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Henry Bial image
Associate Professor, Chair
785-864-4011
Bailey Hall, Room 213

Ph.D. New York University

Also appointed in Theatre.

Ben Chappell image
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-2236
Bailey Hall, Room 213

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

 

Jacob Dorman
Assistant Professor
785-864-9453
Wescoe, Room 3613

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Also appointed in History.

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Assistant Professor
785-864-2303
Bailey Hall, Room 213

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Professor
785-864-5373
Bailey Hall, Room 213

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Tanya Hart image
Assistant Professor
785-864-2083
Bailey Hall, Room 213

Ph.D. Yale University

Also appointed in Women Gender & Sexuality Studies.

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Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-9476
Bailey Hall, Room 213

Ph.D. Michigan State University

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Associate Professor
(785) 864-5569
Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Illinois

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Cheryl Lester image
Associate Professor
785-864-2503
Wescoe, Room 3068

Ph.D. SUNY - Buffalo

Also appointed in English.

image of Sherrie Tucker on a motorcycle
Professor
785-864-2305
Bailey Hall, Room 213

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz


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