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Dr. Kate Thomas

Professor; previous Director of Women and Gender Studies; previous Chair CEDIC (Chancellor's Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Coalition)
Social Science

Office: 308 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715/232-1505
Email: thomask@uwstout.edu


Certificate, U.S. Military History Instructor's Course (MHIC), Fort Leavenworth, 2007

Ph.D., History, University of Minnesota, 2005

Certificate, Preparing Future Faculty, University of Minnesota, 2000

B.A., Michigan State University, 1983
Dual Major Public Policy and Sociology, Phi Beta Kappa

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

U.S. History
Native American History
Women's History
Gender Studies
Mixed-Heritage History
Teaching and Learning; Best Practices
Academic Integrity and Rigor
Shared Governance
Inclusive Excellence; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Courses Taught

Early U.S. History
Modern U.S. History
Intro to Women's Studies
U.S. Women's History
Mixed-Heritage History
American Indian History
WWII: A Global and Ethnic History
Women and War

Courses created but not yet scheduled:
Wisconsin State History
Labor History
Sociology and History of Sexuality


Norton U.S. History Tours (online using Google Earth software): “Trails and Trading” (in process), “Mixed-Heritage Peoples,” “Civil War Battles,” “The Right to Vote,” “Highways and Suburbs.” W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2011.  See http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/give-me-liberty3/historytours.aspx

“Very Thoughtfully Decorated My Tent with Roses:” A Nineteenth Century French/Indian Child and Young Adulthood,” The Voyageur (UW-GB), Summer/Fall 2010: 24-33.

“Lesson Study: The Gilded Age,” http://www.cfkeep.org/html/snapshot.php?id=19657468348423, sponsored by UW-La Crosse, posted June 2008.  Study collaboration with Dr. Kim Zagorski and Dr. Robert Zeidel.  I authored the final report on the website.

“Comprehensive Proposal for a Polytechnic ‘Women and Gender Studies’ Minor, Committee on Women’s Issues, and Women’s Center,” submitted to the Women’s Studies Committee and to Provost Julie Furst-Bowe, November 2007; accepted January 2008 with college realignment updates.

“SOTL Project Portfolio: Teaching Critical Analysis in Large Survey Classes,” Stout Teaching and Learning Center, June 2007, http://www3.uwstout.edu/ntlc/SOTL/archiveprojects.cfm .  

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Summary Report for U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, 58th Annual Session NCAI ( Spokane, Washington: 2001).

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Summary Report for U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, 57th Annual Session NCAI ( St. Paul, MN:  2000).
“Ipums Metadata: Documenting 150 Years of Census Microdata," Co-authors Patricia Kelly-hall, Catherine Fitch, Margot Canaday, Lisa Ebeltoft-Kraske, Carrie Ronnander, Kathleen M. Thomas, Historical Methods, 32:3 (Summer 1999), 111-118.

“Maude Kegg, Naawakamigookwe (Middle of the Earth Lady)," Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color, Principal author Kathleen M. Thomas, with Parnell Mahoney, 1998, http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/maudekegg.html.

“Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Central American Region,”  Principal author Patricia Ruggles with Donald Manson, John Trutko, Kathleen M. Thomas, Resource Paper No. 2, Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute, June 1985.

“Profile of the Central American Population in the United States,” Principal author Patricia Ruggles with Michael Fix and Kathleen M. Thomas, Resource Paper No. 3, Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute, June 1985.

“Fertility Trends in the U.S. and Michigan, 1960-1980,” Position Paper, Lansing, Michigan: Office of the Budget, Legislative and Local Policy Division, 1982.