WVU history faculty earn prestigious NEH fellowships

An unprecedented two scholars from West Virginia University have received the top fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Ken Fones-Wolf consulted by national media on WV teacher strike

Later that week, Dr. Fones-Wolf challenged the image that Senate President Mitch Carmichael created by using the term "union bosses" to describe the strike organizers in an article published by WCHS 8, a station out of Charleston, WV.  "These are not un-democratic organizations," he said. "The NEA, AFT are both democratic organizations. They put things to a vote. They listen to their members. So, this notion that some union bosses are coming in telling them how to act just doesn't reflect the reality of the situation."

Dr. Krystal Frazier awarded 2017-18 Eberly Outstanding Teacher Award

Krystal Frazier is an assistant professor in the Department of History. Since high school, she has strived to advocate for less vocal, but no less able students and champion the deconstruction of academic boundaries. She fraziercarried this momentum into college, where she learned to inspire critical thinking in her classmates.

2017 History Department Publications

The WVU Department of History celebrates a very productive 2017. Our faculty and graduate students published a plethora of field-leading research this year, including 5 book publications and over 27 articles. Check out the list of publications to see the research produced from our department.