College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


John T. Alexander
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Indiana, 1966; M.A. Indiana, 1963; B.A. Wesleyan [Conn.], 1961.

Russian Empire, Soviet Union, 18th-century Russian social history, Medieval Russia. Research on political, economic, and social developments in early modern Russia, especially popular unrest, epidemics and public health, court institutions, and cultural policies.

Surendra Bhana
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Kansas 1971.

19th & 20th-century South Africa with special reference to Asians; Asian-American experiences. Publications include United States and Puerto Rican Status Question (1975), Documentary History (1984), Setting Down Roots (1991), Indentured Indian Emigrants (1991), and Gandhi's Legacy (1997).


Professor Emeritus

Formerly Ahmanson-Murphy Professor of Medieval European History.

PhD, Fordham University, 1950s.

History of medieval canon law, the crusades, and universities.

Robert K. DeKosky
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Wisconsin, 1972 [History of Science]; M.S. University of Kansas, 1968 [Chemistry]; B.S. Penn State University, 1966 [Chemistry and Education]

Modern physical sciences - astronomy-cosmology and physics during the early-modern Scientific Revolution in Western Europe, aspects of chemistry and physics in the latter 19th century, and the 20th-century impact of electronic techniques on chemical analysis.

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Northwestern, 1974.

International business history and interviewing methods.


Rita Napier
Professor Emerita

Ph.D. American University, 1976.

Social history of the American West, Native American history, history of Kansas. Research on the Plains Indians; the urban frontier; development of democracy in the American West; American land law and tenure. 

Norman Saul
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Columbia, 1965; M.A. Columbia, 1959; B.A. Indiana, 1954.

Modern Russia, international, military, Volga Germans and Mennonites from Russia.

Benjamin Sax
Professor Emeritus
2610 Wescoe Hall

Modern Germany; cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe; philosophy of history.


Charles L. Stansifer
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Tulane, 1959; M.A. and B.A. Wichita State, 1953-54.

Republican Latin America, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean area. 

John F. Sweets
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Duke, 1972; B.A. Florida State.

Modern European History, 19th- and 20th-century French social and political history, Vichy, the Resistance, and Occupied France.

Theodore A. Wilson
Professor Emeritus

20th century U.S. political, military, and diplomatic history. 

Donald E. Worster

Ph.D. Yale, 1971; B.A., University of Kansas, 1963.

Environmental history of North America and the world; U.S. West; U.S. history in the 19th and 20 centuries; history of agriculture; history of science and technology; comparative history.

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