WHA Standing Committees

The WHA benefits from the service of members who contribute to various Standing Committees and Ad Hoc Committees. The Standing Committees are organized as either "Operations" or "Planning and Finance" as noted below.

 

Are you interested in serving on a committee or learning more? Contact the Chair of each Standing Committee to find out how you can participate or become active in the WHA!


Standing Committees for Operations:

Committee on Assault Response and Educational Strategies (CARES)
Membership Committee
Committee on Race and the American West (CRAW)
Public History Committee
Committee on Teaching and Public Education
Technology Committee

Committee on Contingent and Adjunct Faculty  

Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee (2018-


Standing Committees for Planning and Finance:

Financial Advisory Committee  
Program Committees  

Local Arrangements Committees

 

STANDING COMMITTEES FOR OPERATIONS

CRAW


TEACHING/PUBLIC EDUCATION


DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP


CARES


MEMBERSHIP


PUBLIC HISTORY


CONTINGENT/ADJUNCT


STRATEGIC PLANNING


STANDING COMMITTEES FOR PLANNING AND FINANCE

Financial Advisory Committee

Lynn Roper, WHA Treasurer and Chair (2023)

Maria Montoya, WHA President (2021)

David Igler (2021)

Karen Merrill (2022)

Steve Aron (2022)


2020 Program Committee

Leisl Carr Childers, 2020 Program Committee Co-Chair

Lori Flores, 2020 Program Committee Co-Chair

Amy Lonetree, 2020 Program Committee Co-Chair


View the full 2020 Program Committee here!

2020 Local Arrangements

Virginia Scharff, 2020 LAC Chair


View the full 2020 Local Arrangements Committee here!



2021 Program Committee

Erika Bsumek, 2021 Program Committee Co-Chair

Erik Loomis, 2021 Program Committee Co-Chair

Michael Witgen, 2021 Program Committee Co-Chair


View the full 2021 Program Committee here!

2021 Local Arrangements

Katrine Barber, 2021 LAC Co-Chair

Steven Fountain, 2021 LAC Co-Chair


Ryan Boothe, Washington State University 

Peter Boag, Washington State University 

Coll Thrush, University of British Columbia 

Peter Kopp, University of Colorado Denver 

Greta Smith, Independent Public Historian 

David Paul Hedberg, Independent Public Historian 

2022 Program Committee

Julian Lim, 2022 Program Committee Co-Chair

Tyina Steptoe, 2022 Program Committee Co-Chair


The 2022 Program Committee will be announced soon!

2022 Local Arrangements

William Kiser, 2022 LAC Co-Chair

Lindsey Passenger Wieck, 2022 LAC Co-Chair

Omar Valerio-Jimenez, 2022 LAC Co-Chair


The 2022 Local Arrangements Committee will be announced soon!

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  

wha@westernhistory.org