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Kim Morse

College of Arts & Sciences
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
The University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts
Indiana Univ Bloomington, Master of Arts
University of Texas at Austin, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

associate professor, Washburn University, 2003-Present

adjunct professor, Texas Lutheran University, 1997-2000

instructional designer, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-2003.

instructor: University of Texas at Austin, 1995-1998 

tutor, St. Edward’s University, 1995-1996

  • HI 101 A, Chngng Wld Hist: Trad & Trans
  • HI 101 B, Chngng Wld Hist: Trad & Trans
  • HI 102 A, Modern World History
  • HI 102 B, Modern World History
  • HI 362 A, History of Latin America
  • HI 363 A, Borderlands and Beyond
  • HI 395 A, History Forum
  • HI 663 GA, Borderlands and Beyond
  • WU 101 Q, The Washburn Experience
  • WU 101 QC, The Washburn Experience
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Latin American history

Venezuelan history

18th and 19th century Latin American Indigenous and Religious history

post-WWII Latino resistance to segregation in Kansas

Service Interests/Activities


Washburn Committees – CFC and CFC Resources, 2004-2007, Aperion, 2004-2009, Apeiron Committee Chair, 2006-2009, Spanish Department Search Committee, 2005,2006, 2007, 2008, History Department Search Committees, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, Web Technician Search Committee Spring 2007, First Year Experience Task Force, 2005-2006, Quality Matters Online Education Peer Review Team, 2005-2007, Washburn Leadership Transformational Experience Committee, Spring 2007-2008, Washburn Transformational Experience Scholarly and Creative Committee, 2008-2011, VPAA Diversity Group, 2008-present, Diversity Matters Seminar Organizing Committee, 2008-present, Director, Diversity Initiatives, 2009-2011, Faculty Senate, 2010-, General Education Committee 2010-present, Assessment Committee Liaison, 2010-present.

History Day District Three Judge Coordinator, 2004-present

Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi, Washburn University



Latin American Studies Association

The Section on Venezuelan Studies of the Latin American Studies Association

Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies


MANA de Topeka - 2011 and 2012 co-chaired the Hermanitas Conference

Shawnee County Historical Association