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History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Barbara Bonnekessen

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Contact Person:
Nancy Grantham

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Phone: 620-235-4325
Fax: 620-235-4338

Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
412 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Newsletter

Education and Certifications

PhD     University of North Texas, 1993
American History – Diplomatic History, Local History, Oral History, Borderlands, Teacher Education
MA       Pittsburg State University, 1986
BSED    Pittsburg State University
Political Science with Collateral Areas in American and World History      

Courses Taught

Modern America, 1912-1941      
Modern America, 1941-1968      
Modern America Since 1968
US As A Superpower     
Supervised Student Teaching
Techniques for Teaching Middle and Secondary Social Studies

Interests, Publications and Presentations

Research Interests
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), including incorporating technology, has been a focus of my research most of my career.   Currently she is doing more work on the Common Core []. Dr. Woestman is also a student of the U.S. Presidency having written her dissertation on Harry S Truman and the creation of the post-presidency.

Service Interests
The Archivist of the United States appointed Dr. Woestman to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Electronic Records Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration []. Dr. Woestman was elected to several offices in the international organization, H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online [] and has been active in other regional and national historical and educational organizations.

Kelly Woestman

Kelly A. Woestman

University Professor of History/Assistant Chair

Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
406C Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

620-235-4316 office phone
620-235-4511 fax