Kirk Scott

Adjunct Instructor, History & Political Science

Kirk Scott
Email
Phone
(413) 662-5019
Office
History House, Rm 11

Education

M.A., Wichita State University, 1999

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

Courses Taught

HIST 113, U. S. History to 1877

IDST 299 Geography of Place, Space, and Power

HIST 320 Romanticism in the Berkshires

HIST 320 Western Massachusetts in a National and Global Context

HIST 320 Abolitionism in the Berkshires

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.

Publications

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

Office hours

Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment