Baylor University
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kimberly R. Kellison, Interim Chair Tidwell Bible Building, 2nd Floor, Waco, TX 76798 | 254-710-2667

Kimberly R. Kellison

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Kimberly R. Kellison

Associate Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: Tidwell B20 (hours) Phone: (254) 710-6302

Associate Professor and Interim Chair of History


    Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1997


    American South, Civil War and Reconstruction

Why I Came To Baylor:
"I came to Baylor because of the variety of opportunities the university provided. Baylor's emphasis on teaching, its expanding vision of becoming a major research institution, and the ethical and moral traditions of the school all appealed to me. The warmth and support of the Baylor community, along intellectual as well as spiritual lines, also distinguished this institution from others."

On the strengths of the History Department:
"I am greatly excited about the growing number of faculty members in our department. In recent years we have added a number of scholars dedicated to Baylor's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. A larger faculty provides greater diversity and creativity, benefiting students in the undergraduate program and particularly in the graduate program."

On My Research Interests:
"My research interests center on religion, race, and gender in the American South. My current project explores the impact of evangelical Christianity on the lives of nineteenth century South Carolinians. A new project will examine the rhetoric of death and dying in the American South."