Faculty

  • Brian Keith Mitchell
    Dr. Brian Keith Mitchell is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and has been a resident of Arkansas nearly ten years. He teaches in…  
  • Jess C. Porter
    Jess Porter, Chair of the History Department, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Geography, came to UALR in 2009 and holds a PhD from Oklahoma…  
  • Michael W. Heil
    Michael W. Heil joined the history faculty at UALR as an assistant professor in fall 2015. He previously held a visiting position at Hendrix College. Michael…  
  • Vincent A. Vinikas
    Vincent Vinikas joined the department in 1983 and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the faculty advisor to Phi Alpha Theta and…  
  • Thomas E. Kaiser
      Thomas E. Kaiser has been a member of the UALR faculty since 1976 and a History Professor since 1994. Dr. Kaiser is a…  
  • Kristin Dutcher Mann
    Kristin Dutcher Mann, a faculty member since 2003, is a specialist in the history of Colonial Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and holds…  
  • John A. Kirk
    John A. Kirk is George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History as well as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Anderson Institute on Race…  
  • Johanna Miller Lewis
    Dr. Lewis came to UALR in 1991 and holds a Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary. She serves as the Graduate Coordinator…  
  • Jeffrey Kyong-McClain
    Jeffrey Kyong-McClain joined the History department in 2009, after earning a Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Kyong-McClain originally hails…  
  • James D. Ross
    James Ross has a Ph.D. from Auburn University and is a specialist in the interaction of race, class, and religion in 20th century United…