Dr. Kurt Leichtle

Kurt LeichtleChair, History & Philosophy Department
Coordinator, Broad Field Social Studies
Professor of History

Kleinpell Fine Arts Rm. 304

Ph. D. - University of Illinois
M. A .- University of Illinois
B. A. - Luther College

Areas of Focus

  • 19th century U. S. history
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Public history
  • Urban history
  • Latin American history
  • Educational techniques in the social studies
  • Senior seminar

Recent Publications

Crusade Against Slavery: Edward Coles, Pioneer of Freedom, by Kurt Leichtle and Bruce Carveth, Southern Illinois University Press, May 2011. Paperback available at amazon.com.