Kirk ScottKirk Scott

Adjunct Professor, History, Political Science and Public Policy


About Me

I taught U. S. History and Western and World Civilization, as well as jazz guitar and improvisation, in a number of Kansas institutions over many years, including Friends University, Newman University, and Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, as well as other colleges in south central Kansas. I have also developed online courses for Friends University. My family and I have recently happily settled in the Berkshires. I believe that history is the stuff out of which we create out lives and constantly aspire to find the best ways of inspiring students to practice historic thinking.

Research/Creative Interests

I am particularly interested in the Constitutional issues of the Gilded Age, and developments in nationalism, and have published a chapter in an interdisciplinary reader on Arabs in diaspora, as well as co-edited a handbook on Adult Learning for the Friends University College of Adult and Professional Studies.


Scott, Kirk. "Multiple Identites: Lebanese Arab Christians join the American West," in Arabs in the Americas: Interdisciplinary Essays on the Arab Diaspora, edited by Darcy A. Zabel, 61-77. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2006


Contact Information

Office: 72 Porter Street, Room 2



Office Hours

By appointment



M.A., Wichita State University, 1999

B.L.S., Wichita State University, 1995


Courses Taught

HIST 203, U. S. History to 1877, Spring 2016

HIST 203, U. S. History to 1877, Fall 2015