My courses are student driven and place emphasis on clear communication, critical thinking, textual analysis, and building useful skills for the workplace. In addition to traditional assignments such as book reviews and argumentative essays, students in my courses complete innovative work such as digital humanities projects.
At Kansas State University, I teach courses on Kansas, the American West, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the history of slavery and abolition, the long nineteenth century, and undergraduate survey courses. I supervise both master's and doctoral students.
At the University of Central Arkansas, where I was employed until Spring 2020, my course offerings included all of the above, in addition to courses on politics and society in the Early Republic, religion in early America, and the memory and meaning of the Civil War. I also taught both undergraduate and graduate courses on historical theory and methods.
"Dr. Epps is a great teacher! One of the best professors I've had at UCA. She is very passionate about history which shows through her lectures. She explains things thoroughly and is always open to any questions students may have during lecture. I have learned a lot about our history in this course."
U.S. Survey Student (2015)
"Dr Epps was always very excited and prepared for class. Her knowledge of Kansas was astounding and kept me engaged every class. While the class was pointed towards history and education majors, it was very easy to digest as an outside major. I would personally take more courses taught by Dr. Epps in the future."
History of Kansas Student (2021)
"The variety of assignments helped me to understand different concepts, like historiography and primary sources.... Dr. Epps always provided us with links to any resource she thought would be beneficial to our learning, which was very helpful and interesting."
Civil War and Reconstruction Student (2014)
I liked that Dr. Epps strongly encouraged student participation, made every part of the class relevant and interesting, [and] interacted with students to fully explain concepts. I LOVED HER!!!!!!!
U.S. Survey Student (2018)