Faculty and Staff

Modeling excellence in the classroom

The faculty in the department of history represent a class of highly trained and skilled specialists in a number of historical topics, time periods and geographical regions. From the history of the Ozarks to women’s history to military history, the faculty commit to sharing their knowledge with students in an engaging manner, emphasizing the importance of being a good communicator, researcher and problem solver. The faculty also assist students in scheduling their courses, conducting research projects and achieving their educational and professional goals.

Dr. Kathleen A. Kennedy

Survey of US History to 1877; Writing II; Upper-level American History Courses

Dr. Jamaine M. Abidogun

African civilization; Women in Africa; Teaching of Secondary School Social Studies; Supervised Teaching (secondary social studies); Seminar in Supervised Teaching; Secondary School Curriculum for the Social Studies

Dr. Jacynda L. Ammons

African and African American Studies

Dr. Holly A. Baggett

Survey of US History to 1877; Survey of US since 1877; Women in American History; Introduction to Historiography; Special Topics in History; Internship in Public History; Graduate Proseminar and Seminar in History

Dr. Djene R. Bajalan

World History since 1600 CE; Middle East History, 600-1914; Middle East History since 1914

Dr. Marlin C. Barber

Survey of US History to 1877; Introduction to African American Studies; Slavery in the Atlantic World; History of Missouri

Dr. Brooks R. Blevins

Introduction to Ozarks Studies; Literature of the Ozarks; The Ozarks in American History; The Upland South; Special Topics in History

Dr. John F. Chuchiak

Freshman Honors Seminar; first year foundations; World History to 1600; US history to 1877; Writing II: Historical Inquiry; Latin American Civilization; History of Pre-Columbian Mexico; History of the Inquisition in Spain and Spanish America...

Dr. Tom S. Dicke

International Business History primary source seminar; Business and Society, US, UK and Japan; Business and Society, Colonial Times to the Present; Writing II: Historical Inquiry; Survey of US History Since 1877

Dr. Jessica M. Elliott

World History to Crica 1600 C.E.; Crisis in the Late Middle Ages; Medieval Europe

Dr. John R. Gram

Survey of US History to 1877; Survey of US History since 1877

Dr. David W. Gutzke

Survey of British History; Survey of US History, 1607-1877; Historiography; Victorian and Edwardian England; graduate proseminars and seminars

Dr. Angela M. Hornsby-Gutting

Survey of US History since 1877; African American History I; African American History II

Dr. Stephen L. McIntyre

US Labor and Working-Class History; Automobile in American Life, Missouri History

Dr. F. Thornton Miller

Survey of US History to 1877; Colonial America; The American Revolution; Early American Republic; British Atlantic; Legal and Constitutional History of the US

Dr. Kyle T. Miller

World History since 1600; Modern Europe; Modern Environmental History

Dr. Michelle M. Morgan

Survey of US History since 1877 (and honors section); Teaching of Secondary School Social Studies

Dr. Jeremy C. Neely

Survey of US History to 1877; Survey of US History since 1877

Dr. Eric W. Nelson

World history to 1600; The Reformation; World History graduate proseminar

Dr. Bukola Oyeniyi

World History since 1600; African Civilization; Special Topics in History; Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building in Africa

Dr. Sarah J. Panzer

20th Century Europe, German-Japanese Relations

Dr. William G. Piston

Survey of US History to 1877; Survey of US History since 1877; Writing II: Historical Inquiry; Civil War and Reconstruction; The Civil War in the Ozarks; Military History of the US; Independent Readings; Internship in Public History; Historiography

Dr. Julia D. Troche

Ancient Near East; Egyptology and Assyriology

Per course faculty

Mary Beth Breshears

Mary Beth Breshears

Supervisor of Clinical Experiences
Supervisor of Student Teaching

Dr. Dominic J. Capeci

Survey of US History since 1877 (iTunes course); African American History

Meaghan J. Collier

World History to Circa 1600; Survey of US History to 1877

Dr. Lemont A. Dobson

Survey of US History since 1877

Lynn M. Lansdown

Survey of US History to 1877; Survey of US History since 1877

Dr. Worth R. Miller

Survey of US History to 1877; Survey of US History since 1877; Nineteenth Century America; Gilded Age/Progressive Era America, 1865-1920; History of the American South, 1607-present

Jennifer L. Mitchell

Survey of US History since 1877

Stephanie L. O

Survey of US History since 1877

Phillip J. Rice

Survey of US History since 1877

Dr. Judith A. Rice

Survey of US History to 1877

Argelia Segovia Liga

Latin American History, World History, U.S. History

Graduate assistants