About the History Department
School of Social & Cultural Studies: History Department
The History Department at Truman is comprised of a community of learners who seek to interpret the past for a better understanding of the questions and challenges we face today.
As active teacher-scholars, our dedicated and distinguished faculty enjoy working alongside smart and highly motivated students who are attracted to the intellectual learning environment they find at Truman. Our history faculty cover a broad range of backgrounds and research interests and eagerly share their knowledge and experience. They push students to excel and encourage them to discover connections across a wide range of endeavors.
Our classes are small enough to provide close working relationships between faculty and students, and our professors take a genuine interest in their students' success at Truman and beyond. Students can drop by their offices to discuss class, get extra help on an assignment, or just chat about the day’s events.
History Academic Programs
29 September 2015 | 5:19 pm
Huping Ling, Professor of History and Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor of the Chinese Ministry of education, has been selected as a Visiting Research Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016. The Hoover Institution offered the fellowship to assist “(Dr. Ling’s) research at the Hoover Institution of Libraries […]
18 September 2015 | 8:37 pm
History and Anthropology students had a great time helping a crew from St. Louis on 11 September 2015. The archaeological survey was coordinated by Dr. Douglas Scott, Tom Thiessen, and archaeologist Dr. Steve Dasovich of Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation. The goal of the survey is to see if any surviving artifacts can be linked to the Battle of […]