The Committee on Teaching and Public Education works year-round to increase awareness of new scholarship on the history of the North American West and to connect educators at the K-12 and university level to share teaching practices. The CTPE encourages collaboration between teachers and historians viewing the benefits of these partnerships as flowing in both directions, with new scholarship on the North American West being transmitted to classrooms at all levels and with K-12 teachers adding their expertise to conversations about teaching and learning.


Sheila McManus (Co-chair), University of Lethbridge
Lindsay Stallones Marshall (Co-chair), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alida Boorn, Independent Historian
Peter Blodgett, The Huntington Library
Brian S Collier, University of Notre Dame
William DeStefano, Tucson, Arizona
Alicia Dewey, Biola University
Sherilyn Farnes, Texas Christian University
Jeffrey Johnson, Providence College
Michelle Lorimer, California State University, San Bernardino

Patricia Loughlin, University of Central Oklahoma

Mark Johnson, University of Notre Dame
Andrea Radke-Moss, BYU-Idaho
Mark Bernhardt, Jackson State University
Kevan Malone, University of California, San Diego
Shannon Murray, Fort Calgary National Historic Site

Linda Sargent Wood, Northern Arizona University

Amado Reyes Guzmán, University of Arizona

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas.

The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!

Western History Association

University of Kansas 

1445 Jayhawk Blvd.

3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045