Thomas Prasch (WU 1997- )

Tom PraschProfessor and Chair
BA 1974 University of Nebraska; MA 1977 University of Nebraska; PhD 1995 Indiana University
Teaching fields: Europe, Victorian Britain, World Survey
Research fields: Victorian England
Department Office/Phone: HC 311-A: (785) 670-1892

Rachel Goossen (WU 2000- )

Rachel GoossenProfessor
BA 1982, Bethel College; MA 1984, University of California (Santa Barbara); PhD 1993, University of Kansas
Teaching fields: Modern US History, US Women, Secondary Education (History & Social Sciences)
Research fields: U.S. Women's History; Peace History, Conscientious Objection; Mennonite History
Department Office/phone: HC 311-D; (785) 670-1762


Kim Morse (WU 2003- )

Kim MorseProfessor
BA University of Kansas; MA 1995 Indiana University; PhD 2000 University of Texas, Austin
Teaching fields: Latin American history, Latin American Indigenous and Religious history, Borderlands, World survey
Research fields: 19th-century Venezuela
Department Office/Phone: HC 311-B; (785) 670-2059


Alan Bearman (WU 2003- )

Alan BearmanProfessor and Dean of University Libraries
BA 1998 Murray State University; BS 1999 University of Kentucky; MA Murray State 2000; PhD 2005 Kansas State University
Teaching fields: Colonial and Revolutionary America, History of Christianity, American Religious History, Reformation
Research fields: Anglo-American Christianity, Colonial America
Department Office/phone: HC 311C; (785) 670-1855

Kerry Wynn (WU 2006- )

Kerry WynnAssociate Professor
BA 1998 Bradley University; PhD 2005, University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana)
Teaching fields: Women, Native-American, U.S. Survey
Research fields: Women & Gender
Department Office/Phone: HC 311-P; (785) 670-2062

Bruce Mactavish (WU 1998- )

Bruce MactavishAssistant Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
BA 1983, Furman University; MA 1988, PhD 1993; University of Mississippi
Teaching fields: Civil War, African-American, US survey
Research fields: 19th-century South, rural communities
Department Office/Phone: HC 311-F; (785) 670-2063
CAS Associate Dean Assignment: beyond his regular teaching duties, Dr. Mactavish also serves as an Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences

Kelly Erby (WU 2011- )

Kelly ErbyAssistant Professor
BA 2004 The Ohio State University; MA 2007 Emory University; PhD 2012 Emory University
Teaching fields: U.S. history; social and cultural history; race and ethnicity; gender; urban-development
Research fields: nineteenth-century social and cultural history
Department Office/Phone: HC 311-O; (785) 670-2018

Anthony Silvestri (WU 2008- )

Tony SilvestriLecturer
BA 1987 Loyola Marymount University; MA 1992 University of Southern California; PhD 1995 University of Southern California
Teaching fields: World history survey, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Traditional Japan
Research fields: Medieval Manuscripts, Intellectual History, Ancient Religions
Department Office/Phone: HC 311-C; (785) 670-1862

Department staff

Robin Shrimplin
Senior Administrative Assistant
Department Location/Phone: HC 311 main office; (785) 670-2060

Adjunct Faculty

Sara Tucker (WU 1975-2009)

Professor Emerita
AB 1968 Oberlin College; MA 1975; PhD 1982 Indiana University (Bloomington)
Teaching fields: China, Middle East, Women, World Survey.
Research fields: 19th-20th century women; teaching and computer technology
WU Contact Information: email preferred, or leave message at (785) 670-2060 

Dr. Ginette Aley - E-mail 

Dr. Joel Gillaspie - E-mail

Anne Hawkins - E-mail

Jennifer Wiard - E-mail

Theresa Young - E-mail

Emeriti Faculty 

William Wagnon (WU 1968-2008)
Professor Emeritus 

Kennett Cott (WU 1969-2003)
Professor Emeritus

Marilyn Geiger (WU 1962-2000)
Professor Emeritus

back to top button