Jane Greer

Jane Greer
Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor
Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Info
Cockefair Hall 114
English, Digital and Public Humanities


Professor Greer focuses her archival research on the rhetorical performances and literacy practices of women and girls in the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and she explores how history is made public in museums and other settings. As the director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship, Professor Greer is deeply committed to helping novice scholars develop their abilities as researchers, and her investigations on the impact of undergraduate research on students and their faculty mentors have been supported by a Research Initiative Grant from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. She has been involved in several multi-institutional projects that seek to discern best practices in supporting undergraduate researchers and their mentors.

Dr. Greer has collaborated with cultural institutions across the Kansas City region, including the National Museum of Toys & Miniatures and the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center, to offer courses in which students learn to share stories of our collective past by composing museum tours and creating exhibits on a range of topics. She is an affiliated faculty member with UMKC's Center for Digital and Public Humanities.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in English, The Ohio State University


Rhetoric and gender, public memory, college composition