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Kurt Kemper

Kurt Kemper

Kurt Kemper

Professor / General Beadle Honors Program Director


College of Arts and Sciences


Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2000
M.A., George Mason University, 1996
B.S., University of South Dakota, 1992


Dr. Kurt Kemper is a Professor of History and the Director of the General Beadle Honors Program. He teaches introductory history courses and classes that support the Cyber Leadership and Intelligence major. He is the author of College Football and American Culture in the Cold War Era and Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball as well as the survey text American Sports History, 1607 to the Present.


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