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
May 27, 2020
A huge shout out from the History department faculty to our fabulous librarians in Pickler Memorial. They do terrific work every day, but went above and beyond during the spring 2020 semester!!
April 10, 2020
Jason McDonald, Assistant Professor of History, was recently interviewed by Flatland, the digital magazine of Kansas City Public Television (KCPT). The interview features in “The Gene: A Brief History of Eugenics in the Heartland,” which accompanies KCPT’s airing of Ken Burn’s documentary The Gene: An Intimate History.