About Us

Department Administration

Brian Frehner

Department Chair; Professor of History
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

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203 Cockefair Hall, 5121 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110


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


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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