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Department Administration

Brian Frehner

Department Chair
Email: frehnerb@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2549
Portrait of Rachel Forester

Rachel Forester

Office Support Assistant IV
Email: foresterrl@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1631
203 Cockefair Hall, 5121 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64110

OUR MISSION

We serve our communities, cultures, and society at large by preparing students to play important roles.

  • Cutting-edge researchers
  • Teacher-mentors of future historians and citizens
  • Critics providing historical context for public understanding

OUR VISION

As an essential foundation for our democratic society, we promote critical engagement with our shared pasts and inclusive and integrative interpretations of history.

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