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Mark Rice

Apple Teacher


Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
M.A., Bowling Green State University
B.A., University of Washington

Dr. Rice specializes in the history of photography, 20th-century American culture, and transnational American studies. He has been a contributor to Forbes magazine, Newsweek International, Huffington Post, and has been a panelist on the TV Ontario current affairs program The Agenda.


  • "US Photography in the Philippines Before 1898: The Menage Expedition of 1890-1893," History of Photography 42:1 (2018): 25-45.
  • Dean Worcester's Fantasy Islands: Photography, Film, and the Colonial Philippines (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014, and Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2015).
  • Through the Lens of the City: NEA Photography Surveys of the 1970s (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005).
  • 1000 Photo Icons: George Eastman House (Köln: Taschen, 2002). Co-author.
  • "Dean Worcester's Photographs, American National Identity, and National Geographic Magazine," The Australasian Journal of American Studies 31:2 (2012): 42-56.
  • "Colonial Photography Across Empires and Islands," Journal of Transnational American Studies 3:2 (2011): 1-22.
  • "Dean Worcester's Photographs and American Perceptions of the Philippines," Education About Asia 16:2 (2011): 29-33.
  • "His Name Was Don Francisco Muro: Reconstructing an Image of American Imperialism,"American Quarterly 62:1 (2010): 49-76.
  • "Arcadian Visions of the Past," Columbia Journal of American Studies 9 (2009): 7-26.

Awards and Honors

  • 2016, Winner, Gintong Aklat (Golden Book) Award for best book (social sciences) published in the Philippines.
  • 2016, Finalist, National Book Award (Philippines) for history.
  • 2007 Fulbright Senior Scholar in Vietnam, helping to establish an American Studies curriculum at Can Tho University.
  • 2008, 2017 St. John Fisher College Trustees Award for Distinguished Scholarly Achievement, the highest award given by the College.