Dr. Jacynda L. Ammons



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, History, 2015, Texas Tech University
  • MA, History, 2005, Louisiana Tech University
  • BA, History and Political Science, 2003, Ouachita Baptist University


  • HST 121: Survey of United States History to 1877
  • ENG 122: Survey of United States History Since 1877
  • AAS 100: Introduction to African American Studies

Research and professional interests

Dr. Ammons teaches African American history with a research focus in the 20th Century. The main research emphasis is on the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, with specialization on the Black Panther Party. Her current research includes international component that explains how and why Aboriginal Australians adapted the Black Panther Party to their unique, yet similar, form of racism in Australia. In addition to work on the Black Panther Party, Ammons is also interested in the intersection between various forms of culture and race, especially sports, film, and music. Dr. Ammons also has research interests in the broader narrative of US History in the 20th Century including post-1945 political and social history.