Areas of strength in the History Department include western history with an emphasis in religious history, modern America, the Reformation era, the American West, and American social and intellectual history. The program has a reputation for strong teaching, and faculty have published numerous books and articles. Graduates are prepared for teaching, international relations, law school, or graduate school.

The social sciences provide a method of studying humans as social beings. Through history we come to know how we are related to people in the past. At Tabor, this is taught in a Christian context.

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History Faculty

Dr. Jessica Klanderud, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., History, Carnegie Mellon University
M.A., History, Carnegie Mellon University
B.A., Education, Western Michigan University

Dr. Richard Kyle, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
M.Div., Denver Seminary, Denver, CO
M.A., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
B.S., Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Fulbright Scholar, Ukraine (1999-2000) and Belarus (2005-2006)