About Us

We focus on teaching analytical skills, historical literacy and cultural awareness in preparing students for careers in a variety of fields.

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203 Cockefair Hall
5121 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Department Administration

Portrait of Brian Frehner

Brian Frehner

Department Chair
Email: frehnerb@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-6118, ext. 3

Our Mission

We serve our communities, cultures and society at large by preparing students to play important roles.

  • Cutting-edge researchers
  • Teacher-mentors of future historians and citizens
  • Critics providing historical context for public understanding

Our Vision

As an essential foundation for our democratic society, we promote critical engagement with our shared pasts and inclusive and integrative interpretations of history.

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