Current Graduate Students

 

 kelsea

 

 

Kelsea Duvall

Location:

  • Russellville, AR

Research Interests:

  • Modern European and World History, specifically political and diplomatic history and the history of international relations.

My Story:

  • I graduated from Arkansas Tech in December of 2019 with a double Bachelor of Arts in History and International Relations: Political Affairs. I started the History Graduate program in January of 2020. I plan to either try and work in the government after graduation or teach at a Community College before getting a PhD in History. I am also looking at getting a graduate degree in international relations at some point.

 

 

 Spencer

 

Spencer Hurlbut

Location:

  • Russellville, AR

Research Interests:

  • United States history and gender.

My Story:

  • I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from Arkansas Tech University in May 2020. I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts in History. After I graduate my plan is to begin teaching at a high school in Arkansas.

 JC
 

JC Wood

Location:

  • Fort Smith, AR

Research Interests:

  • Military History

My Story:

  • Years ago I started my Masters at U of A, but my son became ill and I dropped my thesis in order to look after him, as he got a little better I home schooled him. When he was 13 we started a wholesale book company together. Now he is also a student at Tec. While home schooling we developed an educational board game called Paragraph Power. Look it up, we have a website. I’m now back completing the MA I did not finish.

 Karl
 

Karl Lowry

Location:

  • Fountain Lake, AR

Research Interests:

  • My potential thesis agenda focuses on our Nation’s beginning of seeking freedom.

    US History: 1750-1800: From the Pre-Revolution Roots through The American Revolutionary War and Foundation of the Constitution.

    Arkansas History: 1819-1836: From Territory to Statehood

My Story:

  • Never stop chasing your dream and trust me, the universities are not going out of business. This might be some of the best advice I received in 1985 when I chose a career instead of college. Over thirty years later, I am closing in on my high school goal to become a teacher.

    My life began as the first generation born in the US on my mother’s side to Greek immigrants that arrived in 1964. My grandparents came from rich families that afforded them the best schools available. Education was a high priority in my upbringing and only now am I engaging it at the highest levels. Better late than never has them smiling down upon me.

    I made a drive to Russellville in 2017 to meet Dr. Blanks and I knew I was home. The History and Political Science Department is loaded with some of the best professors and people I have known. Here, I became more than a student and instead was part of a family. The curriculum is well prepared, and an array of topics are available connected to history.

    In 2021, I begin my journey towards my MA History focused on teaching soon. My commitment to studies has opened doors to many schools across the nation, but I am exactly where I want to be at Arkansas Tech University. World-class education across from Feltner’s Whattaburger, what more do you want?

    Go Tech!

Additional Graduate Student Profiles will be made available soon