Coordinator, History Program
Dr. Lawson joined the History faculty at PSU in 2009 after serving as a visiting professor in the Department of History at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. She has also taught classes for the History Department at the University of Missouri and for various colleges in California.
When she’s not working with her students who are doing undergraduate research or doing her own research into the history of healthcare in the Tri-State Mining District, Dr. Lawson is usually helping southeast Kansas kids with the Sunflower Kiwanis, crocheting scarves for Marines serving in Afghanistan, or traveling to wild and exotic places like Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri.
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Missouri, U.S.A., April 2008. Dissertation: Healing the Frontier: Catholic Sisters, Hospitals, and Medicine Men in the Wisconsin Big Woods, 1880-1920
M.A., History, University of Missouri,Missouri, U.S.A., June 2001. Thesis: Unmasking the Flirt: Epidemic Influenza in Columbia, Missouri, 1918
B.A., History, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.A., June 1999, Highest Honors. Texas Teacher Certificate (Lifetime Certification, issued May, 1999): Secondary History and Social Studies. Composite (Grades 6-12), Secondary English and English Language Arts (Grades 6-12)
HIST 201: American History to 1865HIST 202: American History from 1865HIST 430: History Theory and PracticeHIST 608: Women in American HistoryHIST 620: History of the SouthHIST 636: Native American HistoryHIST 660: Industrial America, 1865-1914HIST 813: 19th Century Social History
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