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Department of History
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History embraces the events that define generations. It explains how we got to where we are today.

Career Opportunities

History students at Angelo State University not only enlarge their scope of knowledge, critical thinking and judgment, they also develop writing and research skills. After graduation, students can teach history or pursue careers with public service agencies. Many students continue on to law school or graduate school, which can lead to careers in historic preservation and museums, among other areas.

Scholarly Faculty

Our full-time history faculty engage in various forms of scholarly pursuits in their specialty areas. Members of the history program publish award-winning books and articles, write reviews for prestigious journals, present papers at professional conferences and serve as leaders in various professional organizations. Faculty interests span the spectrum of United States, European, Asian, Latin American and Texas history, as well as more specialized topics ranging from Mexican-Americans in the United States to sports history.

Research Facilities

ASU history students have access to an expanding collection of original research materials in the university library. The history program also has agreements with Fort Concho National Historic Landmark and the West Texas Collection to reference their historic documents for research purposes. Those documents include diaries, journals and memoirs from early West Texas settlers, as well as collections of historic journals and periodicals.

Join Us

For more information about the history program, call 325-942-2324 or e-mail Dr. John Klingemann, Department Chair and Assistant Professor of History, at

Upcoming Events

September 18th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Civil War Lecture Series: Dirck To Speak on Lincoln and the Constitution
    Noted historian Brian Dirck of Anderson University will, in conjunction with the American Library Association’s traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” discuss the constitutional issues that the sixteenth president faced while in office.  Prof. Dirck received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and has written extensively about President Lincoln.

October 21st, 2014

  • Image preview 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Civil War Lecture Series: Civil War Horses
    Prof. Emmett Essin (East Tennessee State University) returns in a follow-up lecture to his highly successful one on mules in the U.S. Army.  This time, Prof. Essin will discuss the service of horses in the nineteenth century military.  Note that the lecture will be held at the Fort Concho Stables.

November 20th, 2014

Department News

Find out about recent faculty publications and other news here.

Get a Scholarship

These three scholarships are awarded each year to history majors:

For more information, contact the history program or visit the departmental scholarships page on the Financial Aid website.

phi Alpha theta

Our history program has a local chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society.


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Study Abroad

Students can earn history credit hours on study abroad trips led by ASU history faculty.

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