School of Natural & Social Sciences


Dr. Joseph Weixelman

Associate Professor of History





Teaching Interests

> The American Experience

> The American West

> American Indian History

> Civil War Era

> Civil Rights Movement

> America: 1941 to Present

> World Religions

> Methods & Materials for Social Sciences



Research Interests

> American Indians and National Parks

> Cultural Connections to Wilderness

> History of Education

> The Sixties

> Non-traditional Religions in the U.S.

Contact Information

Department of History, Politics, and Geography
Connell Hall 244, Wayne State College
1111 Main St, Wayne, NE 68787
Tel: +1(402) 375-7135, Fax: +1(402) 375-7458




> PhD, University of New Mexico, 2004

Dissertation Title: Hidden Heritage:Pueblo Indians, National Parks, and the Myth of the "Vanishing Anasazi."

> MA, Montana State University, 1992

Professional Paper: The Power to Evoke Wonder:Native Americans and the Geysers of Yellowstone National Park.

> BA, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1981

Honor's Thesis: The Traditional Navajo Religion and the Baha'i Faith.



Professional Activities/ Awards

> Supervisor for Student Teacher in the Social Sciences

> Faculty Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta (History Honorary)

> The National Society of the Colonial Dames of American History Scholarship (2002)

> The Senator Joseph M. Montoya Fellowship in History (2001)

> The John F. Kennedy Fellowship in History (2000)

> Member, Western History Association

> Member, National Council on Public History

> Member, American Historical Association





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