Welcome to the Department of History at Kent State University.

We offer both major and minor programs at the undergraduate level, as well as M.A. and Ph.D. programs for advanced study in history. The department’s course offerings at all levels are chronologically, geographically, and topically broad. With a presence on six of Kent State’s eight campuses, the department’s faculty presently number two dozen and include many award-winning teachers and researchers.

Take advantage of our website to find information about our course offerings, programs of study, faculty and more.  Additional information may be obtained by contacting our undergraduate coordinator, Dr. Kenneth Bindas or graduate coordinator, Dr. Elaine S. Frantz
Thanks for your interest in the Department of History.

Dr. Kevin Adams, Associate Professor and Chair, History 



Our MA student, Trey DeFalco, this Fall produced three episodes of his podcast, Hiccups in History.

The episodes together are called "Rustbelt Roundup" and they focus on the rise, the fall, and the future of Ohio as the economic heart of the United States. You may hear a guest appearance by our own Prof. Ken Bindas in Episode 2.

We think they are great, and hope you will check them out!


Here is a link to Trey's podcast.

  • Undergraduate Programs

    Undergraduate Programs

    At the undergraduate level, the Department of History offers a B.A. degree and a minor in History.

  • Graduate Programs

    Graduate Programs

    Kent State University’s Graduate Program in History offers two degrees: the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy.