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Department of History


Aley, Ginette, Visiting Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2005): Nineteenth-century U.S. History, Women's History, Agricultural/Rural History, the Civil War
Brandom, Eric, Visiting Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., Duke University, 2012): Modern European intellectual history, French history, Atlantic World
Breen, Louise A., Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1993): Colonial American History, Puritanism, American Revolution
Defries, David, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2004): Medieval History, History of Pre-Modern Christianity, The Christian Cult of the Saints
Epps, Kristen, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2010): Nineteenth-century U.S., Kansas, slavery and abolition, Civil War and Reconstruction
Frey, Marsha L., Professor
(Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1971): Early Modern Europe, European Diplomacy
Graff, David A., Pickett Professor of Military History
(Ph.D., Princeton University, 1995): Chinese and Japanese History; Military History
Krysko, Michael, Associate Professor and Chair
(Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2001): History of Technology, Mass Media, and U.S. Foreign Relations (esp. American-East Asian Relations)
Lynn-Sherow, Bonnie, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1998): American Agricultural, Environmental, and Native American History, Digital History
McCloskey, Benjamin, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
(Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2012): Ancient Mediterranean, Classics, including History and Culture of Rome and Greece, and Gender and Sexuality in Greece and Rome. Primary appointment with Modern Languages focusing on the classics
McCrea, Heather, Associate Professor and Kenneth S. Davis Professor of History
(Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2002): Colonial and Modern Mexico; Peasant and Indigenous Studies; History of Public Health, Medicine and Disease, and Environmental History
Maner, Brent, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001): Germany since 1750; European Cultural and Intellectual; Modern Middle East
Mrozek, Donald J., Professor
(Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1972): American Military History, American military aviation, and the History of Sport
Orr, Andrew, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2007): Modern France, Military History, Africa
Orr, Suzanne, Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2010): Twentieth-Century American History, immigration and gender
Oweidat, Nadia, Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., Oxford University, 2014): Islamic thought, Religious theories
Parillo, Mark P., Professor
(Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1987): Military History, U.S. Military History, Japanese History
Tiemeyer, Phil, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2007): U.S. Gender History, History of Sexuality, U.S. Social History, and U.S. Foreign Relations
Walters, Mary Elizabeth, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2019): Military History, specifically humanitarian interventions, peacekeeping initiatives, the 1999 Kosovo Refugee Crisis, The Balkans, and cultural approaches to military history

History Office Staff

Melissa Janulis, MLS
Office Manager
Email: janulis@ksu.edu

General Inquiries:
Call: 785-532-6730. *Please call the office before stopping by*
Email: hoffice@ksu.edu

Advising: Kathy Lillich
Office: 117A Calvin Hall
Phone: 785-532-0642 *Kathy is working from home for the Fall 2020 semester. Please email her*
Email: klillich@ksu.edu