Great Plains Fellows: History

Armando Alonzo (AF)
Associate Professor, History

Texas A&M

Mexican American, Texas, and Spanish Borderlands history

Peter Argersinger (AF)
Professor, History

Southern Illinois University

Populsim, politics, electoral processes

Blake Bell (AF)

Homestead National Monument

Women, African Americans, immigrants, Civil War

Kent Blansett (F)
Assistant Prof., History


Native American, modern U.S., Global Indigenous

Judith Boughter (F)



Robert Carriker (AF)

Gonzaga University

Jesuit missionaries, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Columbia River

James Carroll (AF)
Professor, Chair, History

Iona College

Native American history, education and pedagogy, transnational studies

Thomas Clark (AF)
Associate Professor, History

Sacramento State University

Urban history, history of crime and poverty

Sara Crook (AF)
Prof., History and Political Science

Peru State College

United States Congress and Nebraska Politics

Harl Dalstrom (EF)
Professor Emeritus, History


History of Omaha; Nebraska & Great Plains; Upper Midwest; Canada-U.S. borderlands

Roger P. Davis (F)


Latin America

Learthen Dorsey (EF)
Assoc. Professor Emeritus, History, Ethnic Studies


Social studies, history of Africa, African anthropology

Jeanne Eder (AEF)
Professor Emerita, History

University of Alaska

North American Indians, oral histories, museums

Mark Eifler (AF)
Associate Professor

University of Portland

History, North American frontiers, American history, Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies

Mark R. Ellis (F)


Great Plains history

Lisa Emmerich (AF)
Professor, History

California State University

American history, Office of Indian Affairs, California Indians

Richard Etulain (AEF)
Professor Emeritus, History

University of New Mexico

Western American literature, culture and religion

William Farr (AF)
Prof., History; Director, O'Conner Center for the Rocky Mountain West

University of Montana

Blackfoot Indians, Montana History, Native Americans

Elizabeth Fenn (AF)
Professor, History

University of Colorado Boulder

Early American West, Native American history

Harry Fritz (AEF)
Professor Emertius, History

University of Montana

American history, Western America, Montana, military history, Lews and Clark, Civil War

Bruce Garver (F)


Modern European history, transport history

James Garza (F)
Associate Professor


Chicano/a, Latin America,

H Roger Grant (AF)
Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor, History

Clemson University

American railroad, transportation history

Dolores Greenberg (AEF)
Professor Emerita, History

Hunter College, CUNY

Energy, industrialization, modernization, TransAtlantic partnerships

Pekka Hamalainen (AF)
Professor, History

University of California Santa Barbara

Borderlands, Plains Indian trade, fur trade, Santa Fe Trail

John P. Hankey (AF)
Historian and Cultural Resource Consultant

Omaha, Neb.

History of technology, American railroading

James Hanson (AF)

Museum of the Fur Trade

American history, trans-Mississippi west, western expansion, plains Indian anthropology

C. Robert Haywood (AEF)
Professor Emeritus, History

Washburn University

American West, Dust Bowl, fiction writing

Donovan Hofsommer (AF)
Professor, History

St. Cloud State University

Transportation history, American West, Minnesota, public history

Teresa Houser (AF)
Assistant Professor, History

Midland University

Great Plains history

R. Douglas Hurt (AF)
Professor, History

Purdue University

American agriculture, American West, Midwest history

Andrew Isenberg (AF)
Professor, History

Temple University

American West, environmental history, bison, native/settler encounters

Thomas Isern (AF)
Professor, History

North Dakota State University

North American plains history, history of agriculture

Margaret Jacobs (F)


Women, gender, race

Katrina Jagodinsky (F)
Assistant Professor


North American West

Yasuhide Kawashima (AF)
Professor, History

University of Texas at El Paso

American history, colonial history, history of the Far East

Martha Kennedy (AF)
Independent historian

Fairfax, Va.

American cartooning history, caricature, illustration

Todd Kerstetter (AF)
Associate Prof., History & Geography

Texas Christian University

19th- and 20th-Century Trans-Mississippi West, religion, popular culture (art, music)

Louis Knafla (AEF)
Professor Emeritus, History

University of Calgary

Canadian prairie history

Renee Laegreid (AF)
Associate Professor, History

University of Wyoming

Western women's history, American West

Howard Lamar (AEF)
Sterling Professor Emeritus, History, President Emeritus

Yale University

American West, frontier history

Susan Lawrence (F)
Associate Professor


History of medicine

Kenneth Leyton-Brown (AF)
Professor, History

University of Regina

Canadian legal history, Saskatchewan legal history

Brad Lookingbill (AF)
Professor, History

Columbia College Missouri

American military history, American Indian history

Frederick Luebke (EF)
Charles J. Mach Professor Emeritus, History


Immigration, North American West, Nebraska

Timothy Mahoney (F)


Nineteenth Century

Michael Mayer (AF)
Professor, History

University of Montana

American law; Civil Rights movement; post-WWII culture

L.G. Moses (AF)
Professor, History

Oklahoma State University

American Indian history, American West, history of anthropology, ethnohistory

Gary Moulton (EF)
Professor Emeritus, History


American West, Native Americans, Nebraska history

Ronald Naugle (AEF)
Huge-Kinner Professor Emeritus, History

Nebraska Wesleyan University

American studies, American government and politics

Elaine Nelson (F)
– Assistant Professor, History


North American West, Native American, gender history

Roger Nichols
Professor, History

University of Arizona

American frontier and West, Native Americans

Patrick O'Brien (AEF)
Professor Emeritus, History

Emporia State University

Great Plains history

Richard Overfield (EF)
Professor Emeritus, History



Jacqueline Peterson
Professor Emerita, History and Comparative American Culture

Washington State University

American Indian history, race in colonial American society, history of Canada

Paula Petrik (AF)
Professor, History & Art History

George Mason University

History of the Trans-Mississippi West, U.S. women's history, U.S. business history

Christopher Phillips (AEF)
Assistant Professor Emeritus, History

Emporia State University

African American history, Civil War

James Potter (AF)
Senior Research Historian

Nebraska State Historical Society

History, American history, genealogy, Nebraska history

William Pratt (EF)
Professor Emeritus, History


Political science, women socialists, socialism

M-L Quinn (AF)
Research Affiliated Faculty, History & Philosophy

Montana State University

Water resources/law, climate change, environmental history

Ted Regehr (AEF)
Professor Emeritus, History

University of Saskatchewan


Brenden Rensink (F)
Assistant Professor


North American west, indigenous peoples

James Ronda (AF)
H. G. Barnard Chair, Western American History

University of Tulsa

Exploration of the American West, American history survey

Mark Scherer (F)
Associate Professor, Chair


Great Plains legal and political history

Douglas Seefeldt (AF)
Assistant Professor, History

Ball State University

American West, environmental histoyr, public history, digital, 19th and 20th Century U.S.

James Sherow (AF)
Professor, History

Kansas State University

Environmental history, Konza Prairie, American history

Jerold Simmons (EF)
Professor Emeritus, History


American constitutional history, film, World War II

Dennis J. Smith (F)
Associate Professor


Northern Plains tribes,
Native American history

Victoria Smith (F)
Associate Professor


Native American history

Lawrence J Sommer (AF)

Duluth Archaeology Center

Historic preservation, architecture, mining, museum administration

Christopher Steinke (F)
Assistant Professor, History


Plains Indians, waterways, Pawnee, Arikaras, environmental history

William Stoutamire (AF)
Director, Frank House


Historical buildings, history of Nebraska and Kearney

Orlan Svingen (AF)
Professor, History

Washington State University

American West, Indian-white relations, modern East Asia, North Cheyenne Indian Reservation

Michael L. Tate (F)


American frontier history,
Native American history

William Thomas, III (F)
John & Catherine Angle Chair in Humanities, Professor


Civil War, the U.S. South, slavery, digital history

Tommy Thompson (EF)
Professor Emeritus, History


U.S. survey, American colonial, American South

Jinny Turman (F)
Assistant Professor, History


Public history, Buffalo County, Kearney history, historic preservation

Ralph Vigil (EF)
Professor Emeritus, History/Ethnic Studies


Latin American Studies

Vernon L. Volpe (F)


American history, Civil War

Jeff Wells (F)
Assistant Professor, History


Gilded Age, Progressive Era, Digital History, Populism

Clinton White (AEF)
Professor Emeritus

Campion College, University of Regina

Canadian history

Rebecca Wingo (AF)
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Digital Liberal Arts

Macalester College

Native American history, homesteading

Kenneth J. Winkle (F)


19th Century U.S. political, social, cultural, military history

Stephen Witte (AF)
Associate Editor

South Dakota State Historical Society Press

Buffalo Bill, Prince Maximilian

Sharon Wood (F)
Associate Professor, Chair


Women in America, 19th Century U.S. social and cultural history

Carroll Van West (AF)
Dir., Center for Historic Preservation

Middle Tennessee State University

19th/20th Century Southern and Western culture, architecture

John Wunder (EF)
Professor Emeritus, History, Director Emeritus, Center for Great Plains Studies


American West, Native American history, legal history

Ed Zimmer (AF)
Historic Preservation Planner

Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Dept.

U.S. studies, history research methods, neighborhood history

(F) = Fellow, (AF) = Associate Fellow, (EF) = Emeritus Fellow, (AEF) = Associate Emeritus Fellow, (GF) = Graduate Fellow