Department of History
Tim D. McNeese
Chair of the History Department
Associate Professor of History
A.A., York College, 1973
- B.A., Harding University, 1976
- B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1988
- M.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1981
- American West
- American Civil War
- American Presidency
- American Indians
- Art History
- Historical Writing
- Professor McNeese has published more than 100 books and educational materials over the past 20 years, including many for middle and high school readers. Look for more information about his writings at his bibliography and biography pages on Amazon.com.
- He appeared on the History Channel program, Risk Takers, History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon.
- Professor McNeese has served as a faculty member at the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference in Albuquerque.
- He authored a multi-volume, comprehensive history of the United States, published in 2010.
- Professor McNeese and his wife, Professor Beverly McNeese, a faculty member in the YC English Department, co-sponsor a domestic studies program for YC students. They took students along the Lewis and Clark Trail (2003, 2005), through the American Southwest (2008), to New England (2010) and to Ontario and the Mid-Atlantic states (2012).
- His latest article, "'I Must Have Some Relief or It Will Kill Me': Abraham Lincoln's Reliance on Shakespeare" was published in 2012 by Southern Utah University Press in the Journal of The Wooden O.
- His most recent book, a history of the American Disabilities Movement, written for middle and high school grades, is scheduled for publication in late 2013.
"I want my students to not just know the facts, dates, and names that make up history, but, as often as I can impart it, to have a feel for it all; to have gained some inkling of what it was like to have been someone, been somewhere, done something, and otherwise lived in another time and place." -- Tim McNeese
If you have questions about the History Department, or would like to schedule a tour of the program, please contact Mr. Tim McNeese, Chair of the Department of History.