Dr. Angela Firkus
Professor of History
Dr. Angela Firkus holds the Ph.D. from Purdue University. She teaches both United States history and Asian history courses. These include the Introduction to Historical Methods two-semester survey class in U.S. history, the history of women in the U.S., the history of the American West, Native American history, and Asian civilizations.
Dr. Firkus also coordinates the Certificate in Public History program. Students interested in presenting history to a public audience can prepare to be a writer, museum director, documentary film maker, or one of many other careers by completing this 21 credit program. As part of this program, Dr. Firkus also supervises internships with the local history museum and works with the students on individual projects of interest to them. Recently she helped a student edit a travel journal from 1882.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Firkus remains active in the history profession. She is doing research and writing about the history of the American West and attends conferences in her field. She is also a member of the American Historical Association, and the Organization of American Historians.
"Meriam Report", "Francis E. Leupp" and "Oshkosh-Menominee Indian" in Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008.
"19th Century Overland Travelers Returning East". Journal of the West (Summer 2007): 50-55.
Review of The Progressive Era and Race: Reaction and Reform, 1900-1917, by David W. Southern. In The History Teacher 39 (February 2006): 277-278.
Review of The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History, by Kass Fleisher. In The History Teacher, 38 (August 2005): 548-549.
Route Across the Rocky Mountains. Edited with an introduction by Angela Firkus. West Lafayette, IN: NotaBell Books, 2000.