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Professor, Foundation Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History
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Assistant Professor
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Ben Chappell image
Associate Professor, Currently on Leave
785-864-2236
213M Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

 

Jacob Dorman
Associate Professor
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3613 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Also appointed in History.

Ruben Flores image
Associate Professor
785-864-2303
213M Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Full Professor
785-864-5373
211 Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

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Professor, On leave Spring 2015
785-864-9476
213N Bailey Hall

Ph.D. Michigan State University

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Associate Professor
785-864-5569
11A Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Illinois

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

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Associate Professor
785-864-2503
3068 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. SUNY - Buffalo

Also appointed in English.

image of Sherrie Tucker on a motorcycle
Professor, On leave Spring 2015
785-864-2305
213-G Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz


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