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Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 344
Phone: 785-628-4248
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Dr. Paul Nienkamp

Paul Nienkamp

Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2008

Contact Information:

Department of History

Fort Hays State University
Rarick Hall 337

600 Park Street

Hays, KS 67601-4099
(785) 628-5584

Fields of Study
History of Technology, Science, and Education, focusing on the development of land grant schools in 19th Century America.  Also work with the scholarship of teaching and learning and direct the early field experience, secondary social studies teaching methods, and student teaching experience.

Ph.D., History, Iowa State University, 2008
M.A., History, Iowa State University, 2004
Teaching Certification, Creighton University, 2000
M.S., Physics, Creighton University, 1999

B.S., Doan College, 1997

Teaching Experience
Fort Hays State University
Michigan Technological University

Iowa State University

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart

Creighton University


"Land-Grant Colleges and American Engineers:  The Transition Period Between Technical Training and Professional Knowledge, 1890-1900."  American Educational History Journal. 37 no 2 (2010), 313-330

"Seaman Knapp", "Adonijah Welch", and "Mary Welch."  The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa, Edited by David Hudson, Marvin Bergman, and Loren Horton.  Iowa City:  University of Iowa Press (2008).

"Omaha, Nebraska."  Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West, Edited by Gordan M. Bakken and Alexandra Kindell.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  SAGE Publications, Inc. (2006).

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