordinator
Tech Center 370
Ph.D. History, University of California, Riverside, 1995
M.A. History, University of California, Riverside, 1990
B.A. Sonoma State University, 1983
Dr. Ric Dias is a specialist in 20th-century U.S. history, concentrating on the American west. His primary interests include the modern American west, business history, and the Cold War. Dr. Dias is co-advisor to the NSU History Club and is the NSU Constitution Day coordinator. 
NSU Outstanding Faculty Member Award in 1998
NSU Student Organization Advisor of the Year in 1998 and 2000
Outstanding Honors Faculty Member 2002 and 2004
Williams Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Award in 1998 and 2003
Courses Taught
South Dakota History
History of the Automobile
U.S. 1877 to Present
U.S. to 1877
The Cold War
The 1960s
The Vietnam War
Rock & Roll
1940 to Present
The 20th Century Frontier
"Kaiser Steel of Fontana; Together We Build,” Charleston: The History Press, 2022
"Fighting to Survive," World War II History, June 2016
"E.J. Hall's Life of Power," Automobile Quarterly, 2008
Dr. Ric Dias with F. Bradford, "Hall-Scott; the Untold Story," Society of Automotive Engineers, 2007
"Henry J. Kaiser, Can-do Capitalist," Journal of the West, Fall 2003