Faculty/Staff Directory

Photo of William B. Ashworth, Jr. William B. Ashworth, Jr. Associate Professor of History

William Ashworth is a historian of science, with an emphasis on the Renaissance and early modern periods.…

Photo of Andrew Stuart Bergerson Andrew Stuart Bergerson Professor of History & Public Humanities

Professor Drew Bergerson is an historian of modern Germany with particular interest in the history of everyday life (Alltagsgeschichte), ethnographic/oral history, interdisciplinary German studies, and the public humanities.…

Photo of Rebecca Miller Davis Rebecca Miller Davis Associate Teaching Professor of History

Professor Rebecca Davis is a social and political historian of modern American history with particular research and teaching interests in race, media, and the New South.…

Photo of Gary Ebersole Gary Ebersole Professor of History and Religious Studies

Professor Ebersole is a historian of religions, specializing in Japanese religions and the comparative-historical study of religion. …

Sandra I. Enríquez Assistant Professor of History & Director of Public History Emphasis

Professor Sandra Enríquez is a social historian of modern United States history with particular research and teaching interests in Chicanx and Latinx history, urban history, borderlands, social movements, and public history.…

Miriam Forman-Brunell Professor of History & Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Professor Miriam Forman-Brunell, an historian of US cultural/social history, is the author and editor of eight books on the history of girlhood and dolls’ studies.…

Photo of David Freeman David Freeman Associate Professor of History & Religious Studies

Professor David Freeman is a Dutch Atlantic World historian with an interest in trade. His first book, A Silver River in a Silver World, 1648-1678 (Cambridge, 2018), studies Dutch merchants in Buenos Aires.…

Photo of Brian Frehner Brian Frehner Associate Professor of History

Brian Frehner writes and teaches about the history of oil, energy, environment, and the American West.…

Viviana L. Grieco Associate Professor of History & Latin American and Latinx Studies

Professor Viviana L. Grieco studies the political economy and political culture of the Spanish Empire.…

Photo of John Herron John Herron Associate Dean and Professor

As Associate Dean, Dr. John Herron oversees all faculty and graduate affairs and undergraduate student recruitment for the College of Arts and Sciences.…

Hannah Hohenstein-Flack Office Support Assistant III

Hannah helps to manage office operations for, and provide administrative support to, the Department of History.…

Photo of Dennis Merrill Dennis Merrill University of Missouri Curator’s Distinguished Professor

Dennis Merrill was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut; completed his Ph.D. at his home-state, public university; and joined UMKC’s Department of History in 1987.…

Linda Mitchell Professor of History & Martha Jane Phillips Starr Missouri Distinguished Endowed Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

Professor Mitchell has held the Starr Professorship in Women’s and Gender Studies since 2008 and also serves as affiliate faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and the Humanities Consortium.…

Photo of Lindsay Moore Lindsay Moore Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Lindsay Moore is a historian of early modern Britain with a special emphasis on women and legal history.…

Photo of Diane Mutti Burke Diane Mutti Burke Professor of History, Department Chair & Director of the Center for Midwestern Studies

Diane Mutti Burke is an historian of the American South and the Civil War with a particular interest in the history of slavery, women, and the Missouri/Kansas border region.…

Photo of Matthew Osborn Matthew Osborn Associate Professor of History

A historian of early America, Dr. Matthew Warner Osborn is currently writing a book on a fanciful character named the Night Hawk, who first appeared in a radical labor journal in the 1820s.…

Lynda Payne Professor of History

Professor Lynda Payne is an historian of medicine and Britain with a particular interest in the history of gender, war, emotions, material culture, and surgery.…

Photo of Massimiliano Vitiello Massimiliano Vitiello Associate Professor of History & Classics

Professor Vitiello currently holds the Norman Royall Professorship. He is an historian of Ancient History, Late Antiquity, Byzantium and the early Middle Ages, with an emphasis in Roman history.…