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Kelly Woestman

Kelly A. Woestman

Areas of Specialization

  • 20th Century US
  • Local
  • Oral
  • US Diplomatic


  • Ph.D., University of North Texas, Texas, U.S.A., 1993
    American History – Diplomatic History, Local History, Oral History, Borderlands, Teacher Education
  • M.A., Pittsburg State University, Kansas, U.S.A., 1986
  • B.S.Ed., Pittsburg State University, Kansas, U.S.A.
    Political Science with Collateral Areas in American and World History    

Courses Taught

  • Modern America, 1912-1941
  • Modern America, 1941-1968
  • Modern America Since 1968
  • US As A Superpower
  • Techniques for Teaching Middle and Secondary Social Studies

Areas of Interest

Research Interests
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), including incorporating technology, has been a focus of my research most of my career. Currently, Dr. Woestman is doing more work on the Common Core []. Dr. Woestman is also a student of the U.S. Presidency having written her dissertation on Harry S Truman and the creation of the post-presidency.

Service Interests
The Archivist of the United States appointed Dr. Woestman to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Electronic Records Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration []. Dr. Woestman was elected to several offices in the international organization, H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online [] and has been active in other regional and national historical and educational organizations.

Kelly Woestman
Dr. Kelly Woestman
University Professor of History/Local, Oral, and Diplomatic History; 20th Century USA

Phone: (620) 235-4316

Office: 403 Russ Hall

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