Sep 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of History and Geography

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Location: Landrum Academic Center 415
Telephone: 859-572-5461
Fax: 859-572-6088
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Web Address:
Department Chair: Burke Miller
Other Key Personnel:

Academic Advisor:
Director of Black Studies: Eric Jackson
Director of Geography: John Metz
Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies: William Landon
Director of Public History: Brian Hackett
Director of Social Studies: Burke Miller
Director of Women’s and Gender Studies:
Center for Public History: Rebecca Johnson
Department Coordinator:

Full-Time Faculty: Rebecca Bailey, Mary Bucklin, Brian Hackett, Eric Jackson, William Landon, François LeRoy, Joe Lombardi, Carol Medlicott, John Metz, Debra Meyers, Burke Miller, Kathleen Quinn, Jonathan Reynolds, Paul Tenkotte, Sharon Vance, Michael Washington, Andrea Watkins, Robert Wilcox

Who are we?: We are explorers, storytellers, educators, and activists who offer opportunities to engage with the forces that make us who we are as individuals and global citizens. Our goal is to provide students with foundations for fulfilling lives and careers of discovery and creativity.

Special opportunities for our students: History and Geography majors serve as interns at dozens of agencies, archives, companies, historical societies, museums, nonprofits, and state and national parks. Contact the department chair for further information.

Student organizations include Geography Education Organization for Students and Alpha Beta Phi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society. GEOS sponsors field trips, social activities, and research/service opportunities. NKU’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, named a best chapter in the United States for more than 20 years, holds many educational and social activities and publishes an annual journal titled Perspectives in History.

Annual student awards include the W. Frank Steely Senior Award, H. Lew Wallace Junior History Award, Leon E. Boothe Community Service Award, Outstanding Geography Student, Outstanding Graduate Student in Public History, W. Frank Steely Travel Fellowship, Ed and Betty Foster Endowed Scholarship for History, Mark R. Herrmann History Scholarship, W. Frank Steely Endowed History Scholarship, W. Frank Steely and Martha J. Pelfrey Social Studies Scholarship, and the Macel Wheeler Scholarship.

You should also know: Students can complete a major, minor or focus in history in a fully online format. Students can complete a Women’s and Gender Studies minor or focus online. Our minors complement a variety of majors in different disciplines by enhancing their career opportunities.

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