James E. Sherow

Professor of history

James E. Sherow was glad to return to his home state when he took a position in the department of history at Kansas State University in 1992.

In addition to teaching courses in environmental history, Kansas history and the history of the West, he has extensively studied the Konza Prairie, its history and how it has been affected by changes through time.

Sherow was awarded the William L. Stamey Teaching award for the College of Arts and Sciences at K-State in May of 1995. He has also been active in the Endowment for the Humanities, both in Kansas and nationwide and has worked as a consulting historian in various aspects of public history. He and his wife, Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, an associate professor of history, were co-authors of one of the 10 essays in a commemorative portfolio given to attendees of the inauguration lunch for President Barrack Obama in 2013. Their essay was about land-grant colleges and their development of the U.S., including the 1863 opening of Kansas State University as the first operational land-grant college.

Sherow earned his bachelor and master of arts degrees from Wichita State University in 1976 and 1978 and his doctorate degree from the University of Colorado in 1987.

Sherow can be contacted at 785-532-0375 or jsherow@k-state.edu.